Monthly Archives: November 2015

Making connections can get you work

By Mike Gauthier   This is a story of how a meeting one person can turn in to work if you keep that connection going. My name is Mike Gauthier from Cranbrook BC. I do custom scroll saw work. I work with blade that is about 8 inches wide. I specialize in making wildlife hanging […]

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November 30th, 2015 Here are a few of the great stories published on Self Advocate Net during November. Visit the homepage under Our Stories to read more stories, and check back often as new stories are published weekly. My experience at the 16th Annual Edenvale Self Advocacy Retreat By Carol West The two-day leadership retreat […]

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New guide helps people access innovative savings tool

November 27th, 2015 A new guide to the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) has been released to help more British Columbians with disabilities and their families benefit from this financial savings tool. The guide was created by the RDSP Action Group which is made up of leaders from the financial and disability communities. The new […]

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Provincial Assessment Centre: Teamwork key to support

November 20th, 2015 Thousands of individuals, families and organizations in BC share a common aim: to ensure individuals with development disabilities are fully included in their communities. But what happens when mental illness or behavioural challenges get in the way? That’s when a dedicated team of specialists at CLBC’s Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) may be […]

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CLBC congratulates BACI on Excellence Award

November 17th, 2015 Community Living BC congratulates the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) on winning the Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year Award at the 16th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards on November 5. BACI was presented the award by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby which recognizes an organization “that has […]

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A Snapshot from the Heart

A touching book that “speaks from the heart” about Down Syndrome got its start on a Protection Island grandmother’s kitchen table. Inspired by Expressionist artist Paul Klee’s images, Snapshot of a Soul Place in the Land of Special Needs was officially released on November 1 for Down Syndrome Awareness Week. It tells the story of […]

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Council chair named Paul Harris Fellow

Edwina Jeffrey is one impressive fellow. The long-time cheerleader for adults with developmental disabilities joined UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar and world leaders Jimmy Carter and Boris Yeltsin as a Paul Harris Fellow on October 1. Edwina, who chairs CLBC’s Surrey Delta White Rock Community Council, was inducted into the Rotary Club of Surrey […]

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Community Living Month featured celebrations across BC

November 6th, 2015 This October marked the 17th Community Living Month in British Columbia. This annual celebration recognized the contributions and accomplishments of people with developmental disabilities across our province. We’re happy to report that it was an eventful month with great celebrations taking place in communities across the province. Thank you to everyone involved in […]

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Embraced by community, dynamic mom gives back

Cheryl Fisher, a wife and a Kamloops mother of two has made it her mission to make sure her son Nicky, who lives with autism, receives the best supports possible and is a thriving and included member of his community. Cheryl found all of this and more in her hometown of Kamloops. “When I moved […]

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Conference brings self advocates together to learn and connect

November 3rd, 2015 Self Advocates from across the Interior Region gathered in Vernon on October 27 and 28 for two days of learning and reconnecting with friends at the bi-annual Interior Region Self Advocate Conference. The conference, organized by self advocates for self advocates, hosted many workshops that focused on the theme ‘living successfully with diverse […]

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