April 2018’s Family Forum is on all about Employment – check it out! Don’t forget to RSVP to Linda by 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 26th, if you’re planning to go!
The SPRING FLING DANCE is taking place at PRC in Kelowna this Friday (March 9th) – free event! Check it out!
Congratulations to the CoolArts Society on their new studio space at the Rotary Centre for the Arts! Celebrate their Grand Opening on Friday, March 9th. Details below!
Please join us February 28th and March 1st, 2018 for our First Supported Employment and Marketing Conference
Our first annual Supported Employment Conference is drawing near and we are getting very excited and hope to generate a little excitement in all of YOU ! So often many of us wish we could attend more conferences but find the cost to travel to the lower mainland way out of our training budget allowances. Here is an opportunity to attend something local and hopefully very meaningful to the excellent work all of you do here in the Interior.
The committee has updated the conference schedule which is attached as we have a new guest presenting at our event on day two. His name is Ean Price and we are thrilled that he will be participating during the breakfast portion of our day. He will be demonstrating a Lip Sync device that makes it possible for someone with physical limitations to be able to complete many tasks related to employment. Ian Price is also a rep for the North American Society of Tetra and will provide us with a short power point presentation about this great organization that supports the development of unique adaptations for the work place as well recreational and personal pursuits.
We understand that at times it is hard to juggle those staffing schedules to free staff to attend training events hence why we tried to keep the hours on each day short. We hope you will see the value in ensuring you are represented at this wonderful event. We hope to make this an event we can build on and provide more often in the future, but first we need you to assist us in making this a great conference and one you want to return to again someday in the future.
Come for the food, stay for the value in learning and leave with a renewed interest and excitement in the work that you do and or want to do in the future.
Registration is found at the link below:
Cheryl Nicklaus on behalf of the Employment Committee
Quality Service Analyst
Community Living BC
Unit 201-2802-30th Street
Check out the info on this flyer, or give Joel a call (1-888-491-2907 ext. 104). We have also put this info on our Facebook page!
Please note: individuals may be eligible for a subsidy through the MSDSI office, take the flyer to the office and ask for assistance to pay for the trip.
Check out the upcoming training being offered to Home Share Providers by posAbilities on February 19th (Kelowna) and February 20th (Penticton) – see PDF. Thanks to COPCS for circulating this info!
FREE online course – see below!
I just found out about this free online course that is being offered to train Communication Assistants. This is a great opportunity!
This is for anyone who assists a person with a speech and language disability when communicating in the community.
The course is particularly useful for personal support workers, attendants, communication disorder assistants, direct service professionals, family members,
disability advocates, and students in a disability area.
Register at this link: http://www.cdacanada.com/
Anyone can take this course. It starts in January. Registration closes January 8, 2018.
Tara Commandeur, M.Sc.(A), RSLP (C)
CAYA- Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults
Penticton Office, Interior Health Authority
From all of us at Community Connections, thank you so much for a wonderful year – we are looking forward to a 2018 full of great things!
Have a happy and healthy holiday season!