Directors’ Blog

Person Centred Planning through an Indigenous Lens – First Year Report

The purpose of this project was to document, develop and refine a model for person-centred planning that is culturally sensitive and will engage people in planning that is meaningful to them. Continue reading

Person Centred Planning through an Indigenous Lens

Working closely with an Indigenous Elder and Knowledge Keeper, we will be exploring culturally sensitive approaches to planning with the intention of providing a more meaningful planning experience and ultimately more effective support to Indigenous individuals and families.  Continue reading

International Day of People with Disabilities – Dec 3 2021

Dec 3 2021 is the International Day of People with Disabilities and there are posts and activities around the world! Continue reading

Hot Week Ahead! Stay Cool!

Environment Canada has issued warnings for most of B.C. and says many areas could see record-high temperatures starting Friday and continuing into next week. Continue reading

Strategic Plan 2021 – Goal 5 – Expand and Maintain our Community Partnerships

Spectrum’s new strategic plan provides us with direction for the next three years and identifies our priorities for training and support.  Each week for the next five weeks we will review one of the goals of the strategic plan. For each … Continue reading

Strategic Plan 2021 – Goal 4 – Aligned with and Accessible to Diverse Communities

Spectrum’s Strategic Plan for 2021 to 2024 has 5 goals. Goal 4 says that Spectrum will be aligned with and accessible to the diverse communities we support. Continue reading

Spectrum’s Strategic Planning Update

In September 2020, Spectrum launched its latest round of strategic planning.  To help lead the planning process, we brought in an external consultant.  Continue reading

Equal Work Equal Pay BC – We Need Your Support

Take two minutes to click the link, Send a Letter, Enter your address to find your MLA, and click SEND! 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

Five Weeks In – Keeping People Safe and Healthy

We have been living and working in this state of emergency for five weeks now and I want to thank everyone for their patience, calmness and hard work.  There have been a lot of changes to  adapt to over the past five weeks and I wanted to review and remind you of the importance of these measures.  These are emergency measures though, and we hope to start moving back towards normal soon, following the Provincial Health Officer’s advice.  Continue reading