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CLBC Message to Self Advocates March 5th,2020

March 5, 2020 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, The new year is off to a busy start. With spring just around the corner, here are some updates about what CLBC is working on: Minimum direct funded respite rate increase Home sharing funding increase New information being collected as part of employment services Inclusive housing plan updates Open CLBC Board meeting takes place March 12 Self advocate and family

CLBC’s E-Newsletter March 2020

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |     March 2020 A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips Striking a chord: Band puts talents on displayFor Erik, Ryan and Adam, members of the band 13th Floor, playing music together is chance to pursue a shared passion, develop their skills, and put on some rockin’ live shows.Click here to read about the band and learn about upcoming performances, including taking the stage at an inclusive art

Learning from each other: A MentorAbility experience with CLBC’s CEO

Posted on February 13, 2020 In November, Tyler Bacon of Hope spent a day with CLBC CEO Ross Chilton through the MentorAbility program and shares his experience of the day. MentorAbility Canada is a national supported employment initiative that provides an opportunity for education and awareness to be shared between employers and organizational leaders and people with disabilities in communities throughout Canada. “When I graduated from high school, I realized

Provincial budget increases CLBC respite rate for individuals and families

Posted on February 19, 2020 Community Living BC is increasing minimum respite rates for families from $2,800 to $3,080 per year effective April 1, 2020. This is made possible thanks to $1 million per year in new funding announced in the provincial budget on February 18, 2020. Respite funding is provided to family members who are caring for eligible individuals. It typically funds a worker to provide support to an

CLBC 2020 Self-Advocate Conference (South Fraser Region)

Community Living British Columbia presents: 2020 Self-Advocate Conference South Fraser Region (Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Surrey & Delta) “Self Advocates in MOTION” Moving Forward in Mental Health, Addictions, Housing, Transportation, Employment and Community Involvement Wednesday, April 8th 2020 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Abbotsford Arts Centre 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 3M1     REGISTRATION Registration Deadline: March 16th    Interested in Presenting? Please see attached form

Vancouver Coastal Self Advocacy Leadership Conference – “Wholesome Living”

March 30, 2020 8:00am – 4:00pm Celebrate and discuss the theme “Wholesome Living.” This includes self-care, housing, relationships, budgeting and more! This event is open to self advocates over 19 living in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri-cities, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, North/West Vancouver, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, and the Sea-to-Sky area. For full details, and to register, click here. 

Keeping Myself Safe and Well

If your son or daughter receives CLBC support and lives in the North Okanagan Shuswap, this Annual event might be of interest to them. The CLBC North Okanagan-Shuswap Community Council is sponsoring a fun, learning event on TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH from 11am – 4pm in the main floor meeting room at the Vernon Library. This is an opportunity for self-advocates to learn how to keep themselves safe and well, enjoy

Celebrate Diverse Abilities Magazine Winter 2019/2020.

Celebrate Diverse Abilities Welcome to the Winter 2019-20 Edition of CLBC’s “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” magazine.Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well as family members. The theme for this edition is “The Future is Accessible.” The stories in this edition show that accessibility has many aspects: not only physical access to buildings, spaces and transportation, but

Community Living BC message on death of individual receiving home sharing services

February 5, 2020 Community Living BC message on death of individual receiving home sharing services Community Living BC (CLBC) staff, agencies and home sharing providers are deeply concerned by the charges announced by the Coquitlam RCMP on January 29 against a caregiver and local non-profit society. We are devastated by the death of someone receiving services and extend our heartfelt condolences to family and friends. CLBC learned of this tragic

Home Sharing CLBC wants to hear about your experience

Hello Self Advocacy Community!   We need your voice! CLBC is hosting sessions across the province to hear first hand how we can improve home sharing. We especially want to know how we can make the matching process better, as well as how we can better respond when things go wrong.   The best way to make the right improvements is to hear directly from people who live in a

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