I Can be Safe Online

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to pass along this information from CLBC.  Check it out!

On June 30th, CLBC launched Canada’s first website dedicated to educating adults with developmental disabilities and their families on how to use the Internet safely. The website, <http://www.icanbesafeonline.com>, is a plain language visual resource
that provides tips, videos, stories, a quiz and a blog on Internet safety to the individuals CLBC supports. The website has a section specifically for families and people who work closely with the people we support so they can learn what risks may exist online, and what they can do to make sure that people using the Internet are being safe. We invite you to visit the site and share the link with anyone who may be
interested. A link for the site will also be available on the front page of the CLBC website.


Dave Hingsburger in the Kootenays!

Dave Hingsburger, International Speaker will be visiting Castlegar, B.C. on Monday June 27, 2011 to present a one day workshop on “Making Contact, Making Connections, Making Community”.
From the brochure:

These workshops aim to help support staff and providers adapt to more person, and community, centred ways of working, to help lives of people you support flourish, with real community connections and relationships.

Please click here for more information and a registration form.


Spring has Sprung!

Hi Everyone!


It’s that time of year again….longer days, springtime flowers,  plenty of sunshine and more time outdoors.

Just a reminder to stay “Sun Safe” while you’re out there in the fresh air!

Take a moment to check out this link.  Some information on why sun safety is so important.

Have Fun!


Information on RDSP’s


CLBC recently put on a workshop regarding RDSP’s.  A number of CCSS employees were in attendance and have shared some of the documentation with us. Click here to view the newsletter.   Click here to view a PDF version of  a power point presentation. Thanks Leola, Shannon, Susan and Ken for passing this information along.


Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure is a book by Al Etmanski which outlines “Six steps to creating a good life for people with disabilities”. Please ask your Home Share Coordinator for a copy if you do not have one.

Extended medical benefits packages

We have copies of two benefit packages that can be purchased by Home Share providers. One was developed for a caregivers group in Kelowna while the other was for caregivers in Vancouver. Please contact Ken or speak to your Home Share Coordinator if you would be interested in this option. Thanks.

‘A Shift in Thinking’

….a workshop being offered in Kelowna and facilitated by COPCS and the Penticton and Area Caregivers Society on – Creating Paid Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Severe Disabilities. Please click here to view the flier for more information and to register.

Form for Doctor’s visits

Hi Everyone!

It’s my understanding that some of you have requested a form to document Doctor (or other Health Care Professional) visits regarding the people you support.  We’re happy to provide you with a form that we currently use at our agency (please find under Forms – Health Care Consultation or Update). Using this form is not a requirement, but may be of some use to help you document medical visits.