Justice & Diversity

Community Connections Support Services envisions a vibrant and inclusive society that embraces equality and diversity by promoting racial and LGBTQ2S+ justice and eliminating discrimination for all.

We acknowledge the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Okanagan and Ktunaxa Nations.

JUNE 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day!

June 21, 2021 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Hey everyone, today is National Indigenous Peoples Day – and it’s the 25th anniversary of celebrating Indigenous Peoples on June 21st each year. *Last week we posted some ideas to help find opportunities to participate in National Indigenous History Month, check it out for ideas to celebrate today– and look in the comments section of that post for local events!

*Since last week, we found a few more ideas to add to the list:

Let us know what else is going on in your community in the comments!

JUNE 2021: National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month

Hey everyone, as we are coming up on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) we are also commemorating the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous History Month – here are some ideas to help find an opportunity to participate:

Share what’s going on in your community below in the comments!

Celebrate National Indigenous History Month…

…with a WEBINAR TOMORROW (June 18) from 9 am – 12 pm! The webinar is called “How Indigenous Businesses Reflect Worldviews, Values, and Ways of Life” and it is presented by Small Business BC. Click here if you want to REGISTER.

Here’s what it’s about:


In advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2021, let’s celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations in BC, with a special focus on entrepreneurs and small businesses!

This webinar will cover how Indigenous businesses reflect Indigenous worldviews, cultural values, and ways of life. We will play, explore, and share some of our favourite examples.

Join Erika Doehring, Gwich’in granddaughter and together we will foster community, celebrate Indigenous peoples and our successes, and highlight how Indigenous businesses thrive in diversity.

Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission website

Mental Health Tips…

The Government of Canada has emphasized how important it is to take care of your mental health — especially during a crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some tips to help you take care of your mental health:

  • Take a break from social media and the News.
  • Prioritize healthy meals, exercise, and full night’s sleep.
  • Try meditation or mindfulness.
  • Stay connected to friends and family while respecting the latest public health guidelines.

There are more tips and ways to get help here.

ONLINE: Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Hey everyone, one of our awesome employees passed along a great resource with online training about concussions provided through the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) here. It’s called the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT), and it includes educational modules and resources developed for different perspectives (i.e. taking training as a medical professional, as a coach, as a parent or caregiver…etc.). Check it out!