Join CLBC’s Sept. 12 COVID-19 MS Teams update for service providers and home sharing providers

From CLBC:

Dear CLBC service providers and home sharing providers –

We hope you have had a good summer. Please join our MS Teams update on Monday, September 12, 2022 to receive COVID-19 health and safety information from Dr. Daniele Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer, as we prepare for the fall season.

In this meeting you will also hear an update from Ross Chilton, CEO of Community Living BC (CLBC). The MS Teams meeting will be moderated by Brenda Gillette, CEO of the BC CEO Network.

CLBC will use the online virtual meeting platform MS Teams for this update. People will still have the option to use a telephone to dial in.

Please use the following MS Teams link or call-in telephone numbers to join the call:

Microsoft Teams meeting

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If you have questions or would like to receive an information sheet with instructions on how to use MS Teams, please contact

Speakers on this call will include:

  • Ross Chilton, CEO, Community Living BC
  • Dr. Daniele Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer

When: Monday, September 12
Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Please send your questions for Dr. Behn Smith and CLBC by noon on Thursday, September 8 to with the subject line: SEPTEMBER COVID CALL.

If you are a home sharing coordinating agency, please pass this opportunity on to your home sharing providers.

We look forward to having you join us. For the latest information from CLBC, please visit our COVID-19 web page for service providers here.

Kelowna: Down Syndrome Workshops

From Jillian Baldwin, M.Sc., RSLP, S-LP(C) 

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist


I am an SLP with the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation. You are on my mailing list as you previously attended or helped to advertise my previous local events. I am resuming in-person workshops this year and my first one is Thursday, September 15! Please see the attached flyer for details and share it with any caregivers, educators, therapists, etc. who might be interested. The content applies to all ages!

Details on these local workshops on the third Thursday of each month will be regularly updated here:

Thank you very much!

Behavioural Support Training – Kootenays

From Cari at CLBC (Thanks!)

“Hi,  Please find attached the CLBC free online Behavioural training that is being offered for Fall 2022.

CLBC encourages service providers to make the time for their staff & encourage home share providers to attend these workshops. 

Training is the first step to building capacity within the community, and last year we found that the service providers with the lowest attendance were also the ones who struggled the most with supporting individuals with challenging situations.  This is also a cost effective way to train staff as well as it is online. 

There is a full year of workshops planned, and this is just the beginning! Service providers can go to the website to register their staff members at

If you have any questions please connect with Kymberley through Pivot Point.

Thank you so much.”

Justice & Diversity

Community Connections Support Services envisions a vibrant and inclusive society that embraces equality and diversity by promoting racial and LGBTQ2S+ justice and eliminating discrimination for all.

We acknowledge the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Okanagan, Ktunaxa, and Sinixt Nations.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Links

We’ve moved these links to a page we created that has health and safety resources. From now on, you’ll find it here. Stay safe!