OKANAGAN: Free training – May/June 2017

Don’t forget to check out the info from posAbilities (below, with poster) about free training sessions being offered to families, caregivers and support staff!

We are pleased to present the 2017 Orientation for Support Network Members. This is part of CLBC’s ongoing goal of increasing capacity in the region by supporting local service providers to expand  the skills and knowledge to provide for the behaviour support needs of individuals with difficult and serious behaviour challenges (as defined in CLBC Policy Document).


Please see attached flyer for full details and information regarding registration.  These free sessions are open to families, caregivers and support staff Please distribute amongst your network as appropriate.  We will be holding 2 sessions in both Kelowna and Penticton.  These sessions are open to approximately 30 people per session.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.  Attendees are welcome to bring in additional food for lunch.
The topics include:
  • Person Centered Thinking
  • Positive Behaviour Support

pdf icon Orientation-for-Support-Network-Members-South-Central-Okanagan-2017.pdf

WORKSHOP: Kamloops – May 11th

Hey everyone, there is an opportunity for those interested in crisis management to check out training being offered by the Crisis & Trauma Resource institute.  See info below!

The Crisis & Trauma Resource institute provides regular workshops on De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations.  Below is a link to the May 11th training in Kamloops.  The cost per attendee is $198.00.  You can also purchase the webinar or manual if you need training sooner through CTRI.


SPOTLIGHT: PLAN Okanagan’s Run For Friends – Apr. 30th

Hey everybody, PLAN Okanagan’s Run for Friends is coming up quickly – check it out!

Hi all, 

PLAN Okanagan’s Run for Friends is just 2 weeks… hope you are going to make it!  It’s always a fun time!  Please check out our attached poster or go to our Facebook Page  for more information or directly to our PLAN Okanagan Event Page at Running Room to register. Registration includes free t-shirt, snacks and beverages. The top 3 competitors of each race length will receive a bottle of wine for a prize.  Self Advocates fee is still only $10. You can also contact me or David Paynter (lepaynter@gmail.com)  for info or to register.

See you April 30th at Mission Creek Greenway..


Mary Bickert
Coordinator/Community Connector
PLAN Okanagan
1650 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6R9
250 860 2080

The purpose of PLAN Okanagan is to create safe and secure futures, in community, for people with disabilities and their families.

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pdf icon PLAN-R4F-2017-poster.pdf