Directors’ Blog

Are You Registered to Vote?

There is a Federal Election scheduled for this year, in October 2015, and it is important to make sure you and the people you support are registered to vote. Continue reading

Collingwood is an inclusive community – Meet Diana – Connector!

Diana is the star of a recent Renfrew Collingwood News article: From approaching businesses to providing information pamphlets, Di truly values the importance of getting to know and build a connection with other community members. Continue reading

Conversations That Matter – Now with Closed Captioning

At our last managers’ training day, we talked about Conversations That Matter and ways to increase our use of the videos.  One suggestion was to send out reviews of videos you have watched to give people encouragement to watch additional … Continue reading

1% Pay Raise Effective April 2015

A 1% increase to pay rates takes effect in April 2015. The Provincial Government has committed to funding increases to community social service workers to 2019. Continue reading

The Sniper by Dallas Stager aka The Underdog

Dallas is a Special Olympics athlete, a First Nations self advocate, a great friend to many and we are proud to have him as a board member of Spectrum Society for Community Living. Continue reading

Read-A-Thon November 10, 2014

On November 10th the members of Vancouver’s Spectrum Next Chapter Book Club will be holding a Read-a-Thon hosted at Joe’s Table Cafe from 12 – 6 p.m. Continue reading

Open House 2014 Pictures

Spectrum’s Open House and AGM was on Saturday October 25, 2014. Continue reading

Strategic Plan 2014 – 2017 Approved by the Board

Spectrum’s Strategic Plan for 2014 to 2017 has been approved by the Board of Directors and posted to our website. Continue reading

Provincial Government Updates

Three recent government announcements summarized – Innovation and Sustainability Roundtable, Accessibility 2024, and New CEO at Community Living BC. Continue reading

Spectrum Board Member Wears Many Hats

In 1987, before moving to Montreal to pursue his PhD, McDonagh turned his interest into action, co-founding a non-profit agency in Vancouver that provides support services for people with developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injuries. Continue reading