BC Restart Plan – STEP 3

Hey everyone, it’s been announced that BC is on track to move to STEP 3 of BC’s Restart Plan. Here is a link to the news release and some more information about what we can all expect at this time (starting July 1). You can find more information about BC’s Restart Plan in full here.

Outdoor Celebrations…

The Government of Canada recognizes that you may be planning to take part in a holiday celebration with people outside your immediate household. If so, check with the local public health authority to find out about gathering size (and other) limits. You can prepare for celebrations by:

  • Checking with your local public health authority about gathering size limits.
  • Ensuring that you have enough space so guests can remain at the greatest distance possible from one another.
  • Taking a COVID-19 self-assessment before attending the celebration.
  • Having pre-portioned food rather than dips and shared snack bowls.
  • Staying outside.

It is important to assess the current COVID-19 activity in your community before planning for celebrations. Only engage in celebrations if it is safe to do so. You can find more information here.

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.

JUNE 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day!

June 21, 2021 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Hey everyone, today is National Indigenous Peoples Day – and it’s the 25th anniversary of celebrating Indigenous Peoples on June 21st each year. *Last week we posted some ideas to help find opportunities to participate in National Indigenous History Month, check it out for ideas to celebrate today– and look in the comments section of that post for local events!

*Since last week, we found a few more ideas to add to the list:

Let us know what else is going on in your community in the comments!

JUNE 2021: National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month

Hey everyone, as we are coming up on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) we are also commemorating the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous History Month – here are some ideas to help find an opportunity to participate:

Share what’s going on in your community below in the comments!

Celebrate National Indigenous History Month…

…with a WEBINAR TOMORROW (June 18) from 9 am – 12 pm! The webinar is called “How Indigenous Businesses Reflect Worldviews, Values, and Ways of Life” and it is presented by Small Business BC. Click here if you want to REGISTER.

Here’s what it’s about:


In advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2021, let’s celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations in BC, with a special focus on entrepreneurs and small businesses!

This webinar will cover how Indigenous businesses reflect Indigenous worldviews, cultural values, and ways of life. We will play, explore, and share some of our favourite examples.

Join Erika Doehring, Gwich’in granddaughter and together we will foster community, celebrate Indigenous peoples and our successes, and highlight how Indigenous businesses thrive in diversity.

Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission website

ONLINE: Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Hey everyone, one of our awesome employees passed along a great resource with online training about concussions provided through the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) here. It’s called the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT), and it includes educational modules and resources developed for different perspectives (i.e. taking training as a medical professional, as a coach, as a parent or caregiver…etc.). Check it out!

Universal Precautions…

Hey everyone, one of our home share providers passed along a neat Universal Precautions training video put together by an agency based in Massachusetts, you can check out this additional resource below! Thanks to Sherry T and Lindsay for passing this along.