Monthly Archives: March 2015

Developmentally disabled people need real jobs, says advocate

Frank Charbonneau has sorted and shred paper for Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa for 35 years. In this photo he is with his sister, Ann Carmichael. (CBC/Tom Jokinen) The Current radio show on cbc radio Listen 22:00         First we went in there and we sorted paper and we shredded paper… […]

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Kamloops store wins WOW Award

March 19th, 2015 Kamloops MLA Terry Lake and employee Julie Alexander today presented Al Avila, Manager of Shoppers Drug Mart at the North Hills Shopping Centre, with a Community Living BC (CLBC) WOW!clbc Award for embracing inclusive employment.   Each year CLBC’s WOW Award recognizes the contributions and innovations of people who are working to build communities that […]

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Disability is Natural Newsletter March 2015

DISABILITY IS NATURAL NEWSLETTER March 25, 2015 What do apples have to do with disability?   A green apple is more like red apples than different, and a person with a disability is more like people without disabilities than different.   From the U.S. Developmental Disabilities Act: “Disability is a natural part of the human experience.” […]

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Special Olympics B.C. March 2015 Newsletter

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • March 2015 Newsletter • New Car Dealers Association of BC supporting SOBC in Auto Show, annual auction • Special Olympics Team Canada update: new members, training camps, and star appearances • Law Enforcement Torch Run raising funds and awareness with spring events • […]

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News Release: Will BC MLAs take up the Ready, Willing & Able Challenge?

New Westminster, B.C., March 23, 2015 – If an inspiring new campaign has the desired effect, many more of those with developmental disabilities will soon be gainfully employed throughout British Columbia. By calling on MLAs to hire the Ready, Willing & Able in their local constituency offices, the hope is that private sector employers will […]

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What is Special Olympics Unified Sports?

Krystian Shaw

By: Krystian Shaw Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun […]

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Stories are what we have incommon

  What we do We record stories, work with story coaches, storytellers and host storytelling events. Staying connected to community partners we hear inspiring stories and share them online for the world to hear. We are always looking for new partners and new stories. What we are making We are creating a web-channel to promote inclusion. Our […]

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SELF ADVOCACY with Joe Rikley and Bryce Schaufelberger

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Interest in Your Support for Dental Clinic Project For Adults with developmental disabilities at UBC

Dear Self-Advocate groups, Youth Leaders, and Self-Advocate Allies,   My name is Elizabeth, and I am the sister of Graeme Rush, who has profound low-incidence autism.    My mom has been working on a project for a competition run by the University of British Columbia that asks alumni to propose projects that benefit the community. […]

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Help make sure your community includes everyone. Join a CLBC Community Council

CLBC’s 13 Community Councils are looking for individuals who love their local communities and want to help make them welcoming places for individuals with developmental disabilities. Who can join a CLBC Community Council? CLBC has 13 Community Councils across the province, each made up of seven to 15 individuals who bring unique experiences and perspectives, […]

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