PEERS Program!

Hi all, PosAbilities is offering the PEERS program for young adults with disabilities — a 16 week social skills program bringing young adults (ages 18-30) together to connect and build friendships.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about friendship skills, important social behaviours, and dating etiquette.  Thanks to our colleagues at PosAbilities for circulating this information.  The program will be running from March to June, 2019.  See the attached poster for details, and please feel free to share!

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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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CLBC-Family Forum September Meeting

Hey all, CLBC has sent around the information (attached) for September’s Family Forum meeting.  Don’t forget to RSVP to Linda Farr by 4:30 PM this Thursday (Sep. 20) if you’re going to go!  Here is her contact info:

Linda Farr, CPD Supervisor Administrative Services
#140 – 1060 Manhattan Drive
Kelowna, B.C.  V1Y 9X9
Phone:  250-712-3624
Fax:     250-712-5426

Or click here to email Linda.

Planning to go?  Leave us a comment!

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SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training – Sep. 27, 28

Community Connections is very proud to be offering the Mandt System training on September 27-28 in Cranbrook!  Click here for Mandt Training info!  This training is presented by our very own certified Mandt Instructor, James Croston (Senior Home Share Coordinator).

Contracted Home Share Providers have the opportunity to obtain their certification over the one-and-a-half day workshop in Relational skills.

If you are a CCSS Home Share Provider and interested in this training, contact James (250-420-1066) by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, to reserve a spot.

James is looking forward to meeting all participants!

Not sure what this is all about?  No problem!  Leave us a comment, or check out The Mandt System’s great website here.

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FREE BBQ – Aug. 22

There is a FREE BBQ on August 22nd in Kelowna, at Mission Creek Park – come out and meet other self-advocates!

Looking to meet some other self-advocates? want to learn about the self-advocate group?

Come join us for a Free BBQ!

when: Wednesday, August 22nd from 11-2

Where: Mission Creek Park

**Bring your own chair**

To RSVP and For more information, please contact kim burkholder at

250-712-3610 or Kim.Burkholder@gov.bc.ca

SPOTLIGHT: Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Come out on July 13th to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with all of us at CCSS!
With this being Canada’s 150th Birthday, we are hosting a fun afternoon of socializing, BBQ, and games on Thursday, July 13th, from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Mission Greenway Pavilion on Springfield Rd in Kelowna.
All are welcome!  This event is open to anyone who receives support through Community Living BC.
We are finalizing the details, and will send around an invitation soon – but for now, please pass the news along!  We would love to have you join us to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.