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Every edition of the CLBC 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, topics include: New funding supports Re-Imagining Community Inclusion (RCI) projects; Learn about Representation Agreements: Nidus provides education, information and support; Ways to prepare and stay safe as flood, fire and extreme heat season approaches; CLBC Editorial Board seeking members from Interior and North regions; Booster doses help maintain protection; Share your feedback on the B.C. Employment Strategy for Youth; Lauren’s Story premiers at Inclusion BC’s Everybody Belongs conference; Upcoming self advocate led events open to everyone; Join BC People First and become a member of the Self Advocate Presentation Team; Publish your story for $100 on the Self Advocate Net website; Self Advocate course on COVID-19 and health starts June 16; People Planning Together training takes place in August; Spinal Cord Injury BC offers an Accessible Travel Guide; Access gender-based violence resource for people with disabilities; Autism Community Training gathers information on summer activities; Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence offers support for caregivers and providers; Inclusion Canada seeking organizations to host focus groups for the Canada Disability Benefit; June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day; Celebrating Pride Month and more.
In this edition, topics include: Join CLBC’s May 11 open Board meeting; CLBC welcomes new board member Corey Walker; COVID-19 teleconference video recording and plain language summary now available; Stay updated on B.C.’s response to COVID-19; Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health shares message on COVID-19 vaccines; B.C. conducts test of emergency alert system; Upcoming self advocate led events open to everyone; Recognizing Mental Health Week in Canada; BounceBack program delivers free support for building mental wellness; HeretoHelp offers mental health and substance use information; Family Smart offers peer-to-peer family support; Inclusive post secondary education expands to the North; Vela Canada webinars support families using Microboards and Individualized Funding; Inclusion BC’s 2022 conference Everybody Belongs is right around the corner; Recreation and travel passes help people with disabilities get out and about; BC People First announces winner of 2022 President’s Award; Celebrating AccessAbility Week; Luke Smith recognized for his community engagement efforts; Richmond CLBC Community Council seeking new members; Happy Mother’s Day and more.
In this edition, topics include: Supporting individuals and families as B.C. eases COVID-19 restrictions; CLBC announces Community Inclusion Innovation Fund grant recipients; CLBC improves process for formal complaints resolution; B.C. government announces second booster doses for vulnerable British Columbians and end of vaccine passport; Free COVID rapid tests available for people 18 and older; BC Centre for Disease Control offers COVID information line; B.C. launches review of pandemic response; Upcoming COVID-19 teleconference scheduled for April 19; video recording of March 10 teleconference now available; Online course researches health needs of people with developmental disabilities during the pandemic; Upcoming self advocate led events open to everyone; Special Olympics BC Healthy Athletes Program provides dental screenings; Special Olympics BC wants your input; Inclusion BC presents 2022 conference Everybody Belongs!; Theatre Terrific offers free online choral classes; Upcoming Family Support Institute Training Explorations sessions; CLBC Upper Fraser Community Council highlights People of the Valley; CLBC Editorial Board profiles self advocate stories through Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; Recognizing World Autism Awareness Day; Celebrating Earth Day 2022; and more.
In this edition, topics include: Welcoming B.C.’s new Advocate for Service Quality; CLBC supports creation of new independent nonprofit society for home sharing; CLBC Family Respite Policy updated; March 31 deadline to meet Criminal Record Check requirements for hired staff and contractors; COVID related updates from the Government of B.C.; CLBC’s COVID-19 call for individuals and families; CLBC Editorial Board is looking for new members; Self Advocates: Share your story in the next Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; BC People First Award recognizes self advocate leadership; Apply to join the B.C. Self Advocate Leadership Network (SALN); Share your input on youth employment; Upcoming self advocate led connection events; Join the WayFinders Zoom series; Vela Canada introduction to Microboards and Individualized Funding; Indigenous youth vaccine campaign My Vaxx Journey; Access tax assistance and information for people with disabilities; Inclusion BC short film highlights the importance of inclusive housing; CLBC’s Central and South Okanagan Community Council supports self advocacy across the province; Central and South Okanagan Council welcoming new members; Recognizing World Down Syndrome Day and International Women’s Day; and more.
In this edition, topics include: Safety is a top priority – make sure you get your booster; B.C. Vaccine Card extended; COVID-19 Updates from the BC Centre for Disease Control; First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) provides facts about COVID-19 vaccines; CLBC’s next Board meeting is February 23; COVID-19 teleconference audio recording now available; Feedback sessions: Emergency solutions for housing support; CLBC Board opening for a person who lives with a developmental disability closes soon; Last call for Community Inclusion Innovation Fund applications; Okanagan Self Advocacy Group hosts free online events; BC People First hosts virtual presentations on human rights; Dancing for a cause; Connect with others at these upcoming events; Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities conference takes place in February; Neil Squire offers employment and technology support; Support for Indigenous Student Learning Program; Métis Nation BC hosts family focused events; Community Council sews the seeds of inclusion; Victoria Special Olympics swimmer nominated for award; B.C. marks Family Day in February; and more.
In this edition, topics include: CLBC launches Community Inclusion Innovation Fund; Provincial Health Order for CLBC staff and service providers; COVID-19 Teleconference audio recording and plain language summary now available; Home Sharing Quality of Life feedback sessions; New Provincial Accessibility Committee will advise government on legislation; Accessibility grants promote inclusion; Connect with others at upcoming events; Plain language resource helps with problem solving; Prepared BC provides resources for people with disabilities; Proposals now being accepted for Inclusion BC’s 2022 conference; First Nations Health Authority website lets you Talk to a Doc; Crisis line available to Métis Citizens; Finding hope in a challenging time; International Day of Persons with Disabilities; Gift-giving and celebration guide provides ideas for the festive season; Support inclusive, local dining options; Share your feedback on the CLBC COVID-19 Update for Individuals and Families; and more.
In this edition, topics include: Share your feedback on this CLBC COVID-19 Update; B.C. Government announces COVID-19 booster vaccine program; Easy-to-read information about the COVID-19 Vaccine Card; Federal vaccine passport now in effect for some travel within Canada; 2021 flu shots free for all B.C. residents; Staying safe after your COVID-19 vaccine; Video Series: Maad’ookiing Mshkiki — Sharing Medicine; First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) continues #VaxChamp campaign; CLBC’s new Family Respite Policy and criminal record checks; COVID-19 Teleconference audio recording and plain language summary now available; CLBC holds its next open Board meeting on November 24; STEPS Forward’s Fall 2022 Application process now open; Registration open for holiday hampers across B.C.; Spreading awareness about the Registered Disability Saving Plan; Mental Health First Aid course offered for free; Sensory-friendly solutions for daily life; Learn more about Microboards at upcoming sibling meetup; Share your story with the Self Advocate Leadership Network; Connect with others at these upcoming events; Self advocates are rocking it!; Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine is out now; and more.
In this edition, topics include: COVID-19 Teleconference audio recording and plain language summary; Nearly everyone able to safely receive COVID-19 vaccines; BC Vaccine Card needed to access certain settings; Reminder: Provincial and regional restrictions currently in place; new Family Respite Policy provides flexibility with clarity; Flexibility for Criminal Record Check Requirements until March 31, 2022; BCAAFC recognizes those helping to protect communities; Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) connects people with supports; Friendly Calls program combats loneliness; Calendar for Connection features engaging events; 2021 Virtual Inclusion BC Summit takes place October 14; Resources to support those at risk of overdose; FSI’s Continuing Conversations Facebook group; Self Advocates celebrate being together in person; Self Advocates Leading Connection events; Celebrating Community Inclusion Month 2021; October 10 is World Mental Health Day; and more.
In this edition, topics include: B.C. launches proof of vaccination requirement; Many self advocates are getting their vaccinations. You can too!; Masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces; Reminder: Interim Guidance for Flexible Respite ends September 30, 2021; Simplified resources support completion of criminal record checks; Submit a WOW Award nomination to recognize an inclusion champion by September 9; Staying prepared during B.C.’s wildfire season; Elections Canada helps make voting accessible; Coping with natural disaster stress; Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities; Free Family Hangouts hosted by the Family Support Institute (FSI); Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) hosts presentations for people with disabilities and caregivers; Upcoming BC People First workshops; Down syndrome BC is forming a Self Advocate Advisory Committee; September 30, 2021 marks National Day of Truth and Reconciliation; H.O.M.E. Society video honours caregivers and staff; Coming soon: Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; and more.
In this edition, topics include: Step 3 of BC restart; Flexible Respite and Payment to Family Members Interim Guidance extended to September 30; COVID-19 Teleconference audio recording and plain language summary; Share your thoughts on CLBC’s next Strategic Plan; Second vaccine dose appointments now available earlier; Provincial accessibility legislation passes; Government of Canada Disability Inclusion Action Plan; First Nations Virtual Doctor of the day is now a permanent service; World Health Organization offers resources on how to talk about vaccines; New video: Getting ready for Summer; A First Nations Doctor talks about vaccine hesitancy; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Provincial Accessibility Committee: Openings available for Self Advocates; Let’s Get Real is looking for illustrators and models; Self Advocates Leading Connection updates; A Recipe for Respite; Happy Pride Month; Brianna shares her story on Self Advocate Net; Deadline extended: Submit your story for the next Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; and more.
In this edition, topics include: Province of B.C.’s restart plan; Timeline for receiving second vaccine dose; Get proof of immunization through Health Gateway; Celebrating AccessAbility Week 2021; Mandatory criminal record check process expedited during COVID-19; Message from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA); New Video: Introducing individuals and families to Support Worker Central; BC farmers’ markets offer Nutrition Coupon Program; Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism; New Family Support Institute Workshops coming up in June; Learn more about The Sibling Collaborative on new podcast episode; Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society hosts skill building workshops; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Video: Krystal gets her COVID Vaccine; Resource helps people get ready for their vaccination; Self Advocates Leading Connection Updates; Submit your story for the next Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; June is Deafblind Awareness Month in B.C.; Recognizing National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day; Access Awareness Day; and more.
In this edition, find information about: Teleconference audio recording now available; COVID-19 vaccines for people eligible for CLBC support; Answers to frequently asked vaccine questions; Travel restrictions between regions help to stop the spread; New accessibility legislation put forward in B.C.; COVID-19 SPEAK Survey open until May 9; Marking Mental Health Week in Canada; Free, live counselling through Wellness Together Canada; Virtual course for family caregivers now available on YouTube; Staying connected with letters and pen pals; WayFinders offers free person-centred planning; Métis Nation BC survey and health and wellness newsletter; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Video: Getting Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine; BC People First hosts “Unlearn Ableism” event; Special Olympics BC Hosts Women in Sport virtual workshop; Self Advocates Leading Connection Updates; Submit a nomination for B.C’s 2021 Good Citizenship Awards; Jake Webster is baking up something new; Sharing Indigenous perspectives on disability and inclusion; and more.
In this edition, find information about: Family members, their support workers and friends can register on B.C. Government’s ‘Get Vaccinated’ system; Information on COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals eligible for CLBC; April 29 CLBC COVID 19 teleconference call; Province-wide restrictions extended to keep people safe; New Support Worker Central connects individuals with disabilities with support workers; Hope for Wellness helpline; How COVID-19 variants happen; UBC and Family Support Institute Parent Survey; Olivia Douglas Community Services Society offers virtual peer to peer connection; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Kory’s story: Deciding and planning for the COVID-19 vaccine; Toastmasters virtual sessions for people with diverse abilities; Self Advocates leading connection updates; CLBC Community Councils are rising to the challenge; Self Advocate Net wants to hear your story; “Talking it out” during COVID-19; Earth Day; and more.
In this edition, find information about: COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals eligible for CLBC; Teleconference audio recording now available; B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan is ahead of schedule; Answers to frequently asked vaccine questions; Province-wide restrictions to keep people safe; First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) vaccination clinic update; Permanent increase to PWD rates; Strategies for mental health webinars; Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services (DDMHS) to host Spring groups; Family-to-Family courses; Reminder about helpful mental health supports; Family Support Institute Recipes for Respite continue; Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Food Security Pilot; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Planning for your COVID-19 vaccine: Plain language questions and answers; Self Advocates Leading Connection updates; COVID-19 Vaccine messages from self advocates and provincial leaders; Join the Vaxchamp campaign; Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day; and more.
In this edition, find information about: B.C. COVID-19 Immunization Plan moves into Phase 2; Vaccine appointments for seniors; Metis Nation BC (MNBC) supports vaccine rollout for Metis Elders and Seniors; Next teleconference for individuals and families; Posting for self advocate CLBC Board member extended to March 20; Family Support Institute hosts new online groups; Free and low-cost counselling available across B.C.; Free tax clinics during COVID; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Self Advocates Leading Connection upcoming events; Doctors answer vaccine questions from self advocates; Inclusion Saskatchewan offers plain language tool on supported decision making; The Anti-COVID Warrior; Vancouver poetry hotline launched to help fight isolation; Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21; Daylight Saving Time; and more.
In this edition, find information about: Update on the BC Recovery Benefit and people receiving PWD; COVID-19 vaccine information on the CLBC website; CLBC’s Board of Directors is recruiting for a self advocate board member; Plain Language teleconference summary now available; Government of Canada’s COVID-19 update for Indigenous people and communities; Winter Edition of CLBC’s Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES Magazine; Template assists people without technology; Find help at MindHealthBC; BC Rent Banks; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Self Advocates Leading Connection events; EverybodyMoves resource hub; Plain language COVID-19 vaccine facts sheets; Powwow Sweat teaches traditional Indigenous dances; Video about feeling sad; Black History Month; Spread the Word Inclusion campaign; and more.
In this edition, find information about: Province-wide restrictions remain in place; Next individual and family teleconference call; Frequently asked vaccine questions; Calendar for Connection events; Tools for planning and decision making; PLAN’s blog on intentional connection; FNHA mental health and cultural supports; Business grants for Métis entrepreneurs; Indigenous Canada free online course; Self advocates leading connection during COVID-19; Celebrating Family Day and Valentine’s Day; Random Acts of Kindness Day; and more.
In this edition, find information about: B.C.’s COVID Immunization Plan; funding to help people CLBC serves get back to work; pause on invoicing on Direct Funding (DF) contracts to support families to use respite flexibly; Plain language teleconference summary and audio recording; Herd immunity; Plain language information about vaccines; First Nations Health Authority resources; Indigenous Peoples, stigma and COVID-19; Webinar answers questions about the COVID vaccine; Seasonal Affective Disorder and the winter blues; Mental health resources for co-existing problems; Updated Connection toolkit; Self advocates leading connection in 2021; BC People First Annual Conference 2021; Self Advocates of the Rockies connection activities; New Be Calm hotline; “Wear a Mask” song by the Stone Poets; and more.
In this edition, find information about: Province-wide restrictions extended; Flexible Funding Options for Direct Funding Agents and Person-Centered Societies; Next teleconference for individuals and families; Information about the COVID-19 vaccine; Vaccines and consent for people with developmental disabilities; B.C. Recovery Benefit plain language summary; Exemptions to the mandatory mask order in B.C.; Recipes for Respite conversations; Tools for Connection; Happy Hour Hangouts; Self Advocate Leadership of the Year nominations now open; Learn about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Families share their pandemic stories; and more.
In this edition, find information about: B.C. Recovery Benefit; B.C.’s vaccine plan; Province-wide restrictions extended; B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) information in multiple languages; Find services and resources through HealthLinkBC; First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) food security toolkit; Toolkit for Connection; Mental health for adults with developmental disabilities: Virtual courses for family caregivers and self advocates; Update from the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS); COVID-19 Indigenous Engagement Program; BC211 assistance; New LifeStreams website; Cultural and counselling support available to all First Nations people; brush up on digital skills; share your story on Self Advocate Net; An animated poem about how to be at home; sing along holiday music jam; posAbilities shares festive virtual events and activities; and more.
In this edition, find information about: Key To Home inclusive housing website; International Day of Persons with Disabilities; Teleconference plain language summary; Provincial Health Officer orders on social gatherings; BCCDC on safe social interaction; COVID-19 mouth rinse / gargle test available to adults; information on wearing masks; New Calendar for Connection; counselling supports for Indigenous people; food bank finder; support from Metis Nation; Updated Support and Connection Toolkit; Expression of Interest: Self Advocates Leading Connection during COVID-19; share your story in the next Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; new BC Disability website; Vancouver Easter Seals House opens doors for respite; Spirit Orcas fund raising, and more.
In this edition, find information about: Indigenous Disability Awareness Month; teleconference audio recording; Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley COVID restrictions; COVID-19 masking policy accommodations; B.C. Housing and emergency shelters; B.C. rent freeze extended; drug overdose prevention resources; reducing COVID-19 stigma; FNHA’s lateral kindness approach; Vela Canada’s monthly Solution Circles; a wellness guide; a caregiver self assessment tool; Internet for Good program; COVID-19 community grants; Annual Federal Policy Forum for Inclusion; sex in the time of COVID-19; updated support and connection toolkit; the Successful Project webinar; BC People First self advocacy panel; mindfulness study for Special Olympics athletes; transportation survey; CLBC’s 2020 WOW Award winners, and more.
In this edition, find information about: the upcoming teleconference for individuals and families; a partnership to share respite ideas; extension of the application deadline for the federal, one-time $600 payment; stories now being accepted for next Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; getting your annual flu shot; tips for cleaning properly to prevent COVID-19; mobile resources for caregivers; “Living Life to the Full” courses; BCANDS focus groups and Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program; Lifeguard app; Housing Central and Health and Wellbeing conferences; updated support and connection toolkit; CoMakeDo calendar; Real Talk honest conversations; BC People First Youth Leadership Committee; World Kindness Day; a poem from Self Advocate Net; tips for checking in on friends, and more.
In this edition, find information about: how to vote in the B.C. election; plain language teleconference summary and audio recording; the CLBC resiliency survey; Registered Disability Saving Plan (RDSP) Month; Government of Canada’s one-time payment for people with disabilities; staying safe during Halloween; a message from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA); mental health screening self-tests; virtual courses for families and caregivers; free Nidus planning webinars; myCommunity BC on Instagram; updated support and connection toolkit; AutismBC “Telling Your Story” workshop; a story from Self Advocate Net about keeping busy and safe; the #WarriorUp campaign; public health posters created by Indigenous artists; Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) virtually inspired art exhibit; and more.
In this edition, find information about: the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB); keeping people supported during Community Inclusion Month; fall flu clinics; First Nations Health Authority virtual services; protecting against cyber threats; having courageous conversations about COVID-19; going out safely; Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services support group sessions; mental health relief from Anxiety Canada; FSI Learning Exploration sessions; Métis Crisis Line; updated support and connection toolkit; ConnectAbility; Kamloops Self Advocate (KSA) Newsletter virtual Halloween party; BC People First “Why Self Advocacy?” session; posAbilities virtual art show and sale; Métis artists make traditional COVID face masks; and more.
In this edition, find information about: recent teleconference recording and plain language summary; COVID sense tips from Fraser Health; resources for staying safe indoors; new translated CLBC Information for Families sheets; Building a Gold Medal Support Network webinar; First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) web portal and videos; updated support and connection toolkit; opportunity to share your pandemic learning; BC People First We’re in this together Tuesdays return for the fall; Kudoz chat hub; connecting with people across the globe and information about Self-Care September.
In this edition, find information about: upcoming teleconference for individuals and families; interim guidance on Individualized Funding (IF); virtual welcome workshops; provincial supports for social services sector; Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB); tips for safer social interactions; Inclusion BC virtual learning series; tools for visiting the hospital; MyBooklet BC Version 2; Accessibility Project grants; new Mental Health resource page on CLBC website; updates and resources from Special Olympics BC; information about wearing a mask and exceptions for people with disabilities; assistance with technology; and more!
In this edition, find information about: provincial emergency supplement extended; federal one-time payment for people with disabilities, including support to access the payment; Canada Revenue Agency webinars; the difference between CLBC’s Stage 2 and B.C.’s Phase 3; face covering policies on public transit, including exemptions; Together We Ride campaign; Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide, Statistics Canada questionnaire on discrimination; Trauma-Informed Practice workshops; substance abuse and prevention and mental health resources; video on effective communication; Positive Awareness Podcast Episode 4; Barb Goode shares her COVID-19 test experience; Summer 2020 Edition of Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES magazine; WOW Awards nomination deadline; the 2020 Icon Award; and more.
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.