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).
…and we’ve posted info on safety tips, driving tips, and winter activities to our site!
Check it out and leave us a comment!
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.
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.
Thanks to COPCS for circulating the info about this opportunity.
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!
Hey everyone, here is your sign-up reminder – don’t miss the cutoff to sign up for First Aid/CPR training in Cranbrook! Sign up by October 24th.
Along with Community Inclusion Month, October can sometimes mean cooler weather and shorter days, along with Thanksgiving turkey comas and staying in curled up by a cozy fire…
Not this year!
Our Pumpkin Patch-ers headed out last weekend for a day enjoying the McMillan Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin smash, and a hay ride. While out and about, they were able to enjoy a balmy day of sunshine with an extra helping of fresh air.
We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the very best part of inclusion – connecting with each other! Thanks to everyone who joined us, it was a great afternoon.
We’re so glad that Joanne, our fantastic Management Support Team Assistant, joined us out and about on the Farm for the sunshine and fun!
Super big thanks to our Home Share Coordinators (Brenda, Karen, and Thea) for their hard work organizing this event – and especially for the delicious snacks, warm beverages, and spook-tacular “go” bags! And an extra big “thank you” to Thea for sending along her great photos to share.
Missed heading out to McMillan Farms with us last weekend? Not to worry! There’s still plenty of time to check it out between now and Halloween…things will just get spookier towards the end of Community Inclusion Month! Check their upcoming events out on their website.
October is Community Inclusion month – a month to celebrate all the wonderful ways we include others in our lives, and how rich our lives are as a result.
What better way to appreciate our diversity than by sharing our dreams?
So, starting on Tuesday, October 16, and for the rest of October we are showcasing the dreams that make us who we are by creating a gigantic DREAM BOARD to post on our wall.
Check out the DREAM BOARD in progress!
Here are some of the first dreamers in action on Tuesday!
Our DREAM BOARD is set up for anyone to add their dreams in, anytime they want – stop by and add in your dreams between now and October 31!
Special thanks to Lindsay for the pictures – check out CCSS’ Facebook page for more.
Here are some other ways to celebrate Community Inclusion Month 2018 across BC: https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/whats-new/celebrating-community-inclusion-month-2018/