Community Living BC wishes you a happy holiday season and best wishes for the new year! This year has been a challenging one with the COVID-19 pandemic. With measures currently in place to keep everyone safe, this means that the holiday season will not look like it has in years past. Although we may not be able to see all of our friends and family in person, we hope you
December 2nd,2020 Key to Home: New resources to help you increase inclusive housing in your community A new video and web site called Key to Home has been launched to help individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and service providers build awareness in their local communities for more inclusive housing. The web site can be found here.The web site provides research information on the need for inclusive housing in B.C.
CLBC Covid 19 Safety Tips Negative emotions about feeling sick can be hurtful and make us want to avoid telling others. To better understand why telling others when we feel sick, and if we might have COVID-19, is so important, check out this helpful resource we have developed
Expression of Interest: Self Advocates Leading Connection During COVID-19 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community, Supporters and Allies,Community Living BC (CLBC) is working with partners to find ways to support people to stay safe and connected through the COVID-19 pandemic. The BC Self Advocacy community has an important role to play to help lead this effort. This message is to let you know about an Expression of Interest posted on the
Posted on November 6, 2020 Community Living BC (CLBC) is recognizing leaders from across B.C. for their innovation and dedication in making sure people with developmental disabilities remain included and connected to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition is part of CLBC’s annual Widening Our World (WOW) awards. This year’s WOW winners include community and provincial leaders who have given extensive support to people across the province. “Congratulations
Celebrate Diverse Abilities Welcome to the Summer 2020 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 “Stories of Hope and Connection.” The stories in this edition focus on the different ways people and communities have come together
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
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
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- https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/April-2-Individual-Family-Teleconference-Plain-Language-Summary.pdf Most recent CLBC Covid-19 Update for Individuals and Families (posted weekly on the CLBC website) https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/resources/information-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/clbc-covid-19-weekly-update-for-individuals-and-families/ Contact Jessica.Humphrey@gov.bc.ca for your ideas on what should be included in this bulletin.
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