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I sign the paycheques! How individualized funding (host agency option) allows Maureen to make hiring decisions and take financial control over the supports she receives

April 15th, 2016

Maureen’s mother raised her to make her own decisions and to live her own life. So for Maureen, the idea of being her own individualized funding agent and making decisions about who provides her services and when and how came naturally. The Individualized Funding Host Agency option allows people who want to direct how and

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Legislation passed for easier access to disability assistance

April 11th, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, legislation introduced by Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Michelle Stilwell was passed to make it easier for some people with disabilities to receive disability assistance. This includes many youth transitioning into CLBC Services. The legislation was introduced on February 11, and gives government the ability to prescribe groups of people

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Kelowna Rotary club and local crusader recognized for making Kelowna a welcoming community

April 8th, 2016

Kelowna Sunrise Rotary and Shelley DeCoste have been breaking down barriers and building strong partnerships with a goal to make Kelowna one of B.C.’s most diverse and inclusive cities


Kelowna Rotary club and local crusader recognized for making Kelowna a welcoming community

April 8th, 2016

The Kelowna Sunrise Rotary and local diverse ability crusader, Shelley DeCoste, have been breaking down the barriers and building strong partnerships with a goal to make Kelowna one of the most diverse and inclusive cities in the Province. They were both recognized for their efforts today with Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) Widening Our World

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IF Works!: How individualized funding put Onkar in charge

April 6th, 2016

Motivational speaker Onkar Biring found hiring his own employees through individualized funding gave him more flexibility to plan his day. Now he’s the boss, hiring and, if necessary, letting go support workers, while getting better and more personalized assistance. The administration is “not as big a deal as (people) think,” he says, because he hands

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