Directors’ Blog

Shelley and Person Centred Planning – April 2017

Alice had started working with Karen Lai – Spectrum’s Employment Specialist – and their conversations went from big dreams to figuring out day to day events. Karen suggested that Alice might like to do a PATH to get it all on paper. Continue reading

Provincial Election – May 9, 2017 – I am Voting

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 they have the right to vote! Continue reading

Provincial Election – May 9, 2017 – I am Voting

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 they have the right to vote! Continue reading

Towards Adequate Income Assistance – New Report Recommends Increases

The report demonstrates that BC has a long way to go towards providing an adequate and dignified standard of living to persons with disabilities. Despite a modest increase in the income support rate in 2016, persons with disabilities have seen a stealthy decline in assistance rates since 2007, and rates remain inadequate. Continue reading

Provincial Election – May 9, 2017 – I am Voting

Get Ready! There is a Provincial Election coming up on May 9th, 2017. Continue reading

Bus Pass Update June 2016

Last week, the Provincial Government announced a slight change to the Provincial Bus Program. Their press release announced that they have eliminated the $45 per year annual administration fee which simplifies the process for keeping your bus pass. Continue reading

Family Focus Conference – October 21-23, 2016

The theme, The Value of One; The Power Of Many, speaks to family advocacy and leadership. Angela Clancy and I, Co-chairs of the Family Focus Conference, would like to invite families, individuals, and professionals to join us for this amazing event and be part of something awesome. Continue reading

Information on Voting in the 2015 Federal Election

Make sure your voice is heard! People First Canada’s president, Kory Earle, encourages everyone to get out and vote saying: I want to especially encourage people with intellectual disabilities to vote. It is our right and we should use it. Many … Continue reading

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