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Community Alert BC Nidus April 27th Covig 19 Information

Community AlertBC has laws governing consent to health care and for planning in the event of incapacity, for end-of-life, and other support needs. These laws are important for any health crisis, including Covid-19   Community Alert-Update More about Health Care Consent latest May 1st,2020     April 27, 2020 Suggested Actions Before Hospitalization April 27, 2020

Education assistants find new ways to help students

Victoria Monday, April 20, 2020 11:00 AM B.C. students, families and educators are adjusting to a different school life environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most students are learning at home. But some children with diverse abilities and students whose parents are essential service workers have greater needs. For B.C.’s education assistants (EAs), the COVID-19 measures have compelled them to find creative and compassionate ways to support students either remotely or in

Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters,

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.  

Call for participants: study on legal issues and people with disabilities

April 3, 2020 by DABC DABC has received the following information: Are you a person with a physical disability living in western Canada who has had a recent problem, related to: Work? Discrimination, prejudice due to your disability, race, age, 2SLGBTQ+ identity? Healthcare services? Banking? Landlord? Immigration? Family Violence? Government Assistance? Or any other legal issues? We would like to hear from you! My name is Doris Rajan and I

BC People First 2019 Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 BC People First Advocacy & Leadership Awards! President’s Award ~ Jerry Laidlaw Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award ~ Kara Anderson We look forward to presenting the awards in person to Kara and a member of Jerry’s family as soon as we are able to. All of our events are on hold right now due to the coronavirus pandemic but we still want

New strategic framework sets vision for a sport sector for everyone

Victoria Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:30 AM Giving people opportunities to be active and engage in sport is the foundation of Pathways to Sport, B.C.’s new strategic framework. The first public-facing document of its kind in B.C. in over a decade, Pathways to Sport sets out a clear vision for a prosperous and sustainable sport sector. It will guide government investments and identifies three key priority areas: increasing sport participation,

CLBC Message to Self Advocates March 5th,2020

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

CLBC’s E-Newsletter March 2020

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |     March 2020 A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips Striking a chord: Band puts talents on displayFor Erik, Ryan and Adam, members of the band 13th Floor, playing music together is chance to pursue a shared passion, develop their skills, and put on some rockin’ live shows.Click here to read about the band and learn about upcoming performances, including taking the stage at an inclusive art

Province supporting communities to plan for housing

Victoria Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:30 PM The Province is investing $1.7 million to help communities collect and analyze data on their housing needs so governments can deliver the right kind of homes for people in B.C. The data will inform housing needs reports, which will identify community housing needs, such as affordable housing, rental housing, seniors’ housing, as well as housing for people at risk of homelessness, families and

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