The BC People First Society (BCPF) is a non-profit provincial organization that is part of the international PEOPLE FIRST movement.
BCPF has been the independent voice of self-advocates in BC for over 40 years.
We are a provincial non-profit society made up of a group of people who want to make sure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are included and respected in our communities as full citizens.
We do this by supporting each other to speak up for ourselves and by sharing advocacy skills with each other.
About BC People First • Projects & Activities • Board of Directors, Advisors
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2020 is in full swing, and so is BCPF.
We have been working very hard on our website redevelopment.
Hope you will enjoy the new look.
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Here is a collection of stories and events about BC People First by Self Advocate Net contributors.
Application deadline: Please apply by Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. Send your resume and cover letter via email to the Provincial Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com. Or email us if you have any questions about this position. Job Title: BC People First Self-Advocate & Member Liaison (Part-Time Contract Employment Position) Job Summary: The BCPF Self-Advocate & Member Liaison is an experienced self-advocate and optimistic people-person, located anywhere in British Columbia, who will:
January 6, 2021 In this newsletter: Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award Nominations Now Open until February 8th Save the Date: February 25th & 26th, 2021 – BCPF Online Conference – Rights & Wellness Advocacy Committee on Accessibility: Video, Petition & Letter Member Prize Draw Winners BCPF Recommends! President’s Message: Hello BCPF Members and Friends. Happy new year to you all! Sending you warm wishes as we start 2021, it
August 27, 2020 In this newsletter: President’s Message Video: BC People First Matters We’re In This Together Tuesdays Youth Leadership Committee Monthly Prize Draw: #FoodForThoughtFridays Self-Advocacy Skills 101 – Tip #3 Blogpost: Representation in Media BCPF Recommends! President’s Message Hello BC People First Members, Volunteers, Community Partners, and Supporters! We have learned a lot over these last few months, haven’t we? Some things have been challenging but we have also found
We are creating a membership-based cookbook including our Members’ most favourite recipes to cook for themselves. Do you have a recipe you love cooking and want to share it with others? We will be using the cookbook as a fundraiser this coming October to help BCPF raise needed funds for our advocacy projects across the province. Join us in our mission to show others that everyone who wants to
May 12, 2020 In this newsletter: FY19/20 BC People First Annual Report BCPF Raffle – You Could Win a Brand New $600 Bicycle! Self Advocate Leadership Network (SALN) News We’re In This Together Tuesdays: Virtual BC Self-Advocate Meetings BC People First Annual Report Checkout our annual report for this past fiscal year, April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020. You can also find the PDF version by clicking here. BCPF
April 6, 2020 In this newsletter: President’s Message April Photo Contest Award Winners Announced BCPF Recommends! President’s Message Hello BC People First Members, Volunteers, Community Partners, and Supporters! As we go through this challenging time together, we want to thank everyone for all you are doing to keep yourselves and our community safe and healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We wanted to let you know the steps we have
We know isolating at home for long periods of time can be hard so we want to celebrate everyone who is being safe and staying at home right now during this pandemic. It is important to stay connected during these times of uncertainty and we want to hear what you are doing to have fun at home throughout the month of April. Join our photo contest! Share a photo with
Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 BC People First Advocacy & Leadership Awards! President’s Award ~ Jerry Laidlaw Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award ~ Kara Anderson We look forward to presenting the awards in person to Kara and a member of Jerry’s family as soon as we are able to. All of our events are on hold right now due to the coronavirus pandemic but we still want
February 7, 2020 In this newsletter: President’s Message BCPF Conference 2020: Empowering Employment Call for Board Nominations Advocacy Leadership of the Year Award Your Voice Matters Advocacy Tips BCPF Recommends! President’s Message Hello BC People First Members, Volunteers, Community Partners, and Supporters! It’s hard to believe the month of January has already come and gone but we welcome 2020! We are looking forward to another great year filled with advocacy efforts and
What is the position? BCPF Volunteer Advisors are people an individual can trust and feel comfortable with. Advisors are appointed by the volunteer Board of Directors of BC People First and assist a Board Member in a specific region of the province. Advisors assist Board Members to receive information in a form that allows them to understand what is happening at meetings, events, and in the business of BCPF. They help