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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

The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self advocates for the 2019 Summer 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 Summer Edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. The theme for the next edition is: The Many Paths to INDEPENDENCE We are looking for 250 word stories about what independence looks and feels like to people with diverse abilities and the different paths people take to gain independence in their

Council helps build self advocate leadership capacity

The North Okanagan-Shuswap Community Council invited 25 self advocates, caregivers and family members from Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Armstrong and Vernon to learn how to set up and run an effective, self advocates’ group. Community Connections self advocates from Vernon shared the work they had been doing to put together a strategic plan, using a great visual chart, and Okanagan Accessibility shared stories of the work they’re doing to remove physical

CLBC March,2019 Message to Self Advocates

March 2019 Dear B.C. Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, We hope you are all having a happy and healthy start to 2019. We are pleased to share some recent CLBC updates.   From Seonag: This is my last message to you before I retire on March 31. I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to serve. It has been a privilege to learn from self advocates across

CLBC Connect – Digital Newsletter – March 2019

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |    March 2019 View this email in your browser           A bi monthly update with news,stories and tips My booklet, your booklet: How a mother’s storybook became a popular family tool “Working on this project has not only connected me with other people, but helped me learn more about my daughter’s hopes, dreams and goals,” says Lydia Kang of MyBooklet BC, a resource originally developed for her daughter Julia.

CLBC Board searches for next CEO

CLBC is looking for New CEO CLBC is seeking a leader who is excited about the opportunity to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, families, service agencies and other partners to advance inclusion in communities across the province. With the retirement of current CEO Seonag Macrae on March 31, 2019, the organization’s Board of Directors is working with executive search firm Boyden to help identify a candidate who can establish

Caregivers get pay increase

Victoria Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:30 PM Foster parents, adoptive caregivers, extended family members caring for children and Community Living BC (CLBC) home-share providers will each receive a boost in support payments – the first increase in 10 years – to make life more affordable and provide more support to some of B.C.’s most-vulnerable children and adults. “Caregivers open their homes and hearts to children and adults who need their support,” said

First CLBC Welcome Workshops well attended

The presenting team for the South Island CLBC Welcome Workshops helps people feel better informed about what to expect when applying for services, and more connected to other families and their community.   Nearly 200 people have attended new CLBC Welcome Workshops held across the province to learn about how CLBC serves adults with developmental disabilities. The four in-depth workshops — Getting Started, Community Connections, Planning Choices and CLBC: The

Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES Magazine – Winter 2018-19 Edition

Welcome to the Winter 2018-19 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 “Inclusion and Equality.” The authors who are featured in this edition share their stories about the many activities, places and relationships where they find a sense

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