Sharing self advocate stories and voices

CLBC continues to support the B.C. Self Advocate Net (SAN) website. Each month, up to eight new stories are published by the people CLBC serves showcasing their voices, gifts and experiences. Authors of successful submissions are paid $100. Story ideas can be submitted by clicking the Submit My Story button on the SAN website.

Also hosted on SAN is the B.C. Self Advocacy Speakers Bureau. The Speakers Bureau is an opportunity for decision makers, service providers and the community at large to learn directly from people with diverse abilities by hiring speakers to present on topics such as inclusive employment, housing and rights.

For more information about SAN, the Speakers Bureau or the CLBC Editorial Board, please contact CLBC’s Self Advocate Advisor at

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People Planning Together Training comes to B.C.

People Planning Together is a two-day training session for people labelled with a developmental disability who are interested in taking a leadership role in planning a life they desire. This training is facilitated by people who also live with a label of developmental disability.

During the training, people spend time identifying the things that are important to them to be happy. People also spend time identifying the things that are important for them to stay healthy and safe.

It’s all about deciding what works for you and how others can best support you to be happy and healthy at the same time.

Interested in registering for a 2019 workshop in your community?

Interested in hosting a People Planning Together workshop at your organization?

Contact Self Advocate Advisor, Jessica Humphrey at or 778-679-2691.

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