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Spring2019

Families benefit from dedicated social worker

Prince Rupert Monday, March 11, 2019 3:00 PM   The most valuable service is one rendered to our fellow humans.’ This Buddhist teaching underpins Olga Radzikh’s work with families in Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii. “When a child is first diagnosed with a special need, the family sometimes needs extra support to help them navigate their new reality,” says Radzikh, a social worker for children and youth with special needs

Accessible Transportation

News release March 11, 2019 – Gatineau, QC – Canadian Transportation Agency The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced that its proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) are now published in Part I of the Canada Gazette for public review and comment. The proposed regulations consolidate the CTA’s various accessibility instruments – including six voluntary codes and two regulations – to create a single, robust, legally binding set

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

Research to better support children and youth

  The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is developing a service framework to better support children and youth with special needs (CYSN) and their families. The framework will guide how the ministry provides and funds CYSN programs and services ready for implementation in April 2020. We understand that the service framework cannot be created in isolation and want to capture the experience of families and service providers as

Oh Well

The noise caught her attention first. She wasn’t startled by it, not at all, but it did call for her to look over towards the door. We were entering the mall through a different entrance than we normally use. As we went through the  center set of doors, I made the comment that every entrance should have electronic doors. Joe said, “Oh, this one has it too,” and went over

And I Wonder

We were waiting to go into a clinic where I’ve gotten an appointment to see a nurse. There are a number of people waiting and we’d had a difficult time finding a place for me to park my chair. I’m very wary of ‘sticking out’ or ‘being in people’s way,’ so Joe and I have to move a chair out for me to get in, sounds simple, often isn’t. But

Gay Man’s Response to Jussie Smollett

I do not apologize for believing Jussie Smollett. There is a growing chorus of people who, delighted at the idea that his beating and abuse was faked, are taking control of the discussion of racism and homophobia. They feel they are in the driver’s seat now, as if they haven’t always been, and are making it clear that claims of institutional and confrontative  prejudice doesn’t exist, or if it does,

I’m Good With That

It lay there on the floor. I was standing. I can stand. I can walk a bit. But I have to have something to steady me, a wall, a railing, and arm or shoulder. I had put my clothing in the laundry hamper and a receipt had fallen out of my pants pocket. It lay there, on the floor, looking like it needed to be picked up and put away.

Alaskan Cod and Shrimp with Fresh Tomato

Selfadvocatenet.com recipe for month of March, 2019. Prep 10 m Cook 15 m Ready In 25 m Recipe By:maddy cruise “This meal is very yummy, juicy, easy to cook, and convenient. My fiancee loves this recipe and wants it everyday. Try it!” Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 5 large tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pound Alaskan cod 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Healthy Moms and Babies Fundraiser

Healthy Moms and Babies Fundraiser Dinner When: March 30th, 2019 5:30PM – 9:00PM Where: St. John Vianney Hall, 361 Wade Avenue West, Penticton Hosted by: OneSky Community

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