Welcome to our new home!

Hey everyone…! This is where we’re going to hang out on the web. Look here for events info, ideas for new things to see and do in Kelowna, the West and East Kootenays as well as pictures and stories about the things we’ve done. Please feel free to reply to posts and be a part of the new site. It’s yours!



Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by Community Connections’ home on the web.   We’re pleased to offer several domains to make sure you find what you’re looking for.

Are you looking for general information about who we are and what we do?  You can find that here, on our Home page.

Are you someone who is receiving services from Community Connections or do you know someone who is?  You can find information and resources that we think you’ll enjoy on the website we’ve set up for you.  It’s yours, so please drop by and let us know what you think.

Are you someone who is a Home Share Provider or are looking to become one? Information on our Home Share page will give you information on Community Connections’ Supported Home Share Provision and an opportunity to network with other Home Share Providers.

Are you a team member with Community Connections?  Information on our Team page will give you the information and resources you need to network and support one another.

Our commitment is to provide exceptional services while continuing to strive toward excellence.  Please take a look around our site pages and feel free to leave a comment.

Dave Hingsburger in the Kootenays!

Dave Hingsburger, International Speaker will be visiting Castlegar, B.C. on Monday June 27, 2011 to present a one day workshop on “Making Contact, Making Connections, Making Community”.
From the brochure:

These workshops aim to help support staff and providers adapt to more person, and community, centred ways of working, to help lives of people you support flourish, with real community connections and relationships.

Please click here for more information and a registration form.


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.