Hey everyone, the City of Kelowna is looking for YOUR thoughts on their replacement for Parkinson Recreation Centre with the new Kelowna Community Campus — check it out!
Hey everyone, as we already posted, we had a federal election yesterday (Monday, September 20th).
Elections Canada wants voting to be as accessible as possible. Leading up to the election, Elections Canada offered resources, information, and help to vote leading up to general election day (September 20th).
Now you can tell them how accessible voting was for YOU!
Click here to be taken to their online feedback form and use the “Member of the Public” button to tell them about your voting experience. There’s more information about accessible polling stations and feedback here.
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.
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.
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, 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, for those of you who might have missed it…here’s a link to an article about the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program that ran in the Nelson Star on May 7, 2021, featuring some very kind words about us from one of our valued employees. Thanks Mahitha!