The L.I.F.E. Service

This page has information, resources and videos to support service providers to learn about the L.I.F.E. service.


The L.I.F.E. Service

L.I.F.E. = Learning, Inclusion, Friendship and Employment

Starting in 2022, Community Living BC (CLBC) is working to expand the L.I.F.E. Service to communities all across B.C.

The L.I.F.E. service combines support for people interested in employment who also want to connect to their community, pursue life-long learning, and build meaningful relationships. It is a new service that individuals can request under the Community Inclusion service category with the goal of supporting people for a future and a life beyond paid services.


The L.I.F.E. Service is Different

The L.I.F.E. service measures the difference it makes in a person’s life beyond achieving goals. The service is driven by the people who use it and reflects their strengths, rights and choices. It is a service that:

  • Explores and creates personalized supports related to employment, community connection, relationships, and lifelong learning.
  • Is offered throughout a person’s community. The number of hours, location and type of support will adjust over time based on their changing goals and needs.
  • Is regularly evaluated by the individual to continually improve their service experience, as well as improve how the service works overall for everyone.
  • Makes a difference in an individual’s life by strengthening confidence and growing a network of natural support around them.

Resources for Service Providers for the L.I.F.E. Service

The resources below provide service providers with information developed through the design and pilot phases of the L.I.F.E. Service project, 2015 – 2022.

On-going Practice Guidance and Tools

L.I.F.E. Service Process Maps

These maps provide agencies delivering the L.I.F.E. Service with clear and concise information about the processes involved in the delivery of this service to ensure there is consistency of delivery and reporting across the province.

Design of the L.I.F.E. Service Materials


Videos

These videos provide an overview of what the L.I.F.E. Service is (Shelley’s video) and what the service can look like for an individual (Sabrina’s story – you can also check out Dave’s story above).

Sabrina’s story – A L.I.F.E. Service case study

Webinar: Welcome to the L.I.F.E. Service  – presented by Shelley DeCoste, CLBC Strategic Initiative Advisor