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BC Ideas Provides $15,000 Investment to Spectrum!

BC Ideas is investing more than $270,000 in promising solutions that aim to address social challenges facing B.C. communities. The investments came from a number of community foundations and were presented to proposals selected from 466 ideas submitted from across the Province.

Maggie Vilvang of Community Living Innovation Venture makes presentation to Cheryl Fryfield while Barb Goode, Shelley Nessman and Aaron Johannes look on.

We are pleased to announce that Spectrum was chosen as recipient of $15,000 from the Community Living Innovation Venture for our proposal on community mapping.  People with intellectual disabilities will map their places and ways of belonging and being valued in ways that can be easily shared. They will gather in three places over the course of a year, with co-facilitators (one of whom will be a self advocate) and a graphic facilitator, to talk about the places where they feel welcomed and have opportunities to contribute. We will engage in “community mapping” around strengths, contribution and appreciation for diversity. You can read the full proposal here.

Aaron has a blog post on the 101 Friends site that has more discussion of the project and a slide show of drawings and photos from planning meetings.

There is a Press Release (PDF) with an overview of the contest and a listing of all the winners.