Community Councils

CLBC Community Councils operate in each of CLBC’s Community Living Centre areas, ensuring that self-advocates, families, community members and service providers play a major role in achieving CLBC’s vision of fostering good lives in welcoming communities. Community Councils work collaboratively with community partners to support community inclusion, citizenship and full participation of people with developmental disabilities. You can use the map and links below to locate and learn about your local Community Council:

Burns Lake, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, New Aiyansh, Peace District communities, Prince George and surrounding communities, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Terrace 100 Mile House, Kamloops, Pritchard, Williams Lake Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Vernon Kelowna, Penticton, Summerland Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Qualicum, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Port Hardy South Island Region, the boundary of which extends west to Port Renfrew, north to Shawnigan Lake South and includes the Greater Victoria area, Sidney, the Gulf Islands Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Fauquier, Fernie, Fruitvale, Golden, Grand Forks, Invermere, Kimberley, Nelson, Nakusp, Trail Gibsons, North Vancouver, Powell River, Sechelt, Squamish, West Vancouver Vancouver Richmond Surrey, White Rock, Delta Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Anmore, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Fort Langley, Langley, Mission

Council Resources

Community Council Members’ Handbook – The Community Council Members’ Handbook provides information about the role of Community Councils, how they do their work and what is involved in the job of a Council member.

Glossary – Terms and Acronyms for Community Councils – This glossary of Community Living BC terms and acronyms is to help Council members with their role as a CLBC Community Council volunteer.

Community Council Video Library – In the video library you can learn how Councils carry out their Terms of Reference, the business of Community Councils, and practical ideas for building inclusive communities.

Strengthening Community Councils: Task Force Report – Learn about recommendations CLBC is implementing to strengthen the relationship with Community Councils to ensure more involvement and communications between Community Councils, the Provincial Advisory Committee, the CLBC board and staff.

VIDEO: Light the Way – This video highlights best practices gathered from interviews with self-advocates about what inclusion looks like to them and a survey of Council Chairs. The video is intended to enable Councils to build their capacity to help self-advocates access and use information, recruit self-advocates, and effectively utilize self-advocates’ skills and abilities at meetings.

Building Community, Inspiring Change: Stories of CLBC Community Councils – Read stories of success and inspiration from CLBC Community Councils across the province.

Articles of Interest – This page features a list of publications that will be of interest to Councils to help them achieve their mandate.

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