Hey everyone, PivotPoint is offering online training courses over the next three months as part of as part of CLBC’s Kootenay Behavior Consultation Program:
- Oct. 13 (9 am – 12 pm PDT): FUNCTIONAL COMMUNICATION
- Nov. 10 (9 am – 12 pm PDT): BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT PLAN MANAGEMENT
- Dec. 1 (9 am – 12 pm PDT): STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE THE INDEPENDENCE OF LIFE SKILLS
You can find out more and register on PivotPoint’s website here.
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, as we observe Remembrance Day, let’s keep each other safe by staying apart. Consider watching ceremonies online, booking a time to visit the Okanagan Military Museum, or checking out more local information here:
You can visit the Legion website here to see other ways to support and observe Remembrance Day while keeping a safe social distance apart (at least 2m or 6 feet).
Hey everyone, don’t forget this coming Friday night is the Nelson Cares LIVE-STREAM SPOOKTACULAR!
Hey everyone, this week’s social distancing reminder is an invitation to the Nelson Cares LIVE-STREAM SPOOKTACULAR happening next Friday night!
In honour of Community Inclusion Month, we are going to try something different this Spook-tober…
We are going to have our most excellent DJ, Lucas, return for a live streaming Halloween music event on Friday October the 30th! The event will take place on zoom, and the log in is the same for any self-advocacy meeting (see poster below) Lucas will be sharing tunes while the rest of us can use the chat bar to converse and the video to show off our costumes and react together. Maybe folks will feel like dancing in their house or just listening is fine too.
Either way, please feel free to dress up, dance in your room, or have a little house party with your pod and enjoy the tunes together!
Hope to see you there, it begins at 6:00.Matthew Wilson-Birks, Advisor, The Nelson Self-Advocacy Group (Click here to find us on Facebook), Nelson CARES Society
Hey everyone, if you haven’t already – check out the LINK! training all about safety, sexuality and relationships, starting next week online through posAbilities! This training is open to participants in the Okanagan and in the Kootenays.
Sign up or get in touch with your questions: https://www.laurelbc.ca/c-2020/