Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Answer to The Answer

Yesterday I wrote about teaching about bullying and teasing to people with intellectual disabilities and I mentioned a moment. After identifying reasons that I was bullied, the class had been struggling with this question: I’m fat all the time and I’m in a wheelchair all the time and I’m disabled all the time, but I’m […]

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Special Olympics B.C. October 2015 Newsletter

Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • October 2015 Newsletter • Special Olympics BC inducts six new members into Hall of Fame • Celebrating the power of sport with the Sports Celebrities Festival • Tom Norton honoured as SOC Male Coach of the Year • Safeway and Special Olympics team up to Nourish Champions • […]

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Youth Turning 19 There Is Hope!

I want to write this story about youth who are turning 19 and feel there is no hope when they have Diversabilities. I have Diversabilities and I have been lucky to find help when I needed it. People with mental health issues and disabilities, have a dual diagnosis and find it harder than most. My […]

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Ministers visit Woodvan residents

October 19th, 2015 To help mark Community Living Month, Suzanne Anton, Minister of Justice and MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview welcomed Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, to her riding. They paid a visit on October 15  to Jeffrey Dolynski and Brian Medeiros, two residents at Woodvan, a residential home in Vancouver managed by […]

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Minister Stilwell meets gold medal para-athlete

October 19th, 2015 A CLBC-supported individual, Corey Stewart, 23, and his coach Brian Hammer had the chance to meet fellow para-athlete Minister Michelle Stilwell on October 16. The two connected at Corey’s training home, the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club. Corey won a gold medal in the local para-athletes paddling division for the Sprint Nationals. Currently […]

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The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter Oct,2015 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocate is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.       Oct Newsletter 2015  This month’s newsletter is about Halloween and Community Living month. There is positive news about people, non-profits, and companies working to end the stigma from society toward people with diversabilities. This is what the […]

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Messenge to Self Advocates from Seonag Macrae CEO of Community Living B.C.

October 2015       I am pleased to let you know that the seventh annual WOW!clbc Awards are being officially launched today on October 15, 2015! Every year, Community Living BC’s (CLBC) Widening Our World (WOW!clbc) Award celebrates the different ways people are building inclusion across B.C.  In recognition of our 10th Anniversary, this year […]

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Our Speed Dating/Friending Event

My friend Meredith and I planned a speed dating/friending event which took place in September. I have done a speed dating event before but some years ago. We wanted to be careful on choosing the wording we used for the event as we didn’t want anyone to feel pressure so by using the word “friending” […]

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What I would like to see in the next 25 years

I envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and a mental illness have access to social clubs to connect and belong with each other. These clubs are inclusive. There is no stigma from the community towards people who have a developmental disabilities and a mental illness. There is new funding to start social clubs […]

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Community Living Month 2015

This October is the 17th Community Living Month in British Columbia. This annual celebration recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of people with developmental disabilities across our province. You can find or share Community Living Month posts on CLBC’s Facebook and Twitter pages by using the hashtag: #clmonth2015 Below is a list of stories from around the […]

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