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First CLBC Welcome Workshops well attended

The presenting team for the South Island CLBC Welcome Workshops helps people feel better informed about what to expect when applying for services, and more connected to other families and their community.   Nearly 200 people have attended new CLBC Welcome Workshops held across the province to learn about how CLBC serves adults with developmental disabilities. The four in-depth workshops — Getting Started, Community Connections, Planning Choices and CLBC: The

Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES Magazine – Winter 2018-19 Edition

Welcome to the Winter 2018-19 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 “Inclusion and Equality.” The authors who are featured in this edition share their stories about the many activities, places and relationships where they find a sense

CLBC welcomes new VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Posted on January 14, 2019 Community Living BC (CLBC) welcomes Henry Chen who will begin his duties as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer on February 18, 2019. “I am very happy to have Henry join our Executive team,” said CLBC CEO Seonag Macrae. “He brings extensive financial leadership skills and experience, and a commitment to supporting CLBC’s ongoing efforts to strengthen services for individuals and families.” Henry comes

CLBC December,2018 Message to Self Advocates

December 2018 Dear B.C. Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, Holiday greetings from Community Living BC (CLBC)! Here are important CLBC updates: New CLBC board members Inclusion BC and CLBC three-year plan to increase inclusive housing New CLBC Welcome Workshops New Strategic Initiative Advisors Self Advocate Net website and Speakers Bureau Public Guardian & Trustee program for former Woodlands resident payments CLBC welcomes new board members   CLBC has seven new board members.

CLBC’s E-Newsletter December,2018

    A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips My house, my choice “As a parent of a child with different abilities, and just like any parent of any child, I want him to be happy and excited about his future. It just takes time – and lots of it!,” says Marnie of her son Drew’s move to his own apartment. Click here to read their story, and learn

Community Living BC welcomes new board members

Vancouver Sunday, December 2, 2018 9:00 AM Seven new members were appointed to the board of directors for Community Living BC (CLBC), the provincial Crown corporation that supports more than 21,000 people with developmental disabilities throughout B.C. Board members provide oversight and guidance in alignment with the Province’s goal to make B.C. a more accessible and inclusive province for people with disabilities. “I look forward to working with the incoming

CLBC’s CEO announces retirement

Community Living BC’s (CLBC) CEO Seonag Macrae has announced plans to retire effective April 1, 2019.   “I want to thank Seonag for her leadership for nearly five years,” said Michael Prince, Chair of CLBC’s Board of Directors. “She has without a doubt accomplished a great deal on several fronts for CLBC.” Ms. Macrae took over the CEO post in August 2014. Among her accomplishments, said the CLBC board chair,

Loved ones flourish with right supports, parents tell CLBC board

Posted on November 5, 2018 Front: Onkar Biring (CLBC board member); Second row: Nancy Walton (parent); Debbie Mackie (parent); Debbie Meyer (CLBC); Cheryl Blake (CLBC); Buffy Arndt (Arcus), Andrea Mellilieu (Arcus); Back row: Jai Birdi (CLBC); Bryanna (Arcus), Kelly (Arcus), Sharon Baxter (Arcus); Not pictured: Barb Carle-Thiesson (CLBC board member). Being a parent of a loved one with a developmental disability, or with complex support needs, is rewarding but can

Important information for Woodland Servivors

Dear Self Advocacy community and supporters, Community Living BC (CLBC) has been asked by the Woodlands Project team in the Ministry of Health to distribute an information bulletin to individuals, families and service providers in support of the initiative to extend compensation to survivors. You can read the information bulletin here. Please help us circulate this information to any group or individual who may know former Woodlands’ residents. If you

Residents look forward to new inclusive housing in New Westminster

(left to right) Aaron Pietras, Marcela Herrera (CLS Director of Residential Community Inclusion), Gillian Rhodes (CLS Chief Operating Officer), Ross Chilton (CLS Chief Executive Officer), Cassie Campbell and Christopher Ham view plans for a new inclusive housing development being built in their community of New Westminster. Aaron Pietras, Cassie Campbell and Christopher Ham are looking forward to having their own homes, and being neighbours with other residents in a new

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