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CLBC WOW Award 2019 has been announced winners

Congratulations to the five inclusion champions from across BC who are being recognized as this year’s Widening our World (WOW) Award winners! They hail from #SaltSpringIsland, #Kamloops, #Vernon, #Surrey and #Princeton. Read all about this year’s winners http://ow.ly/CoRM50wdPIW

Have your say in our Inclusive Housing survey

Attention Self Advocates CLBC and BC Non Profit Housing Association  are asking you to  participate by answering a few questions online survey for Housing Task Force and their  partners to increase access to affordable housing.    Where do you want to live?  What does your ideal home look like? The Inclusive Housing Task Force, co-chaired by Community Living BC (CLBC) and Inclusion BC, is interested in knowing about people’s current

What independence means to me

by Carrie Derickson I come from a small town called West Bank First Nation. Growing up I remember a lot of issues between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Sometimes I refer to my home community as Neverland, like in Peter Pan. I left my community when I was 25. I wanted to make my own future and to focus on what I really needed rather than focus on the colour of

CLBC Celebrate Diverse Abilities Magazine Summer 2019 Edition

Celebrate Diverse Abilities Welcome to the Summer 2019 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 “The Many Paths to Independence.” You will read stories about people with diverse abilities whose sense of independence comes from having a

Last call for CLBC WOW Award nominations

  Last call for WOW Award nominations There are just two weeks left to nominate an inclusion champion in your community for a 2019 Widening Our World (WOW) Award. CLBC’s WOW awards recognize the many ways people are making sure adults with developmental disabilities are included in their communities. Whether it is an employer, teacher, support worker, community member, someone who lives with a disability, or anyone else that is

Community Living BC Looking for a new board member- 1 Director

The Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO), which coordinates appointments to boards of public sector organizations, has posted an opening for a board director for Community Living BC to serve a term from one to three years (renewable). People from all regions of the province are invited to express their interest. Consideration will be given to qualified individuals with a broad range of backgrounds in community, labour and business

CLBC Messenge to Self Advocates June update

June 14, 2019 Dear Members and Allies of the B.C. Self Advocacy Community, We are pleased to share these important CLBC updates: Board appoints Ross Chilton as CEO CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories about “the many paths  to independence” Minister releases report on Re-Imagining Community Inclusion CLBC updates its Strategic Plan Auditor General of B.C. plans performance audit Nominate someone for a provincial WOW inclusion award CLBC’s next

CLBC’s E-Newsletter June 2019

A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips Mapping a new path to inclusion and belonging “Coming together like this, to share resources and ideas, broadens horizons and connects people outside of paid services,” says Nicole Baker (pictured second from left), co-chair of the CLBC South Island Community Council, about the value of bringing families and self advocates together through local community mapping workshops. Click here to read the full story and learn how

CLBC WOW Awards 2019

WOW Awards Nominations are now open for the 2019 Widening Our World (WOW) Awards! About the Awards Inclusion takes many forms.  An inclusive community is welcoming and respectful of all people. It is accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and provides opportunity for social connection.   Since 2009, CLBC has presented Widening Our World (WOW) Awards to recognize British Columbians who are inclusion champions. Over 40 winners have been honoured and celebrated for

Ross Chilton to become Community Living BC CEO

Posted on May 23, 2019 A long-time leader in British Columbia’s community living sector with a track record of advancing inclusion in social service agencies and on sector boards will become CLBC’s next Chief Executive Officer, starting August 12, 2019. Since 2007, Ross Chilton has served as CEO of Community Living Society, a service provider that provides services to hundreds of individuals with developmental disabilities and families across Metro Vancouver

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