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CLBC is hiring self advocates and family members

Community Living BC (CLBC) is preparing to offer Welcome Workshops that give people who are new to CLBC information about choices and supports in adulthood and how CLBC works.   CLBC has learned Welcome Workshops work best if they are presented by a team of one CLBC staff, one individual and one family member who have experienced being new to CLBC before. . We are looking for individuals and family

Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates!

Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates! The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the upcoming summer edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. The theme for next publication is Pride in My Identity. We are looking for 250 word stories about how you self-identify and what makes you proud to be you. Whether you identify as being a parent, or a person who is transgender, or someone

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor April 2018

April 2018 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, On behalf of everyone here at CLBC, we hope you are all having a happy and healthy start to Spring time. We are pleased to send this message as an update on some of the projects we have been working on since our last update. In this message, you will read about: CLBC Budget for 2018/2019  CLBC Editorial Board Inclusive Housing

CLBC’s E-Newsletter March 2018

      A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips     I’m just me, and Jayme’s just Jayme Debbie Remillard lives on a hobby farm in Nanaimo with husband Clem and daughter Jayme. Her belief in Jayme’s gifts, and those of others, has helped build a diverse and supportive community that she loves. Click here to read the full story and learn how as a parent she sees

Interior employment conference builds skills, showcases self advocates

On February 28 and March 1, CLBC offices in the North and South Okanagan hosted a Supported Employment and Marketing conference at the Kelowna Airport Four Points Sheraton Hotel. The conference was for service providers who support the people CLBC serves to find and keep employment. Close to 90 service providers from the area attended the conference to learn about strategies to collaborate on employment and to also learn firsthand

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

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

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