How I feel about Job Coaches

I’ve had job coaches in my life for 6 years.   Some are good and some need more training. When you’re ready to get a job you hope for someone to help you find your dream job or at least come close. For me I had to get a job when my husband became employed and made too much money for us to keep getting PWD.  I had no idea what

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My job as an Employment Trainer

Hi, my name is Shelley De Coste and I live in Kelowna, BC.  I’m a Self Advocate Liaison for Pathways Association.  Self Advocacy is about speaking up for yourself and being more involved in daily decision making.  I run Self Advocacy meetings where we talk about rights and responsibilities.  I teach people with diverse abilities to take charge of their life and their supports. Support staff are there to help

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Kamloops store wins WOW Award

March 19th, 2015 Kamloops MLA Terry Lake and employee Julie Alexander today presented Al Avila, Manager of Shoppers Drug Mart at the North Hills Shopping Centre, with a Community Living BC (CLBC) WOW!clbc Award for embracing inclusive employment.   Each year CLBC’s WOW Award recognizes the contributions and innovations of people who are working to build communities that are accepting of all abilities.   This year’s awards theme focused on inclusive employment. As

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Burger 55 recognized with Inclusive Employer Award

February 12th, 2015 This Year CLBC Wow Award recipient 2015 Chris Boehm, owner of Burger 55 Restaurant, is being acknowledged and celebrated by CLBC for embracing workplace inclusion with a WOW Award. Each year CLBC’s Widening Our World (WOW) Award recognizes the contributions and innovations of people who are working to build communities that are accepting of all abilities. This year’s theme for the WOW Awards is employment. As part

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Amy’s Employment Success Story: Child Development Association

Amy Baudais, a Courtenay self advocate, has worked at the Child Development Association for three years, playing an important role in supporting the Association’s many programs, waiting rooms and play groups that have toys that children play with.   Amy’s job is to clean the toys children play with when they visit or attend the Association’s programs. The toys need to be cleaned continually so germs are not spread among

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Employment at Spectrum – Jai’s Employment Success Story

February 27, 2014 by Aaron Jai holding up some of the things they sell in the IGA I had the opportunity to meet with Jai Cairo the other day to hear about his employment experiences. Jai was excited to tell his story and was a great storyteller. I hope you enjoy his employment success story as much as I did. Jai has been working for the past year at the IGA

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