2014 Archives

Employment Success Story with Julie Williams

Hi. My Name is Julie Williams. I am 35 years old. I started my job search a couple years ago, and discovered it was very difficult to find a job. When I began working with Gail at Ridge Meadows Community Living; she helped me with a new resume and job search. The help and advice I got was good when I felt like giving up. We gave out lots of

Flexibility helps people with disabilities earn

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 3:00 PM VICTORIA – The Province is recognizing the unique circumstances of people with disabilities by making it easier for those receiving disability assistance to earn more money with annualized earnings exemptions. Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Don McRae made the announcement today while marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Starting in January 2015, B.C. will become the first province in Canada

CLBC celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd, 2014   A message from CEO Seonag Macrae.     “Hi, I’m Seonag Macrae, the Chief Executive Officer for Community Living British I want to encourage everyone to join me in celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Today and everyday, CLBC is committed to promoting the diverse abilities of all British Columbians. CLBC applauds the many individuals we serve, and their families. We wish to thank

101 Ways to Make Friends

Spectrum Community Conversations – Dayna Kneeland on Spirituality, Dec. 10th 2014 Dec 01, 2014 01:34 am | Aaron As we leave one year and enter the next, our community conversations continue with Dayna Kneeland. With the “Building Caring Communities Project,” Dayna has a long history of supporting all kinds of people, and a deep interest in spirituality and respectful inclusion of everyone.  She has been hosting an open weekly community

December Edition of The Kamloops Self-Advocate Newsletter 2014

The Kamloops Self-Advocate is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   December Edition of The Kamloops Self-Advocate Newsletter is all about.   Holiday Celebration newsletter December and some info about inclusion in community life. and healthy relationships information and much more.   Click here to read the newsletter:  KSA Newsletter Dec 2014 (1)   If you would like to contact the newsletter, you can email thekamloopsselfadvocate@yahoo.com.

BC Special Olympics November Newsletter 2014

        In this issue of BC Special Olympics   November Newsletter  click hear for copy   or go to there website click hear   Sports Celebrities Festival makes a difference In the words of Special Olympics BC – Surrey athlete Kristina Ettema, the 2014 Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Silver Wheaton was “the awesomest night ever.” Ettema, an international champion in alpine skiing and national medallist in

People Say to People with Disabilities

We created this last winter (2012) for an event at Patrick’s Cabaret. The film features performers from Interact Theater Company in Minneapolis, MN. Interact is an arts program for artists with disabilities. Our mission is to create art and challenge society’s view of disability. Check out our website or Facebook page and say hello!

CLBC Update Annual Service Satisfaction Survey

November 21, 2014 Hello,Every year as part of our commitment to continuous quality improvements, Community Living BC (CLBC) conducts an Annual Service Satisfaction Survey by telephone with a randomly selected group of self advocates and family members from across the province.  The results from this survey help inform us about areas of service delivery that may need improvement and where supports and services are working well. The information also guides us

Quality of Life

by Tyrone Brown   Who can best cope with the challenges one faces in life? The individual who has conditions for daily living, which provide happiness and stability through quality family time and care, as well as caregivers with a heart. Regardless of the individual, feeling loved and accepted for who one is will always be the foundation for quality of life. There are general requirements to have comfortable living

News from Ministry of Social Development and Innovations regarding electronic funds transfer (EFT)

This is news from Ministry of Social Development and Innovations regarding electronic funds transfer (EFT)/ Direct Deposit They are changing the automatic mailing of EFT notices that you receive in the mail stubs paper monthly bases ministry is as of DEC 2014 is stopping mailing to your house. But instead of you having your stub mailed to you.   You will have to use a computer access to use there

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