Summer Newsletter 2019

Welcome Workshop Series – Abbotsford (Summer)

August 7, 201912:00am – 11:59pm The CLBC Welcome Workshops are a series of four two-hour workshops that welcome people new to CLBC by sharing valuable information about resources in the community and about how different supports and services fit together in the big picture of adulthood. These four workshops are: Getting Started – August 7 Community Connections – August 14 Planning Choices – August 21 CLBC – The Real Deal

Welcome Workshop Series – Surrey

August 6, 201912:00am – 11:59pm The CLBC Welcome Workshops are a series of four two-hour workshops that welcome people new to CLBC by sharing valuable information about resources in the community and about how different supports and services fit together in the big picture of adulthood. These four workshops are: Getting Started – July 16 Community Connections – July 23 Planning Choices – July 30 CLBC – The Real Deal

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter July 2019 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.         July 2019 Edition KSA Newsletter 2019 contains in This month’s theme Happy Canada Day! We are not only celebrating being proud Canadians this month, but also the accomplishments of people with diverse abilities. Whether you read about people from Kamloops or someone on the international stage, we hope you will be

Zucchini Rollatini

Selfadvocatenet.com Recipe for month of July ,2019 Zucchini Rollatini   Prep Time: 10 mins .Cook Time: 20 mins .Total Time: 30 mins Course: Dinner Cuisine: Italian Zucchini Rollatini is a delicious, cheesy, veggie-loaded dish! Made with strips of grilled zucchini stuffed with a basil-cheese filling, then rolled and topped with marinara, mozzarella and baked in the oven until the cheese is hot and melted. Ingredients 2 large (14 oz each

Policy changes help break the cycle of poverty

Victoria Monday, June 17, 2019 11:15 AM It might included people with disabilities to in this Policy changes implemented to help break the cycle of poverty and build a better B.C. for vulnerable citizens will take effect July 1, 2019.Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction clients will benefit from policy changes designed to further the goals of TogetherBC, the Province’s first poverty reduction strategy. TogetherBC is a cross-ministry plan

CLBC’s E-Newsletter June 2019

A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips Mapping a new path to inclusion and belonging “Coming together like this, to share resources and ideas, broadens horizons and connects people outside of paid services,” says Nicole Baker (pictured second from left), co-chair of the CLBC South Island Community Council, about the value of bringing families and self advocates together through local community mapping workshops. Click here to read the full story and learn how

My Thoughts on Art

  By: Chantal Martin (Port Coquitlam B.C.)   When I think of art, I think of the word happy. That’s because art has brought me a lot of joy in my life. When I create art, I feel calm and relaxed. When I feel stressed out, I get out my colouring books and it can help calm me down. Art is peaceful and when I walk into an art gallery,

Individualized Funding

By:  Lee Kissinger (Victoria, B.C.)   I had a very difficult matter happen in my life recently. My mom passed away and many things in my life changed. I needed help setting up my new life. First I had some testing to see if I could get support. Then I met with a social worker who wrote what is called “the plan”. This tells people all about me. My dreams

Ageing and Disability

    By Stacey Francis (North Vancouver, B.C.) What is it going to be like when I get older? Will I be weaker? Will I live to be old? Will I have any medical complications? I was a 20-year-old woman with so many questions about ageing with cerebral palsy.   In an effort to find answers, I began to search online and visit the local library. To my dismay, I

My Family and Friends Make Me Part of Society

By Pete Hoogenraad  (Cloverdale, B.C.)   Hi, my name is Pete Hoogenraad. I am 60 years old. I live in Cloverdale BC and I’ve lived in the Lower Mainland my whole life. I lived with my mom for 30 years as an adult, until she got sick. She passed away last March and I visit her grave on holidays with my sister. Now I live in a home-share, which means

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