Kelowna: Houses, Homes and Healing

COPCS is hosting a workshop in Kelowna called “Houses, Homes and Healing” with Bob Bowen

from the workshop abstract:

Workshop Abstract:

Sharing lives, supporting growth and creating communities that care, is more than just a mission statement. In our daily work, we provide care to people in home based services that go beyond simple “home care.” To do this requires a unique balance of compassion, professionalism, dedication and knowledge.

In this workshop, the presenter will support participants to turn houses into homes and care into compassion. At the end of the session, participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the ways in which our brains process information and guide our behaviour
  • Developed a model to strengthen the foundations of caregiving
  • Identified the “Four Walls of the House” needed to have a whole and happy life
  • Defined the terms used in Positive Behaviour Supports
  • Revisited our values and have a better understanding of why we do the work we do

for more information please see the workshop announcement below:

May 29, 2015 – Workshop Announcement-1

Denise Bissonnette Employment Workshop

From Denai Christenson, CLBC:

 Good Afternoon,

The YMCA of Okanagan with the support of CLBC is thrilled to extend this invitation to agencies who are involved in assisting individuals with barriers to achieve their dreams and find their place in the work world. This 2 day employment training workshop will take place on March 30th and 31st at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Kelowna from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The presenter is Denise Bissonnette, an internationally renowned writer, trainer, and keynote speaker. She has inspired people and organizations throughout North America to look beyond traditional concepts of job development and to craft livelihoods rooted in the individual genius of each person. She has authored several publications on creative job development, state of the art job search techniques, the cultivation of the human spirit, and how to “shine” on the job. Her book Beyond Traditional Job Development: The Art of Creating Opportunity is considered the definitive text in employment programs and university classrooms throughout North America.

There is a flyer attached with more information regarding the details of this employment workshop and how to register.

Thanks and I hope to see you there,


April 15, 2015 Benefits Workshop Kelowna


Dear COPCS Member(s):
Please find below an invitation to an upcoming information session on the COPCS Insurance/Benefit Plan.  It will be held on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 7:00pm at the CLBC office at 1060 Manhattan Drive, Suite 140.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Margaret Milsom at 778-753-2625 or to  We have included some questions  that will be discussed by our Insurance Specialist Bruce Hollett.  Please bring your questions and if your interested in purchasing any type of insurance, this would be a beneficial  meeting for you to attend.
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society

Workshop opportunity: “Houses, Homes and Caregiving:  Providing Hope and Healing”

From Margaret Milsom, COPCS:
“Houses, Homes and Caregiving:  Providing Hope and Healing”
Please see (attached) announcement for the upcoming Home Share Provider and Community workshop. This will be an excellent training opportunity taking place on Friday, May 29th, 2015. Please note, there is no charge for Home Share Providers to attend.
No need for you to mail in your registration form, you can register by email to or phone Margaret at (778)753-2625 with your name, contact information and how many will be attending.
Margaret Milsom
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society