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Board openings for Community Living BC

Posted on July 27, 2018 The Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO), which coordinates appointments to boards of public sector organizations, has posted current openings for directors on the board of Community Living BC. You can find information about this opportunity here: https://www.brainhunter.com/frontoffice/seekerViewJobDetailAction.do?sitecode=pl526&jobId=2307895&page=search&external The posting includes information about the director role and its responsibilities. It also lists desired attributes, competencies and experience. The CABRO web site includes information about

Health and safety during extreme heat

Posted on July 17, 2018 Environment Canada has recently issued heat warnings in areas throughout B.C. The safety of the individuals we support is a top priority for us. CLBC would like to remind our service providers, families and individuals to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness during extreme heat, particularly for those who may be more vulnerable to these conditions such as the elderly, people on certain medications and

Info Bulletin Update for CLBC Service Providers

July 5, 2018 Dear CLBC Service Providers, Recently questions have been raised about section 5.4 in the revised Terms and Conditions for both home sharing contracts and service provider contracts. This provision states that services may only be delivered within British Columbia. Questions have been raised whether this means CLBC eligible individuals who receive home sharing services, and other services, are able to travel for short periods outside the province.

CLBC update June 2018

CLBC launches new website for individuals and families. Tell us what you think. June 2018 Community Living BC (CLBC) has launched a new website at www.communitylivingbc.ca. It aims to make it easier for individuals and families to find answers. Visit the site, and let us know what you think by sending an email to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca. The new website, which can be read from your mobile phone and tablet, is organized

CLBC’s E-Newsletter | June 2018

Blazing a trail to support Aboriginal families and communities As she helped her son Wyatt map out the aspects of a fulfilling life in Merritt, Rona Sterling-Collins discovered that a sense of community can come from many places. Click here to read their story and learn about the work of CLBC’s Indigenous Advisory Committee. LATEST NEWS Minister announces CLBC’s next board chair Beginning in fall 2018: An improved welcome and planning

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor June 2018

June 2018 Dear B.C. Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, We hope you are having a good start to the summer! We are happy to give you the following Community Living BC updates: New CLBC Board Chair – starting July 1 New CLBC Planning Process – starting this fall New CLBC website coming this summer New CLBC L.I.F.E.-based service (developed through the ANSO project) – coming soon New stories on www.selfadvocatenet.com 

Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates!

Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates! The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the upcoming summer edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. The theme for next publication is Pride in My Identity. We are looking for 250 word stories about how you self-identify and what makes you proud to be you. Whether you identify as being a parent, or a person who is transgender, or someone

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor April 2018

April 2018 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, On behalf of everyone here at CLBC, we hope you are all having a happy and healthy start to Spring time. We are pleased to send this message as an update on some of the projects we have been working on since our last update. In this message, you will read about: CLBC Budget for 2018/2019  CLBC Editorial Board Inclusive Housing

CLBC’s E-Newsletter March 2018

      A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips     I’m just me, and Jayme’s just Jayme Debbie Remillard lives on a hobby farm in Nanaimo with husband Clem and daughter Jayme. Her belief in Jayme’s gifts, and those of others, has helped build a diverse and supportive community that she loves. Click here to read the full story and learn how as a parent she sees

Interior employment conference builds skills, showcases self advocates

On February 28 and March 1, CLBC offices in the North and South Okanagan hosted a Supported Employment and Marketing conference at the Kelowna Airport Four Points Sheraton Hotel. The conference was for service providers who support the people CLBC serves to find and keep employment. Close to 90 service providers from the area attended the conference to learn about strategies to collaborate on employment and to also learn firsthand

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