Kootenay Community Council

Help us make your community stronger

webphotoCLBC 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 they live and work.

The Kootenay Community Council’s goals for the upcoming year are to:

  • serve as a vehicle to inclusion
  • raise public awareness of council’s role
  • continue fostering partnerships with stakeholders in the supported communities
  • facilitate parent and family member involvement with our council
  • participate in local community events
  • recruit of diverse council members to support these goals

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 Kootenay Community Council?

The Kootenay 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 communities across the Kootenay region including Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Fauquier, Fernie, Fruitvale, Golden, Grand Forks, Invermere, Kimberley, Nelson, Nakusp and Trail.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact: Kootenay@CLBCCommunityCouncils.ca

Your Community Council at Work

Town of Creston proclaims Community Living Month 2016

This year, the Kootenay Community Council approached the Town of Creston to request they proclaim Community Living Month 2016, and we are pleased to say they agreed!  We want to thank Mayor Ron Toyota and his Council for joining the growing number of municipalities who are recognizing the importance of building communities where people of all abilities are welcome. Click here to see the Town’s proclamation.

Highlights of recent and upcoming work

We’ve put together a short summary of some of recent highlights and upcoming items we’re working on. These include: increased involvement by our self-advocate members, skill development opportunities, the spring dance (that was attended by 120 people!), sponsorship of an online radio episode, and recruitment of new members.

Click here for the full details.

Make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities – Kootenay Advertiser

A short profile of the Kootenay Community Council and our work was published in the local newspaper. Click here to read the story.

Council News

Upcoming Council news items will be posted here soon. Stay tuned!


Community Council Recruitment Package – This contains information about our Council, including goals for the upcoming year, recent accomplishments, supports available to Council members, profiles of our current members, and of course details on how to join.

Annual Report 2014-15 – A report on our key goals, highlights and challenges encountered during 2014-15.

Annual Report 2013-14 – A report on our key goals, highlights and challenges encountered during 2013-14.

Council Photos

Upcoming Meetings

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location: CLBC Cranbrook

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