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CLBC Board is looking for new members — application deadline is July 4

Posted on June 21st,2022 Community Living BC (CLBC)’s Board of Directors governs the overall way CLBC does its work. This includes responsibilities like approving CLBC’s strategic plan and making sure there is a way to know if the services and supports provided by CLBC make a difference for the people we serve. The CLBC Board will soon have new positions open in August 2022 and January 2023. As of August,

Board of Directors selected to lead new independent nonprofit society to support home sharing

Posted on June 20th,2022 An independent selection committee has chosen the first Board of Directors who will create a new provincial home sharing society with the goal of enhancing sustainability. The selection committee chose eight people from the 45 who applied: Lynetta Beingessner Julya Hutton Sarb Mahli Reba R Noel Ted Nordio Brianna Otto Bernadette Pughe Arlene Zuckernick The chosen directors have diverse backgrounds and a passion for home sharing.

The Fall 2021 Edition of the CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” is out now.

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 “Gratitude” And it highlights the people, places and activities in our lives that help keep us going. Self advocates from across B.C. share their stories of what has made them grateful, like artistic pursuits, sports,

Building a brighter future

Posted on October 27, 2021 by Matthew Yeomans (Chilliwack) This pandemic was my time to get healthy and get the support I needed to change my life. It’s been a blessing. It’s been very hard, but it has changed my life for the better. I was born in Thompson, Manitoba and moved to Chilliwack in grade 9. I am lucky to be part of a semi-independent living program supported by

WOW Awards 2021

CLBC is pleased to announce the four inclusion champions from across the province chosen as this year’s Widening our World (WOW) Award recipients. Hailing from Kamloops, Vancouver, South Surrey and Victoria, this year’s recipients were selected by a provincial committee of self advocate leaders, community members and CLBC staff for their commitment to helping people to stay positive, connected, and hopeful through the pandemic. We congratulate the recipients and everyone

CLBC welcomes new board member Amber Rainshadow

Posted on September 10, 2021 Amber Rainshadow, new CLBC board member, and Glimmer. Community Living BC (CLBC) welcomes Amber Rainshadow as its newest member of the Board of Directors. From Victoria, B.C., Amber has many years of experience as a self advocate with a commitment to improve support and inclusion for people who live with disabilities. She brings a desire to use her lived experience to help others in the

Important information for service providers in B.C.’s North and Interior regarding wildfires

Posted on July 16, 2021   Dear Service Providers and Caregivers, As you are aware, fire and evacuation season has begun in our regions and we have a number of individuals and families who have been impacted, or may be impacted, in various communities.  The safety and wellbeing of CLBC’s network of supported individuals, families, staff and service providers is a top priority for us. With the fires currently affecting

CLBC Board Chair re-appointed to second term

Posted on July 22, 2021          Dr. Michael J. Prince. Community Living BC (CLBC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael J. Prince has been appointed to serve a second term as Chair of the CLBC Board of Directors from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024. Dr. Prince was first appointed Board Chair from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. “I am honoured to again be given the

CLBC Board Director Opening for a Self Advocate

February 22nd,2021 CLBC Board Director Opening for a Self Advocate As of April 1, 2021, there will be one director position open on the CLBC Board for a person who lives with a developmental disability. The CLBC Board governs the overall way CLBC does its work. This includes responsibilities like approving CLBC’s strategic plan and making sure there is a way to know if the services and supports provided by

Winter 2021 Edition of the CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES”

View this email in your browser Leading connection – Casey Douglas, Director of Olivia Douglas Community Services, joins other self advocacy groups in creating opportunities for people to connect and stay strong. Welcome to the Winter 2021 Edition of the CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” 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

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