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Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor Dec 12,2019

December 12, 2019 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, Happy Holidays! It has been a busy fall with the 20th Anniversary of the Self Advocacy Leadership Retreat, Community Inclusion Month, RDSP Awareness Month, Indigenous Disability Awareness Month and International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Here are some updates to share with you: New online tool makes Individualized Funding reporting easier New myCommunity BC website maps inclusive places in your community

CLBC E-Newsletter December 2019

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |     December 2019                                                                 View this email in your browser A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips Age is just a number: Meet the oldest person CLBC supportsBill South (left), who recently celebrated his 95th birthday, is vibrant, engaging and happy to share the story of

The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the 2019 Winter Edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine.

Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates! The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the 2019 Winter Edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. The theme for the next publication will be in support of December 3rd, International Day for Person’s with a Disability: The Future is Accessible . We are looking for 250-word stories about what an Accessible Future looks like to YOU! What does Accessibility mean

New website maps inclusive and welcoming places in B.C. communities

Posted on October 31, 2019 The myCommunity BC website, which is available in desktop and mobile versions, helps people find and share inclusive, accessible places in their communities. For many people, finding a sense of belonging and connection to others in community can be challenging and often overwhelming. A new website is making that easier. myCommunity BC is an online tool that engages citizens to share and celebrate the places

Krystian Shaw of Kamloops recognized with provincial inclusion award

KAMLOOPS – Krystian Shaw is being recognized with a Widening Our World (WOW) award from Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) for his leadership in championing inclusion in his community of Kamloops and beyond. Krystian is the owner and founder of The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter, and in September 2019 he celebrated the sixth anniversary of his newsletter. Krystian has used his newsletter as a platform to raise awareness about mental

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor

September 30, 2019 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, From Ross: It is my pleasure to send you my first update as Community Living BC’s (CLBC) new CEO. I began with CLBC on August 12, and I am thrilled to be in this new role and will be visiting individuals and self advocacy groups over the coming months. If you would like to learn a little more about my

CLBC’s E-Newsletter September 2019 Edition Update

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |     September 2019 September is Disability Employment Awareness Month in B.C. This edition of CLBC Connect shares family and employer stories and tips. The power of a paycheque “I’ve seen so many incredible changes in Francis (second from right) since he began working. He’s matured, confident, and his communication skills have drastically improved,” says Annabel of her son’s employment experience with Canada Landscape. Click here to read the full

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

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

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