Hey everyone, home share providers and service providers can join in CLBC’s telephone conference update next Tuesday, January 26, to get COVID-19 health and safety information from:
Dr. Daniele Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer
Ross Chilton, CEO, Community Living BC
Brenda Gillette, CEO, BC CEO Network
Service providers and home sharing providers can pre-submit COVID-19 questions until the end of the day Jan. 21 to: CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca (use the words “COVID CALL” in the subject line). Questions about vaccination are being sent to the office of the Provincial Health Officer, and Dr. Behn Smith will provide an update.
The conference will go from 1:35-2:30 pm (Vancouver time). Call in to: 1-877-353-9184 (participant code: 87916#). Special instructions: Due to the number of expected participants, please begin to dial in as early as 1:25 p.m.
From Karen Milner, on behalf of the Home Share Team at Community Connections:
We would like to say a huge thank you and sad farewell to the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society (COPCS). It must have been a difficult decision to dissolve the society in July 2020 but understandable given the size of the organization and the scope of the work on a handful of dedicated volunteers.
Since 2008 this
group has worked tirelessly to support caregivers in positive,
practical and meaningful ways.
Some of their many
accomplishments have been:
discounts at local retailers for their membership.
home share providers on a provincial working group that was mandated
by Minister for Social Development and Poverty Reduction to address
common issues for caregivers province wide.
home share provider appreciation award dinner.
the Parliamentary decision for provincial increases for home share
countless well attended seminars and workshops with local and
share providers of any current news pertaining to caregiving and
upcoming courses and workshops.
Acting as a
resource for the myriad of questions and concerns faced by
celebrations every year for their membership…BBQ’s and holiday
gatherings, fundraisers and prizes!
share providers informed during this difficult pandemic year of
Good luck and thank
you to Margaret Milsom and Jack Sawatzky who were instrumental in
organizing COPCS, breathing life into it and volunteering hundreds of
hours! Thanks also to the incredible volunteer boards over the years
and to Colleen Anderson, the COPCS representative in the south
ethics, spirit and work will be sorely missed!