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Covid Baby

Covid Baby

Written by Jodi Shanoss Hi my name is Jodi. I am a Gitxsan woman originally from Kispiox. Previous to Covid I only had two children. A nine year old and a three year old. Life can be hard living on PWD and making ends meet when you have kids. But my kids are the most important thing in the world to me, always my top priority. The pandemic lockdown was hard, and

Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo – SAS

The Self Advocates of Semiahmoo(SAS) are a group made up of awesome people with diverse abilities and forward thinking ideas. SAS is about real change. SAS members gain confidence, friendships and create meaningful experiences. There are lots of ways to be a part of SAS; meetings, speaking, karaoke nights, fundraisers, conferences,Community Inclusion month, Surrey Eagles night, sharing with others and so much more!! The Self-Advocates ofSemiahmoo (SAS) are also a

The Self Advocates of Nanaimo (SAN)

“Nothing About Us Without Us” Self Advocates Nanaimo – SAN·Wednesday, August 21, 2019· Self Advocates Nanaimo (SAN) was formed with support of Nanaimo Supporting Advocates in Leadership in 2014. SAN is an important platform for people with diversabilities to have a voice and to learn how to take positive action towards the issues presented. SAN provides opportunities for advocacy, mentorship, education and community building. Recently, SAN was involved in a

Self Advocates for a Brighter Future – SABF

    Self Advocates for a Brighter Future   Self Advocates for a Brighter Future (commonly known as “SABF”) was started June 6, 2007, by self advocates and support persons of BeConnected Support Services and Kardel Consulting.  SABF is an open group, which means anybody is able to join. In early 2015 SABF opened up a new chapter in Duncan serving self advocates in the Cowichan Valley. SABF meets once monthly, more

Revelstoke Self Advocacy Group

A bit about ourselves………. Our group was started in 2014 when Robert Tippe (founder) was looking into whether Revelstoke had a group running at that time. Rob found that there had been a group but due to staffing/volunteer changes the group fell between the cracks and wasn’t continued. Living with a disability he understood the difficulties that people with disabilities faced in everyday life and he wanted to do something

Important information for service providers in B.C.’s North and Interior regarding wildfires

Posted on July 16, 2021   Dear Service Providers and Caregivers, As you are aware, fire and evacuation season has begun in our regions and we have a number of individuals and families who have been impacted, or may be impacted, in various communities.  The safety and wellbeing of CLBC’s network of supported individuals, families, staff and service providers is a top priority for us. With the fires currently affecting

CLBC Board Chair re-appointed to second term

Posted on July 22, 2021          Dr. Michael J. Prince. Community Living BC (CLBC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael J. Prince has been appointed to serve a second term as Chair of the CLBC Board of Directors from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024. Dr. Prince was first appointed Board Chair from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. “I am honoured to again be given the

Sooke Self Advocacy Group

Robyn Appleton was a member of People First in Mission before moving out to the island. She has been living in Sooke, on Vancouver Island, for about five years now and misses the activities she participated in when she was in People First. To this end she has decided to set up a Self Advocacy group in Sooke.   The goal of this meeting is for people to meet each


The Chilliwack People First group is a group for self advocates to get together, share our stories and experiences, stay informed and support one another. We are friends who help each other. The group started in 1992 when Mike and Connie Newton got together with Julie Flumerfelt as an advisor and started inviting others to join in. The 3 founders have moved on but 2 of our current members were

Kamloops Speaking Up Self-Advocacy Awareness Group!

    Hello! We are the Kamloops Speaking Up Self-Advocacy Awareness (SUSA) Group.   Our group is focused on: being a team, to encourage, support, and stand up for each other; to have a voice and take charge of our lives to achieve our goals and dreams; to be understood in all aspects of our lives and to create awareness and a better world! Our committee is made up of

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