Celebrate Caregivers! A Day in the Life…

Hey everyone, it’s the first week of CAREGIVERS month here on our blog. Though we post here a lot about caregiving and for caregivers, we thought it would be a great time to take a step back and to remind ourselves of what caregiving looks like.

Here’s A Day in the Life of a Caregiver…caregivers, this might not be exactly how your own day looks, but its our way of saying: we see you, we value you, and we appreciate all you do!

THANK YOU to all our caregivers for showing up for those they care for, day-in and day-out.

SPOTLIGHT: FSI Resources for Caregivers!

Hey everyone, we’re focusing our posts on CAREGIVERS this month. We know that one of the challenges faced by many caregivers is…connecting with other caregivers, and connecting those they care for with others.

So…here is a great resource!

The Family Support Institute of BC offers their Calendar for Connection, as well as several other, each month. We’ve posted their events before, but we wanted to make sure you’d heard about ALL their calendars!

  • Check out the Calendar for Connection here.
  • Check out the calendar of Family Support Institute events here.
  • Check out the FSI list of external (partner) events here.

Lots happening online, too! Check it out.

SAOR Fall Conference!

Hey everyone, it’s nearly time for the Self Advocates of the Rockies fall conference! Check out the info below if you’re interested.

The Self Advocates of the Rockies is excited to share with you Fall conference, ‘Fall into Fall, Let’s get inspired’.

Please ensure that if you or any CLBC registered individuals which to join online regisitration is still available. It’s sure to be inspirational and fun!

For questions, please email the Self Advocates of the Rockies at cranbrooksaor@gmail.com

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXWAlLa1AuL_fBxdrvMZTamnOdWEJJ4IvIlwq0ZALgstFX9w/viewform

Time August 27th at 10am MST/11am PST

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85856817796?pwd=OXF0dnc3YVlMdktXWUVrL3hMeFB1UT09
Meeting ID: 858 5681 7796
Passcode: 571240
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Dial by your location (find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ksp4xrJ6t)
Meeting ID: 858 5681 7796
Passcode: 571240

JUNE 28: CLBC COVID-19 Update

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.

CLBC Update for Families…

Hey everyone, join CLBC tomorrow (June 4) at 10:35 am for an update on the latest health and vaccine information and guidance on COVID-19.
Call in: 1-877-353-9184
Participant code: 28110#
* Due to the large number of participants, please call in at 10:25 a.m.

CLBC Home Share Provider Update…

Hey everyone, join in CLBC’s teleconference on June 8th for a service provider and home share provider COVID-19 update from Dr. Daniele Behn Smith (Deputy Provincial Health Officer), Ross Chilton (CEO of CLBC), and Brenda Gillette (CEO of the BC CEO Network).

When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Time: 1:05 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Call in: 1-877-353-9184
Participant code: 44289#

Special instructions: Due to the number of expected participants, please begin to dial in as early as 12:55 p.m.

You can submit COVID 19 questions to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca by noon on Friday, June 4 using the words “JUNE 8 COVID CALL” in the subject line.

FSI Calendar for Connection!

Looking for something socially-distanced and safe to do? Check out the Family Support Institute’s Calendar for Connection here!

Here’s how they say it works:

Looking for ways to meet new people and stay socially connected? This calendar was created to help people with diverse abilities know about different fun and inclusive opportunities to connect with others during COVID-19.

Double click on any event to view more details or click the button below to check out events and activities happening all over BC. We are always looking for new events to share on our calendar! If you would like to add an event to our calendar, please contact: fsi@fsibc.com.

Family Support Institute CALENDAR FOR CONNECTION