SPOTLIGHT: Technology@Work

Hi all – some great information circulating from the Neil Squire Society in the Okanagan.  Check it out!

Attention: Advocates, board members, staff and volunteers

Did you know that chronic pain, mobility, and flexibility are the most common disabilities in Canada?

From vehicle modifications to specialized software, ergonomic seating and adaptive devices, Neil Squire Society has been providing customized solutions since 1985.
If you know someone in BC who experiences disability-related barriers to employment, self-employment or volunteering, Technology@Work can help.

Funding is available for eligible candidates and medical documentation is not required.  To apply, please visit www.BCTechAtWork.ca 

Need help? Call us toll-free at 1.844.453.5506 or email us at technologyatwork@neilsquire.ca

Funding for the Technology@Work Program is provided by the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada through the Canada Jobs Fund.

NEIL SQUIRE SOCIETY http://www.neilsquire.ca

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CRANBROOK: Fall Self Advocates Conference – Oct. 20-21

Hi all – the Fall Self Advocates Conference will be taking place at St Eugene’s Resort near Cranbrook, check out the info below and the attached invite!

Please see attached invitation to the Fall Self Advocates Conference. It will be from October 20-21 and will be at the St. Eugene’s Resort near Cranbrook.  Please feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested in attending. If you have any questions about the conference please contact either Jonathan Righton or Ana Yost via email or by calling 250-426-3393.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

 pdf icon Fall-Conference-Invite.pdf

SPOTLIGHT: STEPS Forward at UBC (Vancouver) – Fall 2017!

Hey everyone, there is a last-minute opportunity to apply for an opening at UBC Vancouver for the STEPS Forward program.  See below.  PDF forms attached for those interested!

Due to unexpected circumstances, there is an opening at UBC (Vancouver Campus) for the Fall of 2017 for STEPS Forward Inclusive Post-Secondary Supports.  This opening is fully funded by the provincial contract held by head office and is open to all CLBC Eligible individuals.

In order to fill this vacancy, in time for the start of the fall semester, the application process has been condensed and the application deadline is August 4th, 2017.  This will allow for interested applicants to complete the STEPS Forward orientation and interviews in time for the decision meeting on August 18th, 2017.

We ask that you share this information with your teams and request that any interested applicants complete the attached 2017 STEPS Forward Application Form and return to STEPS Forward Facilitator, Marylou Rivard by August 4th, 2017.  Marylou can be reached at 604-825-7618 or Marylou@steps-foward.org.

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SPOTLIGHT: CODC Website and Newsletter!

Hey everybody, check out the CODC Newsletter!  You can subscribe, and share with others.

Hello everyone,


For the past couple of years, a small group of people have been working on a number of initiatives to support people with disabilities in the Central Okanagan. This led to the development of CODC, the Central Okanagan Disability Coalition, which has just put out its first newsletter. This coalition brings together initiatives on accessibility, transportation and information. They believe that the more they share news, resources and good practices, the better life will be for people with disabilities in the Central Okanagan.

Here’s the link to the CODC newsletter page. It has a link to the newsletter on it, and the subscription sign up.

http://codc.today/codc-newsletter/

Please feel free to share this information.

Kind regards,

Sherry Wezner | Programs and Services Coordinator | MS Society of Canada | Interior Regional Chapter| #375 – 1855 Kirschner Road | Kelowna, BC V1Y 4N7 250-762-5850 |Toll-free 1-800-268-7582 extension 7299|  Email: sherry.wezner@mssociety.ca

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SPOTLIGHT: Celebrate Canada’s 150th!

Hi all!

Please see the attached event poster; all people providing and receiving support from CLBC in the area are invited to join in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with a BBQ, games, crafts courtesy of CoolArts, and great community party featuring a special appearance by Kelowna’s Mayor, Colin Basran.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, get dressed in your festive Canada Day red and white gear, and come down to Mission Creek for a fun day outside in the sun.

Please use the online RSVP link: https://goo.gl/KpbsM3

SPOTLIGHT: Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Come out on July 13th to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with all of us at CCSS!
With this being Canada’s 150th Birthday, we are hosting a fun afternoon of socializing, BBQ, and games on Thursday, July 13th, from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Mission Greenway Pavilion on Springfield Rd in Kelowna.
All are welcome!  This event is open to anyone who receives support through Community Living BC.
We are finalizing the details, and will send around an invitation soon – but for now, please pass the news along!  We would love to have you join us to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

SPOTLIGHT: WE DAY in Trail with Community Connections!

Come one, come all!  This July 15th is WE DAY and we are celebrating!

Join us at Birchbank Station Picnic Grounds (Trail) from noon until 5 PM – there will be an outdoor BBQ and potluck picnic, games and prizes, a CCSS info booth, as well as live music and dancing!

For more info, contact your Home Share Coordinator or viv@commconn.ca (250-304-4521).

Event poster coming soon!