FSI Weekly News…

…including the Family Support Institute’s brand-new Continuing Conversations Group on Facebook! Check out the news here!

This Facebook group was created so families and individuals could have a forum to connect with others from around the province who get and understand that journey. You are not alone – connect with Resource Parents/Family Members all over the province who volunteer their time with FSI to be able to ensure you are not alone whether you are 0 or 100 years old.


Your social distancing reminder…

…is an online Family Support Institute (FSI) event that takes place every Saturday at 3 pm on Zoom! Check out CREATIVE PEOPLE – On Line! and connect with others safely online!

Liz Charyna, PLAN Mentor, has been hosting as weekly session, Creative People On-Line, since the beginning of the pandemic. It is open to anyone and offers a time for people to work on anything creative while having some company on-line. They are also open to having people do a demo or share what they are doing for a part of the time.

PLEASE NOTE: For this event, you’ll need a phone, tablet or laptop and the zoom app. The event can be accessed using phone only if zoom is a barrier.

Your social distancing reminder…

…is an online Family Support Institute (FSI) event that takes place every Monday at 6:30 pm on Zoom! Check out RECIPE FOR RESPITE and connect with others safely online!

What’s your Recipe for Respite? COVID is still here. And families need a break to stay safe and strong. We’re interested in learning about and sharing what families are already doing to get a break, as well as understanding the unique ingredients still needed to make respite a reality. Please join our discussion circle about how we can work together for families and their loved ones to have a safe and helpful break from the significant and daily stresses going on right now.

Free Planning Tool – myBooklet BC

The Family Support Institute (FSI) is holding an information session on February 16th at 6:30 pm about how to use a free online planning tool called myBooklet BC. This tool – myBooklet BC – can be used to store and share a personalized information booklet full of strengths, goals, gifts, and more…consider participating if you want to:

  • learn the basic functions of myBooklet BC
  • learn tips to make using myBooklet BC easier (like formatting information)
  • learn many different ways myBooklet can be used for the individual’s benefit

CLBC Update for Home Share Providers

Hey everyone, home share providers and service providers can join in CLBC’s telephone conference update next Tuesday, January 26, to get COVID-19 health and safety information from:

  • Dr. Daniele Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer
  • Ross Chilton, CEO, Community Living BC
  • Brenda Gillette, CEO, BC CEO Network

Service providers and home sharing providers can pre-submit COVID-19 questions until the end of the day Jan. 21 to: CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca (use the words “COVID CALL” in the subject line). Questions about vaccination are being sent to the office of the Provincial Health Officer, and Dr. Behn Smith will provide an update.

The conference will go from 1:35-2:30 pm (Vancouver time). Call in to: 1-877-353-9184 (participant code: 87916#). Special instructions: Due to the number of expected participants, please begin to dial in as early as 1:25 p.m.

CLBC Conference Call

Hey everyone, you can join CLBC’s self-advocate and family conference call about COVID-19 TODAY:

When: Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 1:35 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
How to call in: 1-877-353-9184
Participant code: 87916#
* Due to the large number of participants, please call in at 1:20 p.m.

Participants will hear from Dr. Daniele Behn Smith (Deputy Provincial Health Officer) about the latest health information and guidance on COVID-19, as well as Nicholas Simons (Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction), Michael Prince (CLBC Board Chair), and Ross Chilton (CEO of CLBC).

For the latest information from CLBC, please visit their web pages with COVID-19 information here.

CLBC HSP Conference Call

Hey everyone, the next teleconference call for service providers and Home Share Providers with Dr. Behn Smith will be Dec 8th:
Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 1 – 2:15 p.m.
Call in: Vancouver 604-681-0260, Elsewhere 1-877-353-9184
Participant code: 37568#