North Region Community Council

Help us make your community stronger

CLBC Community Councils have a dynamic mission to encourage, inspire, lead and support inclusion and the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of the community where you live and work.

The North Region Community Council (NRCC)’s role is to make sure people with developmental disabilities, families, community members and service providers play a major role in achieving the shared vision of fostering good lives in welcoming communities. As a Council, we work collaboratively with community partners and local CLBC offices across the North to support and recognize community inclusion and to foster full participation in community for people with developmental disabilities.

Members of the North Region Community Council include individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, professionals from service provider agencies and business and community leaders.

Interested in joining the North Region Community Council?

The North Region Council is looking for new members to join as we strive to break down barriers associated with disability and help make a difference in the lives of the people CLBC serves in the Burns Lake, New Aiyansh, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Terrace, Prince George and surrounding communities, and the communities of the Peace District.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact: North@clbccommunitycouncils.ca

Your Community Council at work

Council launches Accessibility Map of Northern B.C.

In January 2018, the North Region Community Council launched a new Accessibility Map of Northern B.C.

The map shows locations in the northern half of BC that are physically accessible to persons with mobility impairments and demonstrate inclusive practices for people with disabilities.

Recognizing local efforts to improve community inclusion

Pepper Tree Hair Studio is one of the many business, organizations and individuals recognized by the North Region Community Council. Left to right: Frankie Able, council member from Hazelton, Shannon Wright, owner, Pepper Tree Hair Studio, Gord Robertson, council chair, and Deb Roblin, council member from Fort St. John.

The North Region Community Council launched an initiative in Winter 2015 to recognize individuals and organizations throughout the North who are making a difference in the lives of the people CLBC serves. The purpose of the initiative is to raise awareness about the good work being done, and to strengthen community partnerships. The NRCC has acknowledged the work of community partners across the North region with letters of recognition.

Below are links to the recognition letters. The NRCC looks forward to continuing to recognize inclusion champions in their region.

Council news & events

Council Members participate in first Prince George Teenfest – March 5, 2016

Members of the North Community Council participated in the first ever Prince George Teenfest on March 5 at the Prince George Civic Centre. Our booth promoted inclusion of all youth, featuring a WiiU dance party and a slide show of persons with diverse abilities participating in their communities across the region and beyond. We had a gift basket that was given away, and lots of information about CLBC and disability information in general.

Our booth seemed to be well received, with good interaction with young people and their families visiting the event. Thank you to council members Debbie Still who drove in with her son Thunder and his caregiver Shen from Vanderhoof, Anita Clegg who came in with her son Jesse and husband Pierce from Smithers, and Colleen Tuson who came with her friends Storm and Rayne to set-up and run the booth on behalf of our council.

Resources

  • Ageing Parents and Caregiver Pamphlet – This CLBC pamphlet has been developed as a safeguards resource to help inform aging parents/caregivers of the need to, and benefits of making a plan with their family member as they both age.

Upcoming meetings

Next meeting date to be announced
CLBC Prince George Office
Suite 207, 1600 – 15th Avenue