COPCS AGM June 18 (Kelowna)


Dear Fellow COPCS Members:
 We hope you can attend the upcoming Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society Annual General Meeting on June 18th, 2015 . 2015 AGM Agenda
If you plan on attending the AGM please RSVP to Margaret Milsom at 778-753-2625 or email before June 12th, 2015.
If you wish to nominate a COPCS member to serve on the board, please do so on the nomination form Nominations must be received by June 8th, 2015.  Vacant positions open for nominations are Secretary and the board also welcomes any additional directors. COPCS 2015 Nominations Form
Thank you for your continuing support,
 COPCS Executive Committee

Upcoming Workshops through COPCS (Kelowna)

Dear COPCS Members:The Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society is offering two workshops (ATTACHED) in June, before everyone’s busy summer schedules begin.

The topics and guest speakers are as follows:

1. Neurobiology of Attachment Workshop– June 18 – Deanne Leung & Jody Bekhuys (Stepping Stones Counselling Group)

It’s common for the individuals we assist to have attachment injury. This workshop will give us insight on what attachment
is and more importantly how to build strategies for attachment repair. Caregivers often struggle with attachment, which
leads to placement breakdown.

2. Strategic Inclusive Training for Emergencies – June 23 – Karen Martin (Disability Alliance BC)

This will be the first emergency training offered specific to home share providers needs and responsibilities for the individuals they support. Knowledge for emergency situations is critical for everyone’s safety.

Please forward this training information to any other service providers who may benefit in attending.

* These workshops are offered at no cost to home share providers


Margaret Milsom 778-753-2625

June 20: CCSS We Day Picnic Birchbank (Trail)

Hey everyone:

This from Viv:

“Community Connections is hosting an picnic! Here is an opportunity to meet or reconnect and celebrate with each other.   see poster  Please join us for a day of fun and socializing on Saturday, June 20th. Drop by or stay all day. Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends, etc. The event will be at Birchbank Station (just off the highway between Castlegar & Trail).  The venue is perfect for outdoor fun! Feel free to bring along any games, crafts, etc. You can check it out at this link. 

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available and if you can bring something to share, that would be great! Spread the word!

Looking forward to seeing you there,

With Best Wishes,

Vivienne Prather
Community Connections Support Services”


Building Houses in El Salvador

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We had the opportunity to donate the use of our 12 passenger van to the students from Rutland Senior Secondary School; they used it to get to Seattle where they flew to El Salvador to work on a Habitat for Humanity project building houses. What a team! Way to go you guys!