CLBC celebrates 10-year anniversary (2015)
17,697 adults are registered with CLBC at March 31, 2015, representing a 6.3% increase in 2014/15.
CLBC’s annual expenditures for 2014/15 total $822 million.
CLBC thanks those it serves for its first decade, and launches A New Generation of Possibilities web page to invite input to help envision the future.
16,653 adults are registered with CLBC at March 31, 2014. For 2013/14, CLBC’s annual expenditures reach $789 million.
CLBC begins to fund services in First Nations Communities (2014)
CLBC announces it will begin funding services in B.C. First Nations communities to enable individuals to remain in their home communities.
12-Point Plan to improve services (2012)
14,582 adults are registered for service with CLBC at March 31, 2012 and expenditures for 2011/12 are reported at $704 million.
Acting on the recommendations of a deputy minister’s council and two independent reviews, Premier Christy Clark announces a 12-point plan to improve services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
Launch of Personalized Supports Initiative (2010)
In February 2010, CLBC begins serving a new group of individuals — adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) — through the Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI).
The transfer of children’s services to MCFD is complete by March 31. The number of adults registered with CLBC is now up to 12,735 at March 31, 2010, including 20 who became eligible through the newly implemented PSI program.
10,784 children and 12,015 adults are registered with CLBC at March 31, 2009 and another balanced budget is reported for 2008/09, with annual expenditures now up to $723 million.
CLBC mandate shifts to adult services (2009)
Changes are made to CLBC’s mandate, refocusing the Crown corporation on serving adults over 19. In October 2009, the Ministry of Children and Family Development is given responsibility for services for children and youth with special needs.
First Nations Advisor & Employment Manager positions created (2008)
9,841 children and 11,356 adults are registered for service with CLBC as of March 31, 2008, an overall growth of 9.6% in one year, the highest that CLBC will experience. CLBC reports another balanced budget, with spending of $687 million.
A First Nations Advisor is engaged to represent the interests of Aboriginal people and an Employment Initiative Manager is hired to promote a culture of “employment first” for people receiving CLBC supports.
CLBC launches community councils across the province (2007)
8,943 children and 10,400 adults are registered with CLBC as of March 31, 2007. After completing its first full year in operation, CLBC reports a balanced budget on spending of $633 million.
CLBC develops a new support option called Individualized Funding (IF), making it possible for individuals and families to plan and manage their own services through either direct funding or with the aid of a host agency.
Seventeen Community Councils are established to help CLBC be responsive to the input of self advocates and family members.
CLBC initially serves both children and adults (2006)
CLBC is initially given a mandate to serve both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Support services include residential supports, day programs, community inclusion, family supports and respite.
By March 2006, 8,400 children and 9,950 adults are registered for service with CLBC.
Community Living BC established (July 1, 2005)
The February Speech from the Throne commits to a bold vision to “build the best system of support in Canada for persons with disabilities, special needs, children at risk and seniors.”
The Community Living Authority Act is proclaimed July 1, creating Community Living British Columbia. Over 450 staff in approximately 50 offices transfer from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to CLBC, along with IT systems used to track contracts and services.
Planning begins for new Crown Corporation (2002)
A Community Living Transition Steering Committee begins planning for a new Crown corporation. The committee includes 25 community, professional and government members.
With the Community Services Interim Authorities Act passed, the Province appoints a board of directors to oversee planning to devolve services to an independent authority.
MCFD releases discussion paper (2001)
The Ministry of Children and Family Development releases a discussion paper that recognizes the significant work in the community around system reform.