Finding answers to your questions and getting up-to-date information is very important. Community Living BC wants to help you do that more easily. We have created the CLBC COVID-19 Weekly Update for individuals and families, a quick and easy way to stay in touch with new developments, connection points and online resources.
Throughout the current COVID-19 crisis, you will be able find new information posted each week on this webpage and sent out via email to our subscriber list which you can join here. Please bookmark this link, and check back often.
Every edition of the CLBC COVID-19 Weekly Update will be posted below. If you have a specific question, send an email to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca and we will try to address it in an upcoming update.
In this edition, find information about: temporary emergency supports extended; 2020 WOW Awards; online map of COVID-19 collection centres; “How to travel responsibly” tips from Indigenous Tourism BC; new men’s virtual support group; social visitation essentials course; FSI Learning Explorations series; sibling research survey; new videos from Self Advocates of Semiahmoo; Special Olympics School of Strength; Behind the Mask program; updated support and connection toolkit and more.
In this edition, find information about: plain language summary of recent teleconference; helpful tools from Canada’s Public Health Agency; volunteer opportunities to help create accessibility standards; Disability Alliance BC free webinar; First Nations Health Authority mobile app and virtual doctor visits; the importance of planning; Anxiety Canada app for mental health support; emotional support guide for seniors; resources for visiting the doctor; SALN’s YouTube channel; the Great Big Swim; BC Autism Awards 2020; the Sproutflix Film Festival; updated support and connection toolkit and more.
In this edition, find information about: recent teleconference for family members; Direct Funded Respite rate increases; extension of provincial emergency supports; Phase 3 of BC’s restart plan; WorkSafeBC guidelines; protecting yourself from COVID-19 scams; Hope for Wellness help line; First Nations Health Authority guide; RDSP webinars; Douglas College’s Disability and Community Studies; TELUS low cost internet offer; BC People First cookbook and “We’re in this Together Tuesdays”; SALN podcast; Self Advocate Net stories; Be the Spark Campaign; FitNation; creating your own window art; Easter Seals summer camps; updated Support and Connection Toolkit; information on staying safe from the Representative for Children and Youth and more.
In this edition, find information about: plain language summary and audio recording of recent teleconference for individuals and self advocates; National Indigenous People’s Day; have your say on B.C.’s recovery; a toolkit for healthcare settings; myBooklet BC training sessions; guided mindfulness meditations; virtual drop-in counselling; self-help booklet series; video on wearing personal protective equipment (PPE); Camille’s story from Self Advocate Net; Ask an Advocate website; thank you to Dr. Behn Smith; an Astronaut’s guide to isolation; a virtual hike and more.
In this edition, find information about: interim guidance on first aid certification; upcoming teleconference for individuals and self advocates; provincial guidelines for social interactions; First Nations Health Authority resources; MindHealthBC; Relationship Matters webinar; FSI online calls; Self Advocate Leadership Network (SALN) resources and videos; stories from Self Advocate Net; call for stories for CLBC’s Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; updated Support and Connection Toolkit and more.
In this edition, find information about: plain language teleconference summary; upcoming teleconference for individuals and self advocates; Stage 2 COVID-19 recovery information; Indigenous resources and updates about a new director position and the Indigenous CLBC team; B.C. government social media updates; video on wearing on a non-medical mask; myCommunity BC mapping website; mental health first aid; share your video message with the Self Advocate Leadership Network; Self Advocate Net stories; a delicious recipe; virtual summer camps; ConnecTra Society’s virtual gatherings; a toolkit of resources and things to do, and more.
In this edition, find information about: plain language summary of hospital visit update; recent teleconference for individuals and families, including the audio recording; National AccessAbility Week; information on non-medical masks and face coverings; tips for coping with stress; Relationship Matter webinars; self care tips from a parent; virtual support group for caregivers; sessions to talk about anxiety; Self Advocate Leadership (SALN)’s new website; Coaches Corner by Kudoz; Dr. Bonnie Henry fan clubs; Theatre Terrific’s online classes and more.
In this edition, find information about: B.C.’s restart plan in plain language and sign language; changes to hospital visits guidance; the BC COVID-19 survey; a webinar on using sensory strategies at home; Plan Institute webinar series; health resources for the South Asian community; Anxiety Canada town halls; a booklet to help cope with feeling down; a sing along from home event; the Premier’s thanks to front line workers; the Sproutflix Film Festival and more.
In this edition, find information about: Vela’s help navigating emergency funding; the recruitment and retention project; B.C.’s restart plan; COVID-19 information in sign language; sessions to talk about anxiety; a webinar for self advocates on representation agreements; “We’re all in this together” Tuesdays; an easy and delicious recipe; kindness rocks; Special Olympics BC’s May in Motion; quarantine bingo and more.
In this edition, find information about: CLBC staff recognizing frontline support workers; refreshed web page for individuals and families, including plain language information; plain language testing guidelines; provincial and federal supports; Nidus; Disability Alliance BC; the BounceBack program; Self Advocate Leadership Network; technology give away program; an uplifting video from Sunshine Valley Community Services; Kudoz experiences and more.
In this edition, find information about: emergency funding in plain language; story call out for next edition of Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES; Family Caregivers of British Columbia; Canadian Mental Health Association; Self Advocate Net stories; What’s Up? Wednesdays; Coordinating “virtual supports” in Burns Lake; printable artwork and more.
In this edition, find information about: provincial emergency funding; the audio recording and plain language summary of the April 17 teleconference; support worker recruitment campaign; plain language posters and an emergency plan template; online resources and workshops; a photo contest; a music video by talented support workers and more.
In this edition, find information about: the government steering committee on responding to COVID-19; the upcoming teleconference for individuals and families; new virtual mental health supports; BCANDS; Vela; helpful tips from a father who sits on one of CLBC’s Community Councils; a toe-tappin’ musical number and more.
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In this edition, find information about: the audio recording and plain language summary of the latest teleconference for individuals and families; plain language information about provincial government emergency supports; the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC; Autism Community Training; a personal perspective from a person with Autism; kitchen dancing; uplifting video messages; and more.
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In this edition, find information about: The latest teleconference for individuals and families; provincial government emergency supports; information about COVID-19 in multiple languages; Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN); Anxiety Canada; sharing experiences from home with CoMakeDo.ca; laughter yoga; and more.
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In our first edition, find information about: The recent teleconference for individuals and families; government’s COVID-19 self assessment app; the Family Support Institute; Self Advocate Net; managing anxiety; cheering on health workers; and more.