Central and Upper Island Community Council

Help us make your community stronger

CLBC Community Councils have a dynamic mission to encourage, inspire, lead and support inclusion and the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of the community where you live and work.

The Central and Upper Island (CUI) Community Council, together with CLBC staff and managers, enhances the creation of safe environments, improves access to community resources and acknowledge the gifts and contributions of people with disabilities. In addition, they help develop and promote creative solutions which improve community access and inclusion.

Members include individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, professionals from service provider agencies and business and community leaders. Click here to see a list of our current members.

Interested in joining the Central and Upper Island Council?

The Council is looking for new members to join as we strive to break down barriers associated with disability and help make a difference in the lives of the people CLBC serves in the communities of Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Qualicum, Comox Valley, Campbell River and Port Hardy.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact CLBC’s Nanaimo Office by clicking here.

Your Community Council at Work

CUICC accepts Community Living Month 2017 Proclamation from Ladysmith Mayor

On October 4, 2017, Mark Skelton of the CLBC Central and Upper Island Community Council accepted Ladysmith’s proclamation for Community Living Month from Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone.  The presentation was made at the town council meeting.  This is the second year the CUICC has approached Ladysmith to ask them to proclaim Community Living Month and the second year the community has stepped forward to show their commitment to inclusion of people with diverse abilities.  Thank you Ladysmith!

You can watch the proclamation presentation by clicking here.

CUICC sponsors Nanaimo event to kick off Community Living Month 2016

, left to right, Lynn Korsvall, Nanaimo Nissan, Anita Smith, Community Kitchens, Amber Mitchell, CLBC Intergrated Services Manager, and Susan Easter, Clay Tree Society. Lynn and Anita were both recipients of the CUICC’s new recognition initiative.

Left to right, Lynn Korsvall, Nanaimo Nissan, Anita Smith, Community Kitchens, Amber Mitchell, CLBC Intergrated Services Manager, and Susan Easter, Clay Tree Society. Lynn and Anita were both recipients of the CUICC’s new recognition initiative.

On October 7, Clay Tree Society kicked off Community Living Month by sponsoring a Kickball Tournament for Vancouver Island service providers who support the adults CLBC serves. Over 200 people and six kickball teams from Victoria to Port Alberni attended. CLBC’s Central and Upper Island Community Council (CUICC) was also a sponsor and awarded their new recognition certificates to local businesses and individuals who foster inclusion and recognize the diverse abilities of the people CLBC serves.

The first recipients of the recognition certificates are Lynn Korsvall from Nanaimo Nissan, Anita Smith from Community Kitchens, Jillian Russel from FoodShare, and The Vault Café. CUICC will be awarding these recognition certificates year round to continue to help raise awareness of the importance of community inclusion for all people. A video of the event is available on Clay Tree’s YouTube site here.

Island Council facilitates Ladysmith proclaiming Community Living Month

Mark Skelton shakes Mayor Stone's hand at Town Hall.On October 4, 2016, Mark Skelton, Chair of the Central and Upper Island Community Council (CUICC) and an active member of the self advocate community, presented to the Town of Ladysmith Council and to a full house who had come to be part of the proceedings.

Mark attended their monthly meeting to present on the CUICC and the work they do.  Mark did an outstanding job, proudly introducing the CUICC, sharing information and clearly articulating a message about the importance of inclusion, including playing the No More Barriers video.

  • After Mark’s presentation, Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone proclaimed Community Living Month in Ladysmith, clearly communicating the Town’s commitment to inclusion.   The CUICC has joined other Community Councils across B.C. in requesting their local communities proclaim Community Living Month, making the request to eight municipalities in the Central and Upper Vancouver Island.  You can learn more about which municipalities are proclaiming the month by visiting www.communitylivingbc.ca/clm2016/

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