2015 Archive

Increases to Asset Exemptions for PWD Recipients.

    Community Update     Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Increases Asset Exemptions to $100,000 for PWD Recipients Dear Community Partner, Starting December 1st 2015, people receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) will be able to have up to $100,000 in assets without it impacting their eligibility for assistance. For couples where both individuals have the PWD designation this amount will be $200,000. In addition PWD

October is Community Inclusion Month

The theme of this year’s Community Inclusion Month is Claiming Full Citizenship. Community Inclusion Month welcomes all members of community to celebrate and bring awareness to the strengths and achievements of people with developmental disabilities. It challenges us to think of community as more than just a place where we live; it is where we all come together to work, learn and play. Community Living Month Calendar Find out what’s

Supporting employment in the classroom and the workplace

Supporting employment in the classroom and the workplace View on Flickr Economy, Education Monday, May 4, 2015 12:30 PM VICTORIA – From the classroom to the workplace, government is helping British Columbians with disabilities access the training, resources and technology they need to secure employment through $1.2 million in funding for post-secondary institutions and $9 million over three years for the new Technology@Work program. Government is providing more than $1.2

STEPS FORWARD Progam – Study, work and meet new people at UBC Okanagan

Supporting students with developmental diverse abilities to study, work and meet new people at their local university.  Students study courses of interest, join clubs and campus activites and try different jobs that help to develop a career. STEPS Forward staff help to: Figure out courses to study Modify course work Facilitate relationships with professors Meet new people Find fun things to do on campus Find student employment Eligibility is NOT

Inclusion B.C. Conducting A Survey for families supporting an adult son or daughter with a developmental disability.

Survey for BC families supporting an adult son or daughter with a developmental disability. This survey is also for families who are supporting a youth son or daughter who is transitioning out of high school. This short survey will take five minutes to complete. Inclusion BC wants to hear from families about your experiences accessing funding or services for your sons and daughters with developmental disabilities. Your experiences are critical in

101 Ways To Make Friends July Edition

 Upcoming Training Events with David Pitonyak Jul 01, 2015 06:57 pm | Aaron We are excited to once again be hosting David Pitonyak for a week in October!  David Pitonyak for Shared Living Folks: The Importance of Belonging Monday, 26 October 2015 from 9:00 to 4:00 Burnaby, B.C. Being connected to the people we love is critical to our emotional and physical well-being. Many people experiencing our services […] comments

Making progress on Accessibility 2024

 Friday, June 26, 2015 1:00 PM VICTORIA – British Columbians throughout the province are benefiting from the actions included in the one-year progress update on Accessibility 2024, released today. With almost half a million British Columbians identifying as having a disability, government has set a vision for B.C. to be the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities. Accessibility 2024 includes activities that will dissolve barriers and provide

Keep Moving – Don’t Stop – 2015 Inclusion BC Conference Review

Friday June 12, 2015   Keep Moving – Don’t Stop – 2015 Inclusion BC Conference By: Tara Kimberley Torme     This year I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Inclusion BC Conference with the theme of ‘’Keep Moving Don’t Stop’’ thanks to receiving the scholarship from Inclusion BC. Running for three days from Wednesday May 27, 2015 (the preconference day) – Saturday May 30, 2015 various notables such

Strategic Plan

CLBC Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016 This strategic plan outlines Community Living British Columbia’s direction until 2016. It was developed in  consultation with individuals, families, service providers and other community partners, and is reviewed annually. CLBC is committed to working collaboratively with its many partners and to bringing other community organizations and leaders into the process as we execute this strategic plan.     This document highlights our plans to:

CLBC takes steps to strengthen home share residential services in B.C.

 May 13th, 2015 Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is moving forward with a plan that aims over the next five years to strengthen home share residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities in B.C. Home sharing is currently the most frequently used residential service among those served by CLBC, supporting about 3,500 people in the province. It is a flexible residential option where an adult with a developmental disability shares

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