Sad news…

Hi everyone:

It is with a very heavy heart that we let you know that we lost James Croston to cancer on Saturday. James, for those that may not have known him, was a Home Share Provider, Home Share Coordinator, Senior Coordinator and the Service Coordinator for Home Share at Community Connections. He literally performed every role with respect to Home Share at the agency and developed many great relationships with coworkers at the agency, Home Share Providers and our communities in his various roles along the way.

I will miss his tremendous sense of humour, his persistent quest for knowledge, constant commitment to improve things, his intensity and, most of all, his friendship.

James is survived by his loving family who were by his side throughout his illness, particularly his young son and daughter. A Go Fund Me page has been set up with the proceeds going to James’ kids. The link is here should you wish to donate.

As you can imagine, it will take us a few days to catch up on work that we had promised, my apologies particularly for the delay in getting out the breakdowns of the recent Home Share increases and retroactive payments if they applied to you. I will get those out to you as soon as I can.

Thank you all for your support of the CCSS team and especially your support of James.

He will be dearly missed.
Jackie and Brian (on behalf of the whole Home Share Team at Community Connections Support Services)

Update: James’ obituary is here.

IncludeMe! 40 and counting!

Hey everyone:

Don’t forget about your IncludeMe survey – we want to get as many people participating as possible. We’ve got 40 completed already, is yours done? If not,

Joel and Drew at the IncludeMe launch

connect with one of our Community Support workers or Home Share Coordinators to arrange you appointment.

Let’s keep it rolling!

Our 5th (!) CARF Survey…!

Hey Everyone:

Our intrepid reporter, Amit Ghosh, got a chance to sit down with Linda Siino from CARF to talk about accreditation, CARF and how it impacts Community Connections Support Services. Linda, Colleen and Paul (in the West Kootenays) were here the week before last surveying the organization.

More info about CARF is here. Check out the video below and hit us up with any other questions you may have. Thanks to Amit, Linda and Kathy for making this happen.

Grand Forks: May 23 Fire Extinguisher Training

Community Connections Support Services has partnered with the Grand Forks Fire Department to offer an upcoming Fire Extinguisher Training

Event Date: Thursday May 23, 2019

Location: Grand Forks Fire Department – 7214 2nd St. Grand Forks BC

Time: 10:30 AM to noon

There will be a fire safety and fire prevention component, followed by a practical hands-on training in the use of fire extinguishers.

We encourage you and the individuals you support to participate and learn new skills or refresh old ones.

Please contact Sue Clark to register those that will attend by May 17, 2019, please check out the poster below.