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CLBC encourages providers to continue to include self advocates at all levels

CLBC messenge  to service providers February 22nd, 2018 The CLBC Editorial Board, made up of individuals served by CLBC from around the province, has expressed their concern that one section of the BC Societies Act may be misinterpreted by providers and non-profit agencies, causing them to prevent self advocates from serving on their boards. The concern has been summarized in a Community Alert issued by Nidus Personal Planning and Resource

Province announces in B.C. Budget 2018 funding for CLBC

February 21st, 2018 The provincial government has announced Budget 2018. CLBC’s operating budget for 2018/19 will be $1,015.8 million, including an additional $61 million in provincial funding. The Province has also provided direction to CLBC on key priorities in its Mandate Letter, found here. You can read CLBC’s Annual Service Plan here. “This budget demonstrates an important commitment to B.C.’s community living sector,” said CLBC CEO Seonag Macrae. “CLBC remains focused

CLBC / BCGEU Scholarship Fund 2018

The Community Living BC (CLBC) and the BC Government Employees’ and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) scholarship fund benefits adults being served by CLBC across the province. Successful applicants can receive up to $2,500 each to attend job-related skills training, post-secondary courses or community recreation activities. You can submit an application from: February 15, 2018 to March 31, 2018 Please note that the application requires personal details and information. CLBC will

CLBC Job Posting

Are you a great Public speaker? Please read on! Are you a great story teller? Do you love public speaking? CLBC is looking for a Training Partner who is interested and willing to talk about things that are important to people who receive services from CLBC. Preference will be given to applicants who live with a developmental disability in the Vancouver and surrounding area where the orientation takes place. We

Not just the money person: How one Analyst works behind scenes to support people’s needs

For Cheryl McIntyre, a Quality Service Analyst in CLBC’s Port Moody Office, the individuals, families and service providers CLBC works with are always at the heart of her work. “There’s sometimes a perception that as Analysts we’re just the ‘money people,’” says Cheryl. “But from my own perspective, at times funding is not the only focus; there are several areas to explore and coordinate for service.” “Although contracting and funding

CLBC Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES – Winter 2017-18 Edition Magazine.

Craig Muirhead is turning his passion for entertaining others into a budding business. CLBC Anouncement January 19th,2018 Released Welcome to the Winter 2017-18 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 “Celebrating Self-Employment” and the stories recognize the different creative

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor

December 20, 2017 Dear members and allies of the BC Self Advocacy community, On behalf of everyone here at CLBC, we offer you our best wishes for the holiday season and a very happy New Year. We are pleased to send this message as an update on some of the projects we have been working on this year. Updates include: Improving support for people with multiple, complex needs Families test

CLBC’s E-Newsletter | December 2017

A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips   A family helps design a new support service Over the last three months Chris Dodds and her 20-year-old daughter, Darci, have been helping Community Living BC to design a new employment service.Click here to read the full story and learn how User-Led design puts families and people who use the service at the center of the design process. LATEST NEWS Board members

Find Support BC: Locating helpful groups in your community is only a click away

  Community Living BC is pleased to support an important resource offered by the Family Support Institute (FSI). FSI has created an online resource database called www.findsupportBC.com that connects families and individuals living with diverse abilities  to more than 4,000 governmental and non-governmental resources in almost every region of British Columbia. Find Support BC was launched in 2015, with a small grant from CLBC, and every effort was taken to

Message to Self Advocates Last Call for Wow Award Nominations

Last call for WOW Award nominations There is just over one week left to enter someone for the 2017 WOW (Widening our World) Awards. Nominations close November 30. It’s a great opportunity for you to help someone earn provincial recognition for inclusion. CLBC is requesting that each service provider, community agency and community council consider submitting one nomination for a self advocate, family member, employer or group that has been important

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