COVID-19 Disability Survey

Hey everyone, reported this morning that Canadians who identify as having a disability – physical, cognitive, or sensory – or having a child or family member living with a disability have an opportunity to share their unique experiences and concerns while navigating COVID-19.

Participating in this survey provides feedback that will guide policymakers, businesses and national organizations to develop inclusive and accessible policies, processes, and services. To participate in the COVID-19 Disability Survey, click here and for more information you can email or call 1-(866)-639-1858.

“This is an opportunity for people with disabilities to share how their experiences in accessing services during COVID-19 has impacted their physical, mental and social health. … It’s imperative the voices and concerns of Canadians living with disabilities are reflected in the public health response to COVID-19.”

Martin Ginis (Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management)

ONLINE Training: LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality

Hey everyone, there is a great opportunity coming up for sexual health training! PosAbilities is offering their LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality course for adults with disabilities in the Creston and surrounding Kootenay region starting on October 20. These ZOOM sessions offer individualized training on hygiene, sexuality, relationships and ways to stay safe. Check out this PDF for more info and pass it along if you know someone who would be interested. You can also register online here.

Your social distancing reminder of the week…

The internet has some great idea on how to keep busy while we spend time social distancing, like this one from Pinterest: Social Distance Activity Bingo! Challenge your family and friends to a game, talk about your progress and share your ideas as you all try to get BINGO first!

Or, if you and your family are up for a screen-free challenge, why not challenge each other (or your neighbors) to Screen Free Bingo?

Have Your Say In…Transportation!

Over two years in the making, the draft plan for transit in the Central Okanagan is published – have your say! The draft was prepared by The Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan (STPCO), a group of Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and Westbank First Nation officials.

Give feedback and engage in how you want your transportation needs met in your community here!

The West Kootenays are also planning for the future of transit – check out their plan’s webpage!

You can also give feedback about West Kootenay and Kelowna Regional Transit services online.

CLBC Teleconference Tomorrow

Hey everyone, you can join CLBC’s teleconference COVID-19 update for service providers and home sharing providers tomorrow (Sep. 29) from 2:05 – 3 p.m. Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Daniele Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer
  • Ross Chilton, CEO, Community Living BC
  • Brenda Gillette, CEO BC CEO Network

Use participant code 37568# when you call in to 1-877-353-9184. Consider calling early, you can dial in as early as 1:45 p.m.