Family Support Institute Newsletter – Fall 2018

Hey everyone, make sure you check out the Family Support Institute’s Fall 2018 Newsletter – link below!  They are also putting out a call for anyone interested in writing for future issues.  If you like to write, consider sending in an article!

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Welcome to the Family Support Institute of BC (FSI)’s
Fall 2018 Possibilities! Newsletter

 

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  and individuals with diverse challenges.
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The Family Support Institute of BC provides province wide support to families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member with a disability. If you are interested in supporting FSI, simply complete our Donation Form (.pdf). It includes an option for secure credit card donations (one time or monthly) through FSI’s Donate Now weblink and information on provincial government donation campaigns.  

If you know of family members, friends or colleagues who might be interested in learning about the Family Support Institute of BC, or you require more information please contact our office or visit our web-site at www.familysupportbc.com. 
 
We hope you enjoy this 
Fall 2018 Possibilities! newsletter. 

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Warm Regards.

Jessica La 
Provincial Family Support Coordinator 
Family Support Institute of BC
227 6th Street
New Westminster, BC  V3L 3A5
Phone:    604-540-8374 / Toll free 1-800-441-5403
Email:     training@fsibc.com                          
Website:  www.familysupportbc.com                                             

 

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Director of Operations
Community Connections Support Services
275 Rutland Road North
Kelowna, BC  V1X 3B1

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Sprout Film Festival Invitation!

Hi all, thanks to our friends at InclusionBC for letting us know about the Sprout Film Festival – the 4th annual film festival celebrating UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Locations include New Westminster, Campbell River, Victoria, Kelowna, and Dawson Creek.  Here is the invitation (mailchi.mp/inclusionbc.org/e-update-sept-2274329?e=a487d6e1d6) and info for Kelowna is here (gallery.mailchimp.com/1b7161e0c15d3775331002a15/files/9722d806-83dd-4911-b036-7ebae0c097b8/CICSproutPosterNov.5.pdf).

DABC Community Updates!

Hey everyone, we have heard from our colleagues at Disability Alliance BC that the Province of BC has issued a bulletin that explains the compensation process for former residents of Woodlands – check out more details at their website here or visit the Province’s site here.

It’s also the DABC Community Update that let us know about the Complex Medical Dental (CMD) pilot project funded by the provincial government (in addition to the existing benefits available).  This project is led by the BC Dental Association and creates new opportunities for coverage for people on disability assistance, income assistance, and their families.

Applications to participate in the CMD pilot project must be completed by a person’s dentist – we have included the DABC Community Update and the Information and applications forms below.

18 11 02 DABC Community Update & CMD Application

VERNON: FREE Workshop – Nov. 7

Hey everyone, there is a free workshop in Vernon next week – take a look!

Hi all, Please see attached for details on a free workshop for families and caregivers.  It will be hosted by Clinical counselor, Kristin Edstrom @ People Place in Vernon.

Sue Betschart,
Behavior Support Consultant
Kindale Developmental Association
Box 94, Armstrong, BC V0E1B0
office 250.803.0277  fax 250.803.0237
cell 250.540.9956
sue_betschart@kindale.net
www.kindale.net

Thanks to COPCS for circulating the info about this opportunity.

Calling all Story Tellers…

Calling all story tellers – CLBC is looking for SELF ADVOCATE STORIES for the next edition of CLBC MAGAZINE!  Authors will be paid $100 for their story and photo to appear in the magazine.  Check it out:

The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the upcoming winter 2018 edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. The theme for next edition is “Empowering People with Diverse Abilities- stories of Inclusion and Equality.” The Editorial Board is aiming to publish the magazine at the same time as International Day for Persons with a Disability on December 3. They want to recognize this important day and celebrate the contributions and successes of those with diverse abilities.

They are looking for 250 word stories that show examples of inclusion and equality in people’s lives. Stories could be about a part of someone’s life, like employment or friendship or community connection, and how this has created inclusion and equality. Story submissions will be accepted until November 14 and selected authors will be paid $100 for their story and photo to be published in the CLBC Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. (Preference will be given to authors who have NOT yet been published in Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine.)

Please share this with any self advocates you know who may be interested in submitting their story. Interested authors can email their submission, with photos, to CLBC’s Self Advocate Advisor at Jessica.Humphrey@gov.bc.ca.

What a perfect way to continue on with October’s Community Inclusion Month celebrations!

Know someone who would like to tell their story?  Please pass this info along!

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Family Forum – Oct. 29

Hey everyone, the Family Forum coming up in Kelowna this Monday (Oct. 29) will have a ton of information around benefits, tax credits, savings, and investment.  Make sure you let Linda know you plan to go:

Linda Farr
CLBC South Central Okanagan 
CPD Supervisor Administrative Services
#140 – 1060 Manhattan Drive
Kelowna, B.C.  V1Y 9X9
Phone:  250-712-3624
Fax:     250-712-5426
email: Linda.Farr@gov.bc.ca

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A Spooky Infusion for Community Inclusion

It’s getting spooky around Kelowna today as things kick into high gear for the Halloween Social – check out Amit’s Update for this week’s info!

We welcomed a few new faces today – this is Casper, and he is friendly.

And this is Casper’s cousin, Fred.

Is being friendly a family trait?  TBD.  Swing by for the social to meet Fred and find out!

Don’t forget to visit the batcave to add your dream onto our dream board before Halloween – it’s filling up fast!

Have you picked your costume?  Let us know in the comments!