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|Learn about CLBC’s Cultural Safety Principles in new video|
|Dear Service Providers,|
In the fall of 2022, Community Living BC created its first Cultural Safety Policy. The policy describes cultural safety principles and practices that will guide how CLBC staff and service providers engage, support, monitor, and plan with First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals, as well as their families, support networks and communities. This policy is an important step towards ensuring CLBC’s and the community living sector’s actions align with the rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is a key goal of our current Strategic Plan.
CLBC has created a new video to raise awareness and understanding of the six principles that guide the Cultural Safety Policy:Culturally Responsive ProgrammingIndigenous Anti-RacismIndigenous Trauma Informed and Responsive ApproachPromoting, Maintaining and Sustaining ConnectionsPerson-Centred ApproachPromoting a Coordinated Service Approach
Click here to watch CLBC’s Cultural Safety Principles video
The video, along with the Cultural Safety Service Provider Practice Guide, is a tool to support service providers and CLBC staff to learn how to offer our services in ways that are as culturally safe as possible.
If you have any questions, please email CLBCIndigenousPracticeAdvisor@gov.bc.ca.
VP, Quality Services and Indigenous Relations
Community Living BC
Hey everyone, it’s been announced that low-income renters can get a one-off $500 federal payment from the federal government to help with housing costs. Find more information on eligibility and how to apply here:
It’s November and we’re celebrating caregivers! It can be hard to connect with other caregivers…but it’s important to know you aren’t alone.
Not sure how to connect? Start here!
…to celebrate our caregivers this month! Thank you for ALL you do!
Hey everyone, just wanted to reach out with info from Prepared BC about how you can find your local cooling centre – check it out. Keep cool and stay safe!
Hey everyone, looks like the power’s back on in the Okanagan! Another good reminder to keep those emergency preparedness kits stocked with flashlights, batteries, and candles.
Hey everyone, some weather and air quality alerts in our area – stay safe!
Hey everyone, with the current heat warnings in effect please take extra precautions to keep cool at this time.
Stay updated on heat warnings and current wildfire info (https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/) and find out what measures are in place locally for cooling centres and heat response/resources, should you need them. Example from Kelowna here: https://www.kelowna.ca/our-community/news-events/news/cool-down-locations-available-public-temperatures-climb
Stay safe everyone!