What’s Happening in 2012 – 2013
During the 2012-13 year, we plan to talk to 1550 individuals about their quality of life. R. A. Malatest and Associates, a professional research and survey company, will be arranging interviews with people who are supported by large service providers in our Vancouver-Coastal and Fraser regions. The following service providers have volunteered to participate in this next round of surveys:
- Chilliwack Society for Community Living
- Community Ventures Society
- Fraserside Community Services
- Greater Vancouver Community Support Services
- North Shore ConneXions
- North Shore Disability Resource Centre
- Pacific Coast Community Resources
- Powell River Association for Community Living
- Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living
- Simon Fraser Society
- Spectrum Society for Community Living
- Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living
- Surrey Association for Community Living
- Thompson Community Services
- Vancouver Resource Society
The majority of surveys will occur from June to December 2012. During that time, CLBC and Malatest will work closely with service providers who are participating as well as the company that is doing the data analysis for us. Each service provider will get a report that summarizes the quality of life profile for the individuals from their organization who have participated in this round of surveys. CLBC will get a report that summarizes results for each region and for different service types. None of the reports will contain information about a particular individual. Instead, they will contain average or summary scores. Service providers and CLBC will use the information contained in these reports to begin to make changes that will help individuals to experience improvements to their overall quality of life in the years ahead.
If you or your family member is accessing services of one of the sixteen organizations named above, you will have lots of opportunities to learn more about the survey process. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out the Frequently Asked Questions documents that we have included on our website.
During the 2012-13 year, we will also be engaged in a number of initiatives that will support us to roll this process out across the province for individuals who are supported in all regions by all different kinds of service providers (accredited agencies, unaccredited service providers, directly-contracted home sharing providers, person-centred societies, etc.). We will soon be launching an include Me! newsletter and will be contributing regular updates to CLBC’s Citizen newsletter. We will also continue to refresh the content on our website so that everyone can learn what is happening in this important and exciting initiative.