CLBC’s E-Newsletter December,2018



A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips

My house, my choice

“As a parent of a child with different abilities, and just like any parent of any child, I want him to be happy and excited about his future. It just takes time – and lots of it!,” says Marnie of her son Drew’s move to his own apartment.

Click here to read their story, and learn how Drew found a living arrangement that matches with his own goals and accommodates his active schedule.



Andrea’s job is going swimmingly

Andrea Conkin’s job at the North Peace Leisure pool in Fort St. John has given her a chance to prove herself as an independent, reliable and hard-working colleague. Her mother Sarah says family support has been vital to helping Andrea succeed.

Click here to read Andrea’s story and find links to resources that help build inclusive employment.

Nearly 200 across province attend new CLBC Welcome Workshops

CLBC’s series of four Welcome Workshops brings individuals and families together to learn about options to plan for adulthood and get a better understanding of how CLBC works. To date, almost 200 people across the province have attended the workshops.

Click here to learn more about the Welcome Workshops and find out how to attend in your area.


Modelling inclusion at home and at work

Facilitator Nick Borzel (far right in photo) has dedicated the past 11 years of his career in various roles with CLBC throughout central and upper Vancouver Island supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Click here to read Nick’s profile and learn how a connection with his nephew inspired insights in both his personal and professional life.

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