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The Fall 2021 Edition of the CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” is out now.

The Fall 2021 Edition of the CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” is out now.

Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well as family members. The theme for this edition is “Gratitude” And it highlights the people, places and activities in our lives that help keep us going. Self advocates from across B.C. share their stories of what has made them grateful, like artistic pursuits, sports,

Have your say on making new buildings more accessible

Victoria Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:30 AM The Province is inviting all British Columbians to provide their feedback about how to make new buildings more accessible for all people. “Everyone should be able to enter, exit and move through buildings independently and with dignity, and we need to hear from British Columbians on how we can best support that,” said Dan Coulter, Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility. “This engagement is the

Building a brighter future

Posted on October 27, 2021 by Matthew Yeomans (Chilliwack) This pandemic was my time to get healthy and get the support I needed to change my life. It’s been a blessing. It’s been very hard, but it has changed my life for the better. I was born in Thompson, Manitoba and moved to Chilliwack in grade 9. I am lucky to be part of a semi-independent living program supported by

New affordable homes coming to Parksville

Parksville Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1:15 PM Work is underway on a new housing development in Parksville that will provide 87 affordable rental homes for families, seniors and people living with disabilities with moderate and low incomes. “These homes will go a long way to addressing the critical need for affordable housing in Parksville,” said Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. “I look forward to seeing the difference these new rental

Improved system coming for children and youth with support needs

Victoria Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:45 PM Neurodiverse children and youth and those with disabilities will benefit from a new service system that will provide supports for children and youth based on their unique needs, with or without a diagnosis. Currently, children have to wait for help until they are diagnosed. Many children, such as those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, qualify for very few supports, even though they may

More funding coming for children and youth with complex needs

Victoria Monday, October 25, 2021, 8:35 AM The families of children and youth with physical disabilities and other complex care needs will receive more help to pay for the medical equipment they need to live at home through a $10-million funding increase to medical equipment benefits under the At Home Program. “For too long, families with children and youth with support needs have had to make difficult choices as the

NELSON SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP

What is the purpose of a Self-Advocacy Group? The purpose of The Nelson Self-Advocacy Group is to encourage people with disabilities to take more control over their own lives, make their own decisions, solve their own problems, and speak for themselves. We build awareness and education of the strengths, rights, wants, and needs of people with disabilities. The direction of the group will be member-driven and therefore the group could

Wayfinders Series: Tools to Help You Find Your Direction

November 17 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PST Recurring Event (See all) Virtual Event SESSION INFO: « Back to all events NOV 17 & 24: Tools to help you find your direction. *The second meeting for each topic will be an ‘open mike’ session for parents/families/self advocates, for a personal dive into the topic* Discovering your abilities WayFinders encourage you to focus on your strengths. Thinking ahead WayFinders

Adult Social Club – Fall Session #2

November 17 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST Recurring Event (See all) Virtual Event $60 SESSION INFO: « Back to all events Due to high demand of our Social Clubs, you may only register for one day a week. Choose Monday OR Wednesday. Mondays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6 Wednesdays: Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 & Dec 1, 8 Ages 19-49 Cost $60 CLICK

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