Spring has Sprung!

Hi Everyone!


It’s that time of year again….longer days, springtime flowers,  plenty of sunshine and more time outdoors.

Just a reminder to stay “Sun Safe” while you’re out there in the fresh air!

Take a moment to check out this link.  Some information on why sun safety is so important.

Have Fun!


Information on RDSP’s


CLBC recently put on a workshop regarding RDSP’s.  A number of CCSS employees were in attendance and have shared some of the documentation with us. Click here to view the newsletter.   Click here to view a PDF version of  a power point presentation. Thanks Leola, Shannon, Susan and Ken for passing this information along.


Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure is a book by Al Etmanski which outlines “Six steps to creating a good life for people with disabilities”. Please ask your Home Share Coordinator for a copy if you do not have one.

Extended medical benefits packages

We have copies of two benefit packages that can be purchased by Home Share providers. One was developed for a caregivers group in Kelowna while the other was for caregivers in Vancouver. Please contact Ken or speak to your Home Share Coordinator if you would be interested in this option. Thanks.

‘A Shift in Thinking’

….a workshop being offered in Kelowna and facilitated by COPCS and the Penticton and Area Caregivers Society on – Creating Paid Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Severe Disabilities. Please click here to view the flier for more information and to register.

Form for Doctor’s visits

Hi Everyone!

It’s my understanding that some of you have requested a form to document Doctor (or other Health Care Professional) visits regarding the people you support.  We’re happy to provide you with a form that we currently use at our agency (please find under Forms – Health Care Consultation or Update). Using this form is not a requirement, but may be of some use to help you document medical visits.


We’ve added a new section with links to information about Diabetes.  Please check out the ‘Health and Safety’ section under ‘Resources’  to access these links.

Workshop on RDSP’s

CLBC in collaboration with Independent Living Vernon will be offering a workshop on Saving for the Future and Registered Disability Savings Plans in Castlegar on April 6, 2011.  For more information and information on how to register, please click here.

More Great News!……

We are excited and pleased to announce that Community Connections Support Services has been awarded the contract to coordinate Home Sharing Services in the Central Okanagan!  Karen Milner, Ken Munro, and Leanne Kantymir have worked successfully in the Central Okanagan for many years supporting Home Share Providers, Respite Providers, conducting home studies and being integral in assisting with the development of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society (COPCS).  Having the agency coordinated Home Sharing contract for the region allows our team to continue to provide outstanding support to Home Share Providers in the Central Okanagan.