Quality of life survey expands across B.C

Quality of life survey expands across B.C. CLBC is continuing to expand its survey of individuals’ quality of life in regions throughout B.C. this year. The survey, called include Me!, asks individuals CLBC serves how they would rate various aspects of their lives. The aim is to have a better understanding of individuals’ needs to provide improved supports and services. Click here to read more about include Me! and learn how a service provider has used the survey data to create new ways to discuss quality of life with those they...

Guide allows pedestrians to report unsafe sidewalks

Walk On Victoria is an organization dedicated to improving the walkability of local neighbourhoods and promoting walking as a sustainable form of transportation.  Walk On Victoria has created a new online guide called the Citizen’s Guide for Reporting Sidewalk Issues and Concerns. The guide provides a step-by-step process that allows residents to report matters of pedestrian safety, and who to contact from each municipality in the region. Residents are able to report broken sidewalks, overgrown bushes or trees and other hazards, such as telephone poles on sidewalks, that make it difficult for pedestrians to get around. The Citizen’s Guide for Reporting Sidewalk Issues and Concerns can be found at...

Nanaimo Transitioning Youth Resource Fair

CLBC, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, School District 68, and the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation have worked in partnership to present the 3rd annual Transitioning Youth Resource Fair.  This fair will provide information about what services are available in Nanaimo for transitioning youth and young adults with disabilities and their families. Click here or on the poster for more...

West Coast REACH! Performing Company

West Coast REACH! Association is a registered non-profit organization newly-founded by Anne-Marie and Peter Brimacombe.  Through the performing and visual arts they nurture, inspire, empower, inform and unite people of all ages, cultures, faiths and abilities.  Click here to view their website with registration information. Currently REACH! offers three programs for children, youth, and adults.  All three groups will perform together in the Spring in an original, musical show celebrating the beauty of diversity in Canada on its 150th birthday.  Participants of all cultures and ranges of ages and ability are encouraged to join.  No previous performing experience is required but commitment to regular rehearsals is...

CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” Winter 2016-17 Edition

Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well as family members. The theme for this edition is “Good Health and Well-being” and self advocates share stories about ways they are leading healthy lives in community, from dancing at a club downtown, to volunteering at the Boys and Girls club, to joining a Meet Up group to play Frisbee and more. Click the story links below to read more, and you can click here to visit the Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES web page. We always appreciate your feedback. Tell us what you think of this edition by sending an email to: CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca....