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


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

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Meeting ID: 858 5681 7796
Passcode: 571240
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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 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 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:

Family Support Institute CALENDAR FOR CONNECTION

SOBC “Women in Sport” event!

Special Olympics BC (SOBC) is hosting a virtual forum called “Women in Sport” on May 31, with four featured speakers:

  • Amanda Jones, UBC’s only full-time female strength and conditioning coach, will discuss Physical Activity.
  • Lois McNary, Special Olympics BC’s Vice President, Sport, and member of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame, will discuss Leadership.
  • Kimberly Rutledge, psychology and biology student at UBC Okanagan, advocate for mental wellness, science, and inclusion, and the sister of SOBC–Kelowna athlete Kassidy, will discuss Sexual Health.
  • Shelbi Snodgrass, counselling psychology master’s student and mental performance consultant, will discuss Mental Wellness.

Find more information, including the link to register, here.

Mental Health Week

Hey everyone, we are marking the end of 2021’s Mental Health Week with this post of resources we found through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA):

As well as other articles published for Mental Health Week, and more resources gathered together by CLBC.

Wellness Together Canada also offers resources tailored to coping with COVID-19. You can find more on their webpage here.

There is also a YouTube version of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities virtual course for families and caregivers called “Mental Health for Adults with Developmental Disabilities during COVID-19.” You can find that series of videos here.