Thanks to our colleagues at the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society (COPCS) for letting us know that there is an FASD Conference taking place in Vernon this September 6th and 7th, 2018. Click here for information.
If you’re interested in the topics that will be covered by each presenter, you can find this information here.
For the registration form, click here.
Planning to go? Leave us a comment!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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/
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!
Hey everybody, the weather’s getting hot.
So, in this SPOTLIGHT, we are focusing on Sun Safety!
Sun Safety is all about getting outside and staying busy in nice weather, but also making sure that we take care of our health and avoid the risks of being in the sun. There are some really great tips on sun safety here (at the Government of Canada website).
And, to keep things fun, the Minions team up Olympic Gold Medallist Stephanie Rice in this fun video with sun safety tips. Check it out!
Hey everyone, some interesting information came our way and we are sharing it with you in today’s SPOTLIGHT!
We have posted to our Caregiver Support and Networking page a letter from the CRA to CLBC from March of this year. The letter spends some time considering whether or not caregiver income is taxable.
You can find the Letter – Canada Revenue Agency to CLBC (March 28, 2018) here.
As always, we encourage each caregiver to consult their tax professional when filing their income taxes.