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 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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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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