Hey everyone, you can click here to read the June 30th COVID-19 update for individuals and families. This update includes more information about what we can expect as BC moves into Step 3 of the provincial Restart plan, an update on the Accessible British Columbia Act, and an opportunity to have your say in the Government of Canada Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
We thought we would take this opportunity to highlight some PRIDE activities, resources, and organizations for you here:
- As you may have noticed, we made some changes to the CCSS website with our Justice & Diversity statement
- The United Nations Free & Equal campaign has promoted equal rights and fair treatment of LGBTI since its launch in 2013
- CBC created a slideshow about using they/them pronouns, included in this article
- CBC also made a list of 16 books to read by Canadian LGBTQ authors, along with a list of 17 books for kids and teens
- These are links to local Pride organizations in Kelowna, the Kootenays (on Facebook), Cranbrook (on Facebook), and Fernie
- The Fernie Pride Society is conducting a diversity and inclusion survey for people identifying as part of the LGBTQ2+ community, for businesses, and for allies
- Here is a list of Pride celebrations taking place around BC
- CBC featured the “Trans Canada Project” started by Kelly Schwab and Cary Scott to highlight gender diverse voices (check out their videos below)
Let us know in the comments what’s going on in your community for Pride month!
Hey everyone, CLBC has invited staff, support workers, and home sharing providers join in their teleconference on Monday, June 28, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (PDT) with Nicholas Simons, Minister, Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, to provide a COVID-19 update and to recognize the diligent and brave work of frontline support workers.
Call in: 1-877-353-9184 (participant code: 40896#)
Special Instructions: Please start dialing in at 10:20 a.m.
You are invited to pre-submit COVID questions to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca by 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, using the words “JUNE 28 CALL” in the subject line.
For the latest information from CLBC, please visit their COVID-19 web page for service providers here. You can also check out their full bulletin here.
Hey everyone, to end the week we thought we would leave you with Disability Digest #20 (which features Sarah Biffen, Ali Stroker, Brian Wilson, Selma Blair, Helen Keller…and a whole lot of inspiration!) and invite you to check out more issues of Disability Digest here.
Here’s what Al Etmanksi has to say about this week’s Digest:
Hey everyone, as part of our “Have Your Say” series letting you know about opportunities to get involved (and self-advocate!) in your community — check out this opportunity to weigh in on the design of Ballou Park upgrades, and this opportunity to stay connected to ongoing City projects that impact YOU, including the Abbott Street active transportation corridor. Get involved!
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!
Hey everyone, as part of our “Have Your Say” series letting you know about opportunities to get involved (and self-advocate!) in your community — check out this opportunity to weigh in on Kelowna’s 2040 Official Community Plan!
Hey everyone, as part of our “Have Your Say” series letting you know about opportunities to get involved (and self-advocate!) in your community — check out these opportunities to get involved and self-advocate in Kelowna! Topics include: City Park Promenade accessibility, the 2040 Official Community Plan, and the Pandosy Waterfront Park design.