Kelowna: Monday, October 6, 2014 another opportunity to see Dr. Schalock! (Updated)

Hey everyone:

Just letting you know that there is another opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Robert Schalock, he is going to be at CLBC (CPD office) update: Kelowna Library Branch (1380 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC – North/South Meeting Room) between 6: 30 and 8 PM on October 6, 2014.

Dr. Schalock’s bio: Dr. Robert Schalock is an expert in the area of Quality of Life. He has been involved in the field of intellectual disabilities for 40 years. He is a Professor Emeritus of Hastings College in Nebraska where he chaired the Psychology Department and directed Cognitive behavior research from 1967 to 2000. He is widely published and an international speaker and consultant in the areas of quality of life, program development and service delivery systems.

Please see the attached poster for all the details.

Kelowna: CYSN Info Fair for families Sept 12, 2014

Hi all:

This FREE event is an opportunity for families of children &
youth with special needs to connect in a relaxed social
environment and to obtain information about the various
resources available to them in the community. NEW this year
will be live entertainment and an opportunity to try out a
variety of different recreational activities.

Please see the attached poster for all the info: 2014 family invitation

Kelowna: Sept & Oct 2014, COPCS workshops

Hi all:

COPCS is doing it again, another workshop for home share providers in the Central Okanagan.

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton, BC

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Parkinson Activity Centre, 1700 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, 2170 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, BC

Please see the attached brochure (COPCS Workshop Series) for more information. Another great learning opportunity, thanks again to the gang at COPCS!

Kelowna: BBQ! August 20, 2014

Hey everyone:

We’re hosting a free BBQ with our friends at TIER and Pathways Ability Society on August 20, 2014 at Rutland Centennial Park from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for you, your family and caregiver(s). Please RSVP with your Community Support Worker.

Hope to see you there!

Kelowna: CLBC Information Meeting for Families of Kids in School


School District 23 will be hosting an information night for parents regarding transition and community services for students.

Carrie Despins from Community Living BC will be discussing various topics pertaining to transition services.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: Hollywood Road Education Services

Please RSVP to Rob Gibbon at

Community Living BC Information Night

Vancouver: October 15-17, 2015 International Conference: Claiming Full Citizenship

Save the date, this looks like it is going to be an amazing conference.

2015 International Conference Claiming Full Citizenship: Self-Determination, Claiming Full Citizenship: Self-Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding Personalization and Individualized Funding

October 15-17, 2015 | The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver BC October 15-17, 2015 | The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver BC

Poster with more info here