CLBC-BCGEU Scholarship Fund
Community Living BC and the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) today launched a $100,000 scholarship fund to benefit adults with developmental disabilities being served by CLBC across the province. The fund was established as a result of bargaining negotiations between CLBC and the BCGEU.
Starting today, people being served by CLBC will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to support their personal and professional development.
CLBC's “Start with Hi” public awareness initiative helps British Columbians realize that through small but important actions they can play a role in their communities to increase the safety of people with developmental disabilities. The initiative encourages people to acknowledge and connect with people with developmental disabilities by simply saying “Hi”.
Community Living BC (CLBC) recognizes that individuals with developmental disabilities are a part of the growing community of online users, especially through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and that the Internet can be an unsafe place for people; particularly those who are more vulnerable. With this in mind, CLBC has launched icanbesafeonline.com, Canada’s first website dedicated to educating adults with developmental disabilities and their families on how to use the Internet safely.
Community Living BC YouTube Channel
To serve individuals and families best, CLBC produces a number of educational and inspirational videos. Please visit our YouTube channel to view more.
Community Living British Columbia recently announced the Thompson‐Cariboo has been selected as one of three B.C. regions to host a community pilot project focused on implementing a local employment plan and increasing job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities who are able and want to work.