Public Announcements

Team News

August 3rd we will celebrate BC Day! – Recruitment and Retention Means Wage Increases! – SunLife Dental and Extended Health Benefits – Sick Pay for all employees – Equal Work Equal Pay BC – Outdoor Pools and Libraries are Re-opening – Federal Government Support for People with Disabilities – If your Emergency First Aid Community Care Training has expired we have good news! – Continue reading

Equal Work Equal Pay BC – We Need Your Support

Take two minutes to click the EqualPayBC.ca link, Send a Letter, Enter your address to find your MLA, and click SEND! Continue reading

Team News

August 3rd we will celebrate BC Day! – COVID-19 Updates from the BC Government – Support for Our Essential Workers – Equal Work Equal Pay BC – We need your Support! – Remembering the Basics of Preventing COVID-19 Infections – CLBC and Government Updates – If your Emergency First Aid Community Care Training has expired we have good news! – British Columbians invited to have their say on recovery – Live Well by Group Health Continue reading

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Free Online

“PHYSICALLY APART, TOGETHER AT HEART” VFMF AT HOME We will deeply miss not being able to gather with you – our community of artists, audience, vendors, volunteers, & sponsors – in person on the Festival weekend. To help fill that … Continue reading

Team News

August 3rd we will celebrate BC Day! – COVID-19 Updates – July 14 2020 – A Perfect Time for Planning – Joint Statement on BC’s COVID-19 response, latest updates – CLBC and Government Updates – If your Emergency First Aid Community Care Training has expired we have good news! – British Columbians invited to have their say on recovery Continue reading

The Origins Of Person-Centered Planning: A Community Of Practice Perspective

(Remember before the pandemic, when we had time to focus on best practices and good lives in community? Here’s a recent article from Aaron reminding us about what good person-centred planning is.) I thought it might be interesting to share … Continue reading

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Free Online

  With the Festival being cancelled this year, we are all grieving not being able to gather with you – our community of artists, audience, vendors, volunteers and sponsors – in person the weekend of the Festival. To help fill … Continue reading

Community Events

Music From The Comfort of Your Home We are excited to share two upcoming digital concerts  featuring artists that were scheduled to play the 2020 Festival. We will continue to share both videos and live recordings through to July, including … Continue reading

Remembering Mildred DeHaan

Mildred DeHaan, one of the early family leaders for deinstitutionalization in BC and a great friend of Spectrum, passed away on June 9, 2020, just a few days away from her 101st birthday. Continue reading

Team News

CLBC Announces Emergency Funding for Pandemic Responses – BC Updates the Testing Criteria for COVID-19 – Staying Home, Staying Active! – We have started a webpage of resources linked on our COVID-19 Updates page: -Staying Home, Staying Active! – Provincial Resources for Mental Health – Free Live Webinars – Planning for the Future – The Legal Side – Truth and Reconciliation Personal Action Plan – Self-Care Tips – Spend Five Minutes with Nature – Link to CLBC Weekly Update for Individuals and Families: – Tranlink Transit Suspensions – Living Well (by Group Health) – How to Build Community during a Pandemic Continue reading