From CEO Seonag Macrae: Feeling healthy and strong

SeonagMacraeWelcome to the winter edition of “Celebrate Diverse Abilities,” a publication developed by our CLBC Editorial Board and written by self advocates in British Columbia.

For this edition, the theme is “Good Health and Well-being,” one of the 17 goals that were affirmed as part of the recent International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3. Health and well-being encompasses not just how we feel physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. It’s clear to see that being included in community, and connecting with friends and neighbours in a broad range of activities, plays an important role.

As part of CLBC’s own efforts to support the health and well-being of the people we support, the coming year will see the expansion of the include Me! survey to gather feedback from more individuals across the province on their quality of life. We are also hosting community meetings through February to collect input on the design of a new community inclusion service that will create stronger opportunities for employment and social connection. You can read about these initiatives, as well as other updates on our strategic plan, new digital newsletter and more in the News section here.

I want to also take this opportunity to thank readers for their part in making this year’s Community Living Month in October another memorable celebration. This was the 18th year that people and communities came together across the province to show how much they value the contributions of citizens with diverse abilities. I want to recognize everyone involved in the success of the many local events.

Thank you as always for reading. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a happy 2017!

Sincerely,

Seonag Macrae
CEO
Community Living BC

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