BC People First

BCPF Conference 2020: Empowering Employment

08 Jan 2020 For Self-Advocates ~ By Self-Advocates Attend this one-day educational employment conference for self-advocates in Nanaimo, BC on March 25, 2020. Hosted by BC People First. Come learn skills and tools to advance your job search, keep long-term employment, and stay job-ready for the future! Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 | 8:30am to 4:30pm Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC BC People First Conference 2020: Empowering

Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award Now Open for Nominations

Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award For Exemplary Advocacy Action Presented by: BC People First Society BCPF has opened nominations for our first ever Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award that will be announced at our Employment Conference for Self-Advocates on March 25, 2020. About the Award BC People First is proud to present our first Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award. In celebration of an individual who has shown

BCPF June30th,2019 Newsletter

  June 30, 2019 President’s Message AGM & Conference Recap Get Involved with Us!  Community News Introduction Hello Members, Volunteers, and Community Partners: I hope you are all having a fantastic Canada Day long weekend! It’s hard to believe 2019 is already halfway over. I was so excited to be elected as the new BCPF President at our AGM this year and am happy to serve my peers. There’s a

BC People First is hiring for a new Provincial Coordinator!! (Part time work)

  Remote part time job opportunity! BC People First Non-Profit Society is looking for a new Provincial Coordinator. Contract is 32 hours per month from home at $24.75/hour, one year contract (with high probability of renewal, our current Coordinator has been with us since 2015)   Required: One evening meeting per month, ability to attend in person events yearly, and all other hours are flexible. Posting closes May 2nd 2019.


  Submission by David Johnston, Director of BCPF and Ariel Pavic, Provincial Coordinator BCPF Title: BC People First in partnership with CLBC South Fraser Region Self Advocates “I Be Proud, You Be Proud” Conference 2018 The BC People First Society In partnership with CLBC South Fraser Region Self Advocates held the “I Be Proud, You Be Proud” Leadership Conference on March 15th 2018.  Self Advocates from across the South Fraser

Why I decided to run for Treasurer of the National People First Board

  David Johnston Before I tell you why I ran for the People First National board I think I should tell you what People First of Canada is all about. People First of Canada http://www.peoplefirstofcanada.ca/ has a one representative from each province of Canada that sits on the national committee; it is usually the president. People First of Canada advocates for self-advocates all over Canada on different issues like affordable

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors and Notice of AGM

BC PEOPLE FIRST  Notice of 2018 All General Meeting WHEN: Thursday March 15th 2018, 2:30-4:30pm LOCATION: Abbotsford Quality Hotel and Conference Centre 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC V3G 2C6 ON THE AGENDA:  President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Elections of 5 new Directors, Review and approval of new Bylaws and Constitution to bring BCPF into compliance with the new BC Societies Act. COST: The AGM is FREE for all BCPF members. If

People First Summer 2017 Newsletter!

We have lots to catch our members and supporters up on! Check out our Summer 2017 Newsletter! Inside: Letter from the new President of BCPF: Michael McLellan Announcing the 2017-2018 BCPF Board of Directors and Vacancy in the position of Regional Director of the Lower Mainland East and Fraser Valley Member Highlight: Brayden Walterhouse 2017 Inclusion BC Conference Recap by Michael McLellan Plain Language Translation Kids Brain Health Network Survey Get

BC People First and Plain Language Translation

               By: Conrad Tyrkin and Michael McLellan.   The BC People First Society (BCPF for short) is a Non-Profit Provincial organization that is part of a larger national movement. There are now People First groups all over the world! We work to make sure that people with a developmental disability are respected and included in communities as full citizens. We do this by supporting each other to speak up for

Kids Brain Health Network wants input on what their research should focus on, and they want YOUR help!

  If you are a person affected by Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (self advocate adult or teen, parent of a child with CP, FASD, ASD, elementary school teacher, high school teacher, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Educator (pre-school), Family Physician, ER Physician, Psychiatrist, nurse, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, University based researcher, Social Worker, Frontline worker delivering interventions to children or youth with CP, ASD,

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