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CLBC welcomes next Vice President, Regional Operations

Posted on May 15th,2020 Community Living BC (CLBC) welcomes John Stinson who will begin his duties as Vice President, Regional Operations on June 15, 2020. “It is a thrill to introduce John as the newest member of our Executive team,” said CLBC CEO Ross Chilton. “He comes to us from the Alberta government where he has been a collaborative, consensus-building leader in disability services as well as other sectors. We

CLBC is Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates!

The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the 2020 Summer Edition of Celebrate Diverse Abilities. The theme for next publication is: Stories of hope and connection We are looking for 250-word stories about the creative ways people with diverse abilities have stayed hopeful and connected during the challenging times of COVID-19. Story submissions will be accepted until May 29th. Selected authors will be paid $100 for

Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters,

Attention Self Advocates  Jessica Humphreys from CLBC  has sent out information in case you did not receive them. Here is information about Covig updates Plain Language Questions and Answers from April 2nd Teleconference with CLBC and the Minister-   Most recent CLBC Covid-19 Update for Individuals and Families (posted weekly on the CLBC website)  Contact for your ideas on what should be included in this bulletin.  

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

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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