Public Announcements

“Literacy is a right: thinking about literacy for people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan”

INDIVIDUALS WITH SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE OFTEN EXCLUDED FROM EDUCATIONAL AND DAY-TO-DAY OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP AS LITERATE CITIZENS. JOIN US FOR A WORLD CAFÉ WITH DR. CHRIS KLEIWER, REGENTS’ PROFESSOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA AND … Continue reading

“Literacy is a right: thinking about literacy for people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan”

INDIVIDUALS WITH SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE OFTEN EXCLUDED FROM EDUCATIONAL AND DAY-TO-DAY OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP AS LITERATE CITIZENS. JOIN US FOR A WORLD CAFÉ WITH DR. CHRIS KLEIWER, REGENTS’ PROFESSOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA AND … Continue reading

Dr. Chris Kliewer: “At the End of Intellectual Disability”

Dr. Christopher Kliewer, Douglas Biklen, and Amy J. Petersen’s 2015 paper in the Harvard Education Review unravels the construction of intellectual disability which has dominated policy and practice in schools and communities. The authors synthesized data from first-person narratives, family … Continue reading

Provincial Election – May 9, 2017 – I am Voting

April 3, 2017 Inclusion BC and the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship at UBC are supporting an initiative to ensure that people with disabilities know they have the right to vote, and we want to ensure everyone we support, knows … Continue reading

Include Me! Quality of Life Survey

Individuals supported by Spectrum Society have been invited to take part in the Include Me! Quality of Life Survey……Members from your management team will be connecting with you over the next few weeks to begin this process.  Below you will … Continue reading

Retirement News!

We are both sad and very pleased to congratulate Brenda on her decision to retire from Spectrum this month. Brenda Zeimer has supported several people over the 14 years that she’s been working at Spectrum; Jack and Virgina at Taunton … Continue reading

Learning Opportunities – April 7, 2017

“Literacy is a right: thinking about literacy for people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan” INDIVIDUALS WITH SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE OFTEN EXCLUDED FROM EDUCATIONAL AND DAY-TO-DAY OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP AS LITERATE CITIZENS. JOIN US FOR A WORLD CAFÉ WITH … Continue reading

Community Events – April 7, 2017

Collingwood Neighourhood House Community Lunch Collingwood Neighbourhood House invites you to lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Full meal prices are $6.25 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for students and $3.25 for children under 12.  Items can be purchased a … Continue reading

Employee News – April 7, 2017

Requirements Criminal Record checks and a First Aid Certificate are ongoing requirements of employment at Spectrum. They do need to be renewed accordingly. Please review your pay statement to ensure both your First Aid and Criminal Record check are up … Continue reading

Employee News – March 31, 2017

Criminal Record checks and a First Aid Certificate are ongoing requirements of employment at Spectrum – Please contact Human Resources at personnel@spectrumsociety.org if you have any changes to your personal information – The office will be closed on Friday April 14th for Good Friday! – Municipal Pension Plan Changes: – The Mandt System® program presents an education and training system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people – We’ve created an Employee Facebook Group! – Guess what!? We have a referral program! – The Health and Safety Committee is accepting nominations for those who would like to join the committee. Continue reading