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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SPOTLIGHT: Sun Safety!

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!

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SPOTLIGHT: CRA weighs in on Caregiver earnings!

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.

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SPOTLIGHT: Farmers Market Program Funding Increase!

Hey everyone, here is some great news coming from our colleagues at Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD) – thanks for passing along!  Check it out:

Funding increase for low income residents and expectant mothers to access weekly coupons in fresh fruits, veggies and eggs at local farmers markets

Media release here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-expands-farmers-market-program-for-low-income-residents-and-expectant-mothers-1.4651038

Participating farmers markets: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Nutrition_Coupon_Program_Backgrounder.pdf

Program description here: http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/coupon-program/about-program

Application: http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/coupon-program/get-involved

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