Hey everyone, WE day returns on July 15! For the people we support, their friends and families, support workers and their friends and families!
Hope to see you all there! Poster below:
Hey everyone, the Family Support Institute of BC is offering their WayFinders series starting on March 2nd! WayFinders is a free program that supports person-centered planning. You can check out more information on the registration page here.
Here’s the schedule – you can attend one or more of the sessions when you register:
One of our Home Share Providers passed along this link for some online free training for people who work in the healthcare field regarding supporting COVID-19.
Check it out here. And thanks to Sherry T for passing it along!
Please see this link for the update from CLBC about Personal Protective Equipment Program that is offered through the Province of British Columbia.
Seems like a great program and will provide PPE to residential and home share service providers at no cost.
The past week has seen dropping temperatures and chilly weather here in the Okanagan, and across BC…
It’s important to know how to stay safe in the cold! Check out these 7 steps to cold weather safety, ICBC’s winter driving webpage, and Shift Into Winter from the Winter Driving Safety Alliance for more information on how to stay safe.
Hey everyone, October is Community Inclusion Month! With the ongoing response to COVID-19, we are celebrating a little differently this year — check out Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran as he proclaims October Community Inclusion Month, an event that has in past years included the Pathways Inclusion Chain:
How are you celebrating Community Inclusion Month this year? Let us know in the comments!
Hey everyone, in case you missed this important message from Brian about the emergency funding recently announced by CLBC:
Please see this news release from CLBC regarding the emergency fund set up for home share and residential services. Good news in that we know the additional strains that this Coronavirus response has put on Home Share Providers.
If you have a need that meets the criteria in the news release, please contact your Home Share Coordinator with the agency who will pass on the request to CLBC.
Hey everyone, we have put together a summary of what you told us this past year: we wanted to let you know that WE HEARD YOU.
Here is what we did about what you told us:
Thanks helping us improve! Remember we have online compliments and complaints forms that you can use anytime. We look forward to hearing from you.
Check out the coolest pics of the gang in Trail off to cast their vote. Did you? What an interesting election it was.
See you out there…!
Our intrepid reporter, Amit Ghosh, got a chance to sit down with Linda Siino from CARF to talk about accreditation, CARF and how it impacts Community Connections Support Services. Linda, Colleen and Paul (in the West Kootenays) were here the week before last surveying the organization.
More info about CARF is here. Check out the video below and hit us up with any other questions you may have. Thanks to Amit, Linda and Kathy for making this happen.