SPOTLIGHT: WE Day Focus Groups!

You’re invited to our WE Day Focus Group!

Community Connections is committed to using feedback from our stakeholders – that means YOU! – to make our programs and services better.  We want to give you more opportunities to tell us what works, what doesn’t, and what you’d like to see happen next.

Our WE Day Focus Groups are open to all – anyone attending WE Day can stop by our Focus Group.  See Jane at Birchbank Station Picnic Grounds, or see the Community Support team at Mission Creek Pavilion.

We would love to hear from you:

  • 3 things we do well
  • 3 things we could do better
  • 3 things you’d like to do (or learn!)

There will be a prize draw for all Focus Group participants to enter!  If you’re heading to the Kelowna WE Day, check out more information here.  If you’re heading to the West Kootenays WE Day, check out more information here.

Can’t make it to WE Day?  Send us your feedback any time: jane@commconn.ca 

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JOIN US – CCSS WE Day 2018!

It is nearly time for our annual WE Day celebrations and we want to invite YOU to join us for a day of fun, food, and fantastic company!

On Friday, July 6th, come down to Birchbank Station Picnic grounds (between Castlegar and Trail) or saunter over to Mission Creek Pavilion in Kelowna.

RSVP for our Kelowna WE Day here: https://goo.gl/gDCVzh

We have great games, activities, and prizes planned!  We are also asking anyone with a tasty favourite recipe to bring us a copy at WE Day – we will put all submitted recipes together for a CCSS community cookbook!

See you on July 6th!

WE Day 2018 Poster

 

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You’re Invited – CCSS Community BBQ!

It is that time of year again – Community Connections is hosting its annual Community BBQ in Cranbrook (July 5) and Creston (July 4), check out these posters for info!  We will be having our BBQ and also offering information about Home Share.  Come out and enjoy the weather, meet our Home Share Coordinators, connect with the program Service Coordinator (Ken) and have a great time.  We hope to see you there!

SPOTLIGHT: Free online education resource!

We just heard about a resource that offers free online education – and we want to tell you about it!

This resource is from Australia, and now includes a module out on supporting mental health in people with developmental disabilities and Autism.  There is a section specifically for caregivers of folks with developmental disabilities and mental health needs as well.

You can click here for its permanent location on our Materials and Education page, or you can check it out directly at this link:  http://www.idhealtheducation.edu.au/

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PLAN Institute – Moving and Upcoming Events

PLAN Institute is excited to move into their new space at 312 Main St, Vancouver, as of June 18th.  Congratulations on the move!  They also have two events coming up – and you can always find more on their website (http://planinstitute.ca/learning-centre/events/):

June 13
Tele-seminar
The RDSP is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities that allows savings to grow in a tax-deferred environment and provides matching federal contributions of up to 300% annually.
September 7 – 9
Bowen Island, BC
We invite you to join us for a special weekend retreat that was developed by and for family caregivers to allow for a chance to relax, rejuvenate and connect with other caregivers in a beautiful setting. The weekend involves a gentle schedule of activities including nature walks, painting and collaging, sharing stories, guided meditation, as well as alone time for personal reflection and relaxation. All delicious meals will be included.

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SPOTLIGHT: Surveys!

Hey everyone, we are getting close to wrapping up our annual Satisfaction Surveys – so today’s SPOTLIGHT is about feedback surveys!

We send these surveys to you – the people we support, home share providers, stakeholders like parents, family and community members, and our employees – because we really want to know what you think about how we are doing.  We want to know how we are doing, and we want to know how we can do better!

When you fill out a survey, you’re giving us the tools we need to do better for YOU.  And that’s what we want!

THANK YOU for being part of our improvement efforts!  We couldn’t do it without you.

Don’t forget to check out our WE HEARD YOU page – new this year!  We are looking forward to keeping you “in the know” about our next steps…

Have feedback, but it isn’t survey time?  No problem!  Get in touch with us anytime you want to tell us what you think.  Comments welcome – post and we will get back to you!

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