Home Share Announcement

From Margaret and the team at COPCS:

Dear COPCS Members,

On February 26th, COPCS received an invitation from John Horgan (Premier of B.C.), Shane Simpson (Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction) and Katrine Conroy (Minister of Children and Family Development).

The COPCS Executives were invited to represent our members on February 28th for the announcement regarding rate increases for caregivers in BC.The Premier and Minister ‘s expressed a sincere thank you to all caregivers across the province. The recognition given to caregivers was extremely emotional for all those who attended.

We look forward to discussing details further from this event in our upcoming General Meetings.Sincerely,Executive Members of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society 

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 Jack Sawatzky (COPCS), Margaret Milsom (COPCS), Premier John Horgan, Minister Shane Simpson

WEST KELOWNA: CLBC Community Council Home Ownership Presentation

Hey everyone, there is a presentation coming up in April and taking place in West Kelowna regarding home ownership for people living on PWD within the home share model of support.  Check out the information in the attached PDF.  Presenting this discussion will be Doreen Shaw of Nanoose Bay, BC, who is a mother and also a former member of the Board of Directors for InclusionBC and Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Community Living.  Remember to RSVP to Linda at linda.farr@gov.bc.ca

KELOWNA: PEERS Program!

Hi all, PosAbilities is offering the PEERS program for young adults with disabilities — a 16 week social skills program bringing young adults (ages 18-30) together to connect and build friendships.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about friendship skills, important social behaviours, and dating etiquette.  Thanks to our colleagues at PosAbilities for circulating this information.  The program will be running from March to June, 2019.  See the attached poster for details, and please feel free to share!

CRESTON & CRANBROOK: MANDT Training coming up!

Hi all, just wanting to let you know there is an opportunity coming up for MANDT Training in both Creston and Cranbrook with our very own Mike Holdsworth!

Cranbrook

Location: Manual Training Center, next to the Cranbrook Library. 212 2nd Ave N, Cranbrook BC
Date: 7th of March
Time 9am to 5pm
Please confirm attendance by the 28th of February
Instructor Michael C Holdsworth
Contact Mike by cell: 250 919 7929 or by email Mike@commconn.ca
Course content: Building Healthy relationship, communication and conflict resolution.

Creston

Location: Creston Rec Plex, Kootenay Room, 312 9th Ave N Creston BC
Date: 12th of March
Time 9am to 5pm
Please confirm attendance by the 28th of February
Instructor Michael C Holdsworth
Contact Mike by cell: 250 919 7929 or by email Mike@commconn.ca
Course content: Building Healthy relationship, communication and conflict resolution.

If you would like more information on the training sessions scheduled, contact Mike!

Great News! Inclusion Starts with Friendship

Hey everyone, one of our awesome home share matches submitted an article titled “Inclusion Starts with Friendship” to CLBC’s magazine for their Celebrate Diverse Abilities issue.

You can read it at this link, on page 9.

Thanks to Shelly, Janeen, and Travis for sharing!