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Applications open for 2016 CLBC-BCGEU Scholarship Fund

January 31st, 2016

Applications are now open for a scholarship that enables BC adults with developmental disabilities to pursue jobs training or personal development. Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) and the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) co-sponsor the $100,000 scholarship fund, established as part of their 2012 collective agreement. The fund is open to adults who

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Celebrating the power of growing up together

January 29th, 2016

Brothers and Sisters: The Power of Growing Up Together is a safeguards resource created by the Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) with support from CLBC. Through images and stories, this publication celebrates the power of sibling relationships, and how they can affect neighborhoods and communities to make them more inclusive and safer for everyone.

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Helping people prepare for work

January 25th, 2016

At the recent Face to Face event in Victoria, potential employees met directly with local employers to enhance their skills through mock interviews. Following on the success of the first Face to Face event last April, this event again took place at GT Hiring Solutions on November 24, and employers in attendance included: Independent Living Society, McDonald’s,

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Helping people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible

January 12th, 2016

Doug Tennant, Executive Director of Sehmiahmoo House Society in Surrey, has been working hard for many years to ensure that the dream of having a home becomes a reality for many of the people they support. In 2004, Sehmiahmoo House purchased four separate residential lots next to their head office; and beginning this year, the

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Helping people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible

January 12th, 2016

Doug Tennant, Executive Director of Sehmiahmo House Society in Surrey, has been working hard to ensure the dream of having a home becomes a reality for many of the people they support


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