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Community Events – February 23, 2018

2018’s Chinese New Year is on February 16th. One of the best places to celebrate is Vancouver’s Chinatown, with the highlight being the parade that weekend.


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Collingwood Lion Dance Celebration 

Saturday February 24

11:00 am to 2 pm

Boundary to Rupert on Kingsway and Joyce


Caramel Coffee House and Social Club

February 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 Venue:  Burnaby Neighbourhood House5024 Rumble Street,  Burnaby, + Google Map

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing and community.  Bring your own lunch from home and your dancing shoes too!  There will be live music with Anthony.  Everyone is welcome!

Cost: FREE!

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17th Annual Talking Stick Festival 

As a registered non-profit Society, Full Circles Talking Stick Festival, now in its 17th year, began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. From its humble beginnings, this unique and exciting event has grown into a full 2-week Festival held annually in February at locations across Vancouver. Now attracting over 18,000 attendees each year and still growing, we are noted as being the premier, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America.

For detailed information on this event:


Not CLBC Eligible?-Exploring Other Options

Join us to hear speakers from WorkBC and Teen Work. WorkBC offers services and resources for BC job finders of all abilities. TeenWork Canada is an innovative program that provides the opportunity for youth aged 15-19 with disabilities and/or require mental health supports to secure successful and meaningful part-time employment while they are attending high school.

Workshop Details:

  • Tuesday, March 13 7-8:30 pm
  • Barb Goode Training Space – 3223 Kingsway at Joyce
  • Transit – #19 bus along Kingsway or 10 minute walk from Joyce/Collingwood Skytrain
  • Pay parking on Kingsway or free on the side streets
  • Please share the attached flyer.  All are welcome!!!
  • Question or to RSVP Anne

Please share the attached flyer with your networks.

Invite families and colleagues – Share the attached flyer

Link to Poster:  Family Works March 13


February is National Inclusive Education Month

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As Canadians, we value our diverse communities and the strength we draw from being an inclusive society. Research has shown us that inclusive education supports better outcomes for all students.

Children who learn together in welcoming, inclusive schools grow up to help build strong and diverse communities where we all belong.

Each February, we raise awareness of inclusive education: what it means, why it matters and how we can do better. This year we’re  focusing on the importance of collaborative partnerships and the many people who help to make our schools more inclusive.

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Learn more about inclusive Education

2018 National Inclusive Education Awards

This year Inclusion BC is excited to partner with the Family Support Institute of BC and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) to honour leadership, innovation and excellence in educational practice.

Our 2018 awards highlight different educator roles, teamwork and innovation that are key to supporting success for diverse learners. Leadership, school-wide culture, effective supports and collaboration are essential to advancing successful inclusion, from pre-school, through K-12 and post-secondary.

Do you know a great inclusive educator? We invite anyone to nominate candidates for the following awards:

  • Education Leadership: School, district, preschool and post-secondary leaders and administrators
  • Inclusive Teaching: Classroom and resource teachers, peer mentors, instructors, early childhood educators
  • Inclusion Support: Learning assistants, in-school support workers

Join us in celebrating the wonderful educators across Canada who are helping to make our schools more welcoming, supportive and inclusive so that all students can grow and thrive, knowing they truly belong and are valued.

Nomination deadline: April 10, 2018.

The 2018 awards will be presented at our annual event in Kelowna, BC, May 24-26.