Monthly Archives: November 2014

The 12 Travel Tips of Christmas

Let people know your travel itinerary – either leave a copy with neighbours or family members, and always keep people informed if your plans happen to change. Check to make sure your passports, visas and vaccinations are all up-to-date.  Leave copies of your passports, driver’s licence, credit cards and other important documents with family members […]

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Home Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

  The Christmas tree Get a freshly cut tree. It will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard. Try to pick a tree with a strong green colour and noticeable fragrance. Always test for freshness before buying. A tree with high moisture content is safer. Very few needles should fall when the […]

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BC Special Olympics November Newsletter 2014

        In this issue of BC Special Olympics   November Newsletter  click hear for copy   or go to there website click hear   Sports Celebrities Festival makes a difference In the words of Special Olympics BC – Surrey athlete Kristina Ettema, the 2014 Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Silver Wheaton was […]

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People Say to People with Disabilities

We created this last winter (2012) for an event at Patrick’s Cabaret. The film features performers from Interact Theater Company in Minneapolis, MN. Interact is an arts program for artists with disabilities. Our mission is to create art and challenge society’s view of disability. Check out our website or Facebook page and say hello!

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CLBC Update Annual Service Satisfaction Survey

November 21, 2014 Hello,Every year as part of our commitment to continuous quality improvements, Community Living BC (CLBC) conducts an Annual Service Satisfaction Survey by telephone with a randomly selected group of self advocates and family members from across the province.  The results from this survey help inform us about areas of service delivery that may […]

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Quality of Life

Quality of LIfe

by Tyrone Brown   Who can best cope with the challenges one faces in life? The individual who has conditions for daily living, which provide happiness and stability through quality family time and care, as well as caregivers with a heart. Regardless of the individual, feeling loved and accepted for who one is will always […]

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News from Ministry of Social Development and Innovations regarding electronic funds transfer (EFT)

This is news from Ministry of Social Development and Innovations regarding electronic funds transfer (EFT)/ Direct Deposit They are changing the automatic mailing of EFT notices that you receive in the mail stubs paper monthly bases ministry is as of DEC 2014 is stopping mailing to your house. But instead of you having your stub […]

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The Ultimate Sarah McLachlan Shine On Tour Experience

Sarah McLachlan

by Jeff Stackhouse   Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s Shine On Canadian Tour came to Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre on October 20th and 21st 2014. From the living room set, to the ambient lighting, the venue’s sound clarity, and Sarah’s angelic voice, all in attendance at both sold out shows witnessed a show of a lifetime. The […]

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Do you need a Representation Agreement?

Representation Agreement

Many adults with disabilities have had their right to make decisions taken away. In many cases this has led to abuse and the person being robbed of their ability to defend their human rights.   Article 12 in the UN Convention on the Rights of Person’s with a Disability says people should not lose their […]

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Lauren Potter: Self Advocate, Public Speaker and Actor

Lauren Potter

Lauren Potter speaks at the 23rd Annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference: Inclusion Revolution, about her experience with Best Buddies, how the organization has helped make her dreams a reality, and how it can help others with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their own dreams. Lauren Potter, who plays Becky Jackson on the Fox television […]

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