This past fall, CLBC launched a new approach to planning with people and their families. One exciting part of this new approach is the new series of CLBC Welcome Workshops currently being hosted in communities all around the province.
The CLBC Welcome Workshops are a series of four two-hour workshops that welcome people new to CLBC by sharing valuable information about resources in the community and about how different supports and services fit together in the big picture of adulthood.
The four workshops are:
- Getting Started
- Community Connections
- Planning Choices
- CLBC – The Real Deal
People with disabilities and family members had a big role in designing the Welcome Workshops and had the idea that Welcome Workshops be led by a team of three people: a CLBC facilitator, a family member, and person who receives services from CLBC.
Shameera Rosal from Kelowna is a young woman who receives services from CLBC and who is now contracted by CLBC and working on the Welcome Workshop presenter team in her community.
Shameera shares how being included as an equal partner in the Welcome Workshops has been an empowering experience.
Learn more about the Welcome Workshops on the CLBC website under How do I get support? > Attend the CLBC Welcome Workshop Series.