Directors’ Blog

Towards Adequate Income Assistance – New Report Recommends Increases

The report demonstrates that BC has a long way to go towards providing an adequate and dignified standard of living to persons with disabilities. Despite a modest increase in the income support rate in 2016, persons with disabilities have seen a stealthy decline in assistance rates since 2007, and rates remain inadequate. Continue reading

Provincial Election – May 9, 2017 – I am Voting

Get Ready! There is a Provincial Election coming up on May 9th, 2017. Continue reading

Bus Pass Update June 2016

Last week, the Provincial Government announced a slight change to the Provincial Bus Program. Their press release announced that they have eliminated the $45 per year annual administration fee which simplifies the process for keeping your bus pass. Continue reading

Family Focus Conference – October 21-23, 2016

The theme, The Value of One; The Power Of Many, speaks to family advocacy and leadership. Angela Clancy and I, Co-chairs of the Family Focus Conference, would like to invite families, individuals, and professionals to join us for this amazing event and be part of something awesome. Continue reading

Information on Voting in the 2015 Federal Election

Make sure your voice is heard! People First Canada’s president, Kory Earle, encourages everyone to get out and vote saying: I want to especially encourage people with intellectual disabilities to vote. It is our right and we should use it. Many … Continue reading

Are You Registered to Vote?

There is a Federal Election scheduled for this year, in October 2015, and it is important to make sure you and the people you support are registered to vote. Continue reading

Collingwood is an inclusive community – Meet Diana – Connector!

Diana is the star of a recent Renfrew Collingwood News article: From approaching businesses to providing information pamphlets, Di truly values the importance of getting to know and build a connection with other community members. Continue reading

Conversations That Matter – Now with Closed Captioning

At our last managers’ training day, we talked about Conversations That Matter and ways to increase our use of the videos.  One suggestion was to send out reviews of videos you have watched to give people encouragement to watch additional … Continue reading

1% Pay Raise Effective April 2015

A 1% increase to pay rates takes effect in April 2015. The Provincial Government has committed to funding increases to community social service workers to 2019. Continue reading

The Sniper by Dallas Stager aka The Underdog

Dallas is a Special Olympics athlete, a First Nations self advocate, a great friend to many and we are proud to have him as a board member of Spectrum Society for Community Living. Continue reading