MyBooklet BC Training Sessions…

Hey everyone, check out this free online training offered by the Family Support Institute:

Family Support Institute of BC is inviting you to join us for the myBooklet BC zoom session presented by Lydia Kang – the creator of myBooklet BC.  Lydia will introduce and showcase the exciting myBooklet BC updates and upgrades coming soon.

If you want to learn how to create a personalized “All About Me booklet” for/with individuals with diverse abilities and their families, this session is for you!

Details of the zoom sessions: If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kang via email lkang@fsibc.com or call 604-862-6807.

There are two options available: Monday, Jun 29, 2020 07:00PM– 9:00PM and Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 10:00AM– 12:00PM.

Plan Institute workshops and resources!

Hey everyone, in case you missed their email – Plan Institute continues to offer their workshops online, including:

  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning (Thursdays, at a variety of times);
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Levels 1 and 2 (offered monthly);
  • Personal Support Network Facilitation – 6-week online course (Sep 14 to Oct 25, or Nov 2 to Dec 13)

They are also collaborating with PLAN to offer Staying Socially Connected during the COVID-19 pandemic from May 26 to June 23. The webinars which have already aired are available here.

Did you know that friends, family members, people with disabilities, or support workers can call Plan Institute anytime to talk about:

  • the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP);
  • estate planning;
  • advocacy approaches;
  • the Disability Tax Credit;
  • government benefit programs;
  • social network building;
  • NEW: how to stay socially connected during COVID-19

Their toll-free Disability Planning Helpline is 1-844-311-7526.

Mental health resources from WorkSafeBC

Hey everyone, you might have read that the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan, and it talks about a safe re-start with WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC has a page dedicated to return to safe operations. On their page, they have a great list of resources geared to support mental health in the workplace:

Feel free to share with others!

BC’s Restart Plan

Hey everyone, the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan to their website. As well as having great resources, it talks about:

  • Protective measures we’ve taken in B.C. have made a difference
  • The next stage of our challenge
  • How we’ll keep transmission low
  • How we’ll start getting people back to work (including details on “Phases 1 to 4”)
  • Some next steps to make life a little easier
  • How we’ll keep taking care of each other
  • The little things make a big difference

You can also download the plan as a PDF. Check it out!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams

Hey everyone, the Government of Canada is warning against Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams:

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, protect yourself and beware of associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Turn to trusted resources and advice for health, financial and security resources.
Full details can be found
here

Be aware of what information you provide, who you are providing it to, and why you need to provide it. If you aren’t sure of “the facts”, you can ask lots of questions and you can talk it over with someone you trust before you decide what to do!

Stay safe, and stay healthy.

Free webinar TODAY: Community Living in Isolation

Hey everyone, there is a free webinar later today called “Community Living in Isolation: Responding to COVID-19.” You can check out details and register here.

This webinar is presented in partnership with CLBC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA). Panelists will be considering what Community Living looks like in a pandemic, when access to community is limited, and also discussing how the Community Living and housing sectors are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free online training with posAbilities: LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality

Hey everyone, posAbilities is offering free Zoom-hosted online sessions called LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality from June 2 to July 2.

Along with two mandatory sessions for all participants, sessions available include:

  • Different Types of Touch and Trusted People
  • Self-Care
  • Gender and Identity
  • Relationships and Decision Making
  • Online Safety and Pornography
  • Dating and Break-Ups
  • Thinking about Sex (Determining “Readiness”, Types of Sexual Activity)
  • Safer Sex (STIs and Contraception)

Check out their poster (PDF link below) for more information and details on how to register!