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Sans Spring Newsletter 2020

Applications for $1,000 B.C. Recovery Benefit will begin soon

Victoria Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:30 AM A majority of British Columbians will get a lift with the launch of the B.C. Recovery Benefit, enabling many families and individuals to receive the benefit by the end of the year.“As 2020 draws to a close, we look back on a year like no other. British Columbians came together to face the challenge of COVID-19 with resilience and strength, but the road

Mediterranean Couscous Cabbage Rolls

Selfadvocatenet.com Recipe for Month of Dec We love the subtle flavor of cinnamon with fresh mint in these vegetarian cabbage rolls stuffed with couscous, olives and feta cheese. Don’t worry if your cabbage leaves tear a little when you pull them off the head; they will wrap up just fine. As a precaution you can cook a couple extra leaves and roll two partly overlapping if needed. Serve with roasted

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter December ,2020 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   December Edition of KSA Newsletter 2020 contains in December is here and throughout the world there are many holidays and celebrations taking place.For some, they may have just finished celebrating Diwali.For others, they may be preparing to celebrate Bodhi Day, Hanukah, Winter solstice, Christmas or Kwanza. Whatever your holiday of choice, we hope that

We Are People Who Matter

  Written by: Natasha Bidinoff-Garginer Differently abled people face unique challenges in their lives. There are many disabilities and some are more obvious than others. These disabilities affect our lives greatly, but at the same time, we can and do enjoy our beautiful lives. We long for what is the “norm” because our options are limited. We are often prevented from making the most of ourselves. Society judges us. Yes,

Calendula Balm Story

Hi my name is Mark Skelton  I live in Ladysmith, BC. I am a self advocate. Before the coronavirus pandemic I was going out with groups, working part time, doing Special Olympics BC swimming and doing stuff with friends. The first four months of this pandemic my support was distance support meaning I spent a lot of time on zoom. I have also stopped working. The boredom got very crazy.

Smiling During COVID 19

This poem was written by Cynthia McGillivray Smiling during Covid 19 I am Cynthia and I am funny. I want to brave with Covid 19! I pick places to go with my staff. We go to parks to do writing or walking. Sometimes I do online class and say hi to friends. At home I help with dishes in the mornings, I play with the baby, mop, and help mom

Helping Others

I am Logan Gillies I go to Semiahmoo House Society North Campus. I have been there for two years. When the program was cancelled for Covid 19, I felt upset and mad. At first, I stayed home with my Respite Care Worker. When I felt stressed out, I went to the beach. I helped my Mom and Dad. We would go out, I helped at Walmart and No Frills. On

Pursuing Passion No Matter What

Written by: Ryan Coleman This has been a hard year. Many people in the world are struggling including those I care about deeply. I almost lost someone I could never replace due to kidney failure less than a month ago. I realized finally that I can’t wait to start living. I have wanted to be a photographer my entire life. The cost of entry was always too high before. There

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