Posts From Cam Dore

Krystian’s history

The Kamloops Self-Advocate is a newsletter for people in the community to reduce stigma and discrimination around all disabilities published by Krystian Shaw, featuring interviews, upcoming events, tips, stories and more Born with an intellectual disability, Krystian Shaw never doubted he could pursue his dream.   The Kamloops Self Advocate would like your feedback NEWSLETTER TOPICS We would like to know which topic interests you the most and what you look


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

Meet Brion

Intent to educate those why need to hire people with disabilities  success story this below. Amanda’s my job coach. She helped me get my first paid job.” Brion and his parents felt stuck. They had applied for all sorts of jobs and built up Brion’s resume but weren’t successful in getting him a paid position. That’s where Amanda, a WorkBC job coach, came in. “We were able to do different

Working at a job I love

By Michaela Robinson Accessibility to me means going to a job I love and being part of a team that’s inclusive of all people. I have learned it is important to speak up if you see an organization you would like to be a part of. I did and now I have a job I really love.I have been working at White Spot for almost a year and a half.

Langley Self Advocacy Group

Inclusion Langley Society has supported a Self-Advocate Committee since 2009. The committee meets monthly to provide information about self-advocacy and to talk about issues and events that are important to self-advocates. The committee has been involved in organization events and projects that have resulted in the development of guides for self-advocates on Supported Decision Making, Abuse and Neglect and Employment Rights. The goals of the committee are to promote learning,

Turning disability to diverse-ability is a win for business

Dishwasher and baker’s assistant Alex Lecce places clean dishes in a bin at the washing station at Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies.   Hiring differently abled workers is a catalyst for positive cultural change in the workplace, spurring innovation and even employee retention. Lisa and Patrick Beecroft employ a crack team of specialists at their Port Moody bakery, each seemingly faster and more skilled than the last. Aaron can perfectly

The Painted Chair: More than a store, it’s a family

Nicole and Ravi greet visitors on The Painted Chair sales floor. The B.C. government has recognized September as Disability Employment Month. Learn about how Community Living BC is working with individuals, families, employers, community groups and government partners to increase employment for people with developmental disabilities through the Community Action Employment Plan here.  You can also visit to  find resources for creating inclusive workplaces and click here learn how

Correctional Centre sets an inclusive tone

Having a broadly diverse and inclusive workplace brings a wider set of skills and perspectives to the table. Dayton (centre) and Kyle (left) are right there with everyone, contributing to our success and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” says Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) Warden Steve DiCastri (right). A lot of work goes into opening the province’s largest prison. When Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) Warden Steve DiCastri needed workers

Tyler has a job! A paying job!

“It has been very exciting and emotional to see Tyler go to work and successfully complete his tasks, feel proud of his job and start to grasp the concept of earning money,” says Daynna of her son’s job with Spider Agile Technology. How one family found their way forward, when the path to the future and a meaningful job was unclear. After graduating from high school in Kelowna, Tyler felt

Taking Pride in His Work

Mike Bourassa with Bill Maitland at Goat Lake Forest Products in Powell River. Bill has been impressed with Mike’s hard work and positive attitude in his job. Mike Bourassa has grown up in a family that has worked all their lives in the logging industry, where he first learned how to split wood and kindling. When a position at Goat Lake Forest Products for Dust Management became available, Mike was

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