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Dream big with a CLBC-BCGEU Scholarship

February 23rd, 2016

Applications are being accepted for CLBC-BCGEU scholarships, with a deadline of March 18. What would you do with up to $2,500 for personal development or job training? Would you… …take driving lessons… …study photography or art… …learn to ride a horse or swim? Could you… …study nursing or forestry… …become a camp cook… …train to

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Five B.C. award winners honoured for making communities more welcoming – WOW Awards

February 17th, 2016

Five exceptional inclusion champions are being recognized for helping their communities more fully include the adults CLBC serves through the seventh annual Widening Our World (WOW) Awards. The five were chosen out of 50 extraordinary nominees for their efforts to build awareness of inclusion, increase accessibility and access to community and social networks, and encourage and support diversity

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Province announces Budget 2016

February 16th, 2016

Community Living BC is pleased with the commitment made to the individuals and families it serves in the BC Government’s 2016 budget. The provincial government has approved an operating budget of $896.8 million for CLBC, which includes an increase of $44.8 million in provincial funding. Learn more about the Provincial Budget 2016 here. “I am

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Legislation streamlines access to disability assistance

February 11th, 2016

Legislation introduced today by Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Michelle Stilwell will make it easier for some people with disabilities to receive disability assistance, including many youth transitioning into CLBC services. Under this proposed legislation, government will be able to prescribe groups of people as Persons with Disabilities (PWD), without them have to complete

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Self Advocate Net shares stories from across B.C.

February 4th, 2016

Here are a few of the great stories published on Self Advocate Net over the past month, including Natalie’s story about job searching. Visit the www.selfadvocatenet.com homepage under Our Stories to read more stories, and check back often as new stories are published weekly. My Job Search By Natalie Fortin During my first year in the

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