Have Your Say In…the CCSS Check In!

Hey everyone, we usually send out an annual feedback survey that we had to postpone last year due to the impact of COVID-19.

We know there will be a time to look back on our COVID-19 experience and ask, “How did we do…” and, “What could we do better…” (and we will!). For now, if you can weigh in on one short question that will help us understand your experience so far, it would be really helpful to us.

While we recognize that we have not had a “typical” year of supports and services, we think it’s still important to check in with you.

You can click here to be taken to the question page. Thanks!

End of an Era…

Hey everyone, as you’ve probably heard, as of tomorrow (May 15th) we will no longer be providing our community support services in Kelowna.  This is a bittersweet moment for us, as this decision was not made lightly, and we have many fond memories of the community support program over the years.

So, today, we are celebrating! We are celebrating all of the wonderful people we have supported. We are celebrating all of the wonderful employees that we have worked with as we have provided supports. We are celebrating all of the achievements and memories that have come along with our time providing these services.

As we mark 30 years providing support in our communities, we are grateful that we have had all the opportunities and experiences in community support with you along the way. We remember with joy all the Naramata retreats, the Canucks trips and the sports games, the road trips and the beach days. We remember with pride supporting and celebrating community living month with our friends and colleagues at Pathways. We remember with gratitude all those who participated, supported, and celebrated WE Days with us in Kelowna.

This is absolutely a big change.  It marks the end of an era in our agency’s history.  But, with every ending, comes a new beginning. We know that all the people we have supported will continue to make great memories and to explore new opportunities with whatever comes next.

Even though the time has come to wish everyone we supported in community support all the best, we will still be around in the community providing our other supports. We will also still be around on here, our own corner of the internet. We welcome you to drop us a line here any time, and you’re always welcome to leave comments for discussion.

Thank you all for being part of our community support here at Community Connections!

Sincerely,

Jackie & Brian

STAY HEALTHY, BE SAFE: Wear a mask!

April is our Health & Safety month each year! As part of our ongoing health and safety series we are looking at ways to STAY HEALTHY, and BE SAFE.

Today, we are looking at a very important way to keep us all healthy and safe: wearing a mask!

If you are able to wear a mask, it is important that you wear it properly so that it is effective. Here is a reminder with an adorable helper to show what proper mask wearing looks like — fully covering nose and mouth:

Image from Etsy