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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

Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates!

The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the upcoming winter 2018 edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. The theme for next publication is:  Empowering People with Diverse Abilities- stories of Inclusion and Equality. The goal is to publish our magazine at the same time as International Day for Person’s with a Disability on December 3rd. We want to recognize this important day and celebrate the

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor

October 2018 Dear B.C. Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, A warm hello from Community Living BC! In this message, you will find the following important updates: October is Community Inclusion Month CLBC Welcome Workshops launched across the province Councils help find and share welcoming places in their communities RDSP Awareness Month: Spread the word Share your story in Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine New stories on October is Community Inclusion Month

CLBC launches new welcome workshops across the province

Families helped reshape crown agency’s approach to planning for disability supports. Click here to read the story of Baksho Ghangass, a parent who will help lead a CLBC Welcome Workshop in Surrey. Bringing individuals and families together to learn from each other, providing a selection of new options to plan for adulthood and getting a behind-the-scenes look into how Community Living BC (CLBC) works are part of a revamped welcome

CLBC Connect Digital Newsletter September 2018

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |    September 2018 A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips Tyler has a job! A paying job! “It has been very exciting and emotional to see Tyler go to work and successfully complete his tasks, feel proud of his job and start to grasp the concept of earning money,” says Daynna of her son’s employment journey with Spider Agile Technologies in Kelowna. Click here to read their story,

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: 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.

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