Community Events – February 5, 2018

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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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.


 Vancouver Recruitment Reception

The application closes soon!

Join Lime Connect for our Vancouver recruitment reception on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Network one-on-one and develop relationships with corporate executives and recruiters of our corporate partners CIBC, CSIS, Rogers, and TD. Outstanding roles are available for current students as well as experienced professionals!

Some of the Hot Roles our partners are seeking to fill include:

*   CIBC Financial Services Representative

*   CSIS External Communications Centre Officer

*   Rogers Solution Sales Representative

*   TD Commercial Banking Associate

Reception Details:

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (registration begins at 5:30)

Format: Partner panel discussion followed by a networking reception

Dress: Business

Location: Downtown Vancouver

The application deadline is Sunday, January 28th at 11:59pm PST.

How to apply:

1.  Log into, or register for, The Lime Network;
2.  You will see the reception annoucement; where you will
3.  View specific job descriptions; and
4.  Follow the link to our online application system and indicate positions of interest.


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.

In 2018 Vancouver’s Chinese New Year’s parade in Chinatown takes place on Sunday, February 18.


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Collingwood Lion Dance Celebration 

Saturday February 24

11:00 am to 2 pm

Boundary to Rupert on Kingsway and Joyce


How Do CLBC Employment Options Work

Transition from high school is a confusing, stressful time. One major hurdle is the application to CLBC.  Lessen the stress by demystifying the process. Join familyWORKs Vancouver’s February workshop where Joanna Brownridge, a CLBC Facilitator and employment lead, will walk us through the process from funding to obtaining a satisfying job.

Workshop Details:

  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
  • Barb Goode Training Space – 3223 Kingsway (at Joyce)
  • Transit – Bus #19
  • Parking – pay on Kingsway and free along side streets
  • Questions? and to RSVP  Contact Anne

Invite families and colleagues – Share the attached flyer


Link to Poster: Family Works February 13



Featuring Niall McNeil:


Niall McNeil

Accessible PuSh

To take part in any of our accessibility initiatives, for ticket bookings, or if you have suggestions that could help improve inclusivity at the PuSh Festival, please contact Accessible PuSh Coordinator Anika Vervecken via email at, or by telephone on 604.605.8284 ext 204.

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