Hey everyone, as we already posted, there is a federal election coming up on Monday, September 20th.
If you want to vote by mail, you can check out the Elections Canada website Voting by Mail page for instructions and help to vote by mail – the sooner you can apply to vote by mail, the better! The cutoff is September 14th (next Tuesday).
Hey everyone, we thought we would share this great PDF resource from the BC Centre for Disease Control listing possible symptoms of COVID-19 (thanks, Jackie!). If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed, you can get tested for COVID-19.
Hey everyone, as was reported in CLBC’s August 27th update, Down syndrome BC is forming a Self Advocate Advisory Committee! They are looking for self advocates with Down syndrome willing to volunteer their time to share their experiences and ideas.
Activities: The new Advisory Committee will meet a few times a year, discuss ideas and issues related to living with Down syndrome, and give feedback to Down syndrome BC about activities, vision and goals.
Requirements: Volunteers for this committee must be over the age of 16, live in BC, have Down syndrome and be interested in self advocacy work.
If you or someone you know is interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SAA Committee” in the subject line.
BC People First (BCPF) wants to help people with diverse abilities to feel ready to vote and to know their voting rights, and they are hosting a workshop on Sep. 13th. Join presenters and BCPF Members Jo-Anne Gauthier and David Sherritt on Zoom from 1:00pm to 2:15pm PDT. You can find full details and register here.
Hey everyone, CLBC’s August 27th update had some great information and resources to help cope with stress caused by natural disasters. Wildfires and floods can be a major source of stress and anxiety. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, know that you are not alone. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has a website dedicated to information and resources to help.
There are also free, confidential support and crisis lines available 24/7: