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International Day of Persons with Disabilities | United Nations

Sunday, December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities!


The Freedom Tour – People First of Canada

Self Advocate Movie Viewing Night – BCSALN

BC Self Advocates Leadership Network Society is hosting a zoom viewing of “Freedom Tour”, a documentary created by People First of Canada. It features 16 stories of self advocates and friends travelling across the prairie provinces to raise awareness about life in an institution. This powerful film is a reminder to remember the lessons of history and that every person matters. *Please note this movie contains sensitive content*

Click here for more information

WHEN: Friday December 8th, 7:30pm

RVSP to to receive the zoom link


Project EveryBODY – PEBCelebratesLive Film and Live Performance Evening Show

In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Open Door Group is leading this FREE, family friendly and accessible event at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. This will be an unforgettable evening with live music, film, stand-up comedy, hip-hop dance, and more! Click here for the full event program. Registration is free but there is a limited amount of tickets.

WHEN: Monday December 4th, 5:30 – 8:30pm

WHERE: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews

Click Here to Register


Shedding Light Talk: Green Water Infrastructure & The Future of Still Creek

You can join in on this FREE informative discussion on the future of the Still Creek watershed. Event highlights include:

  • Presentation on Green Water Infrastructure Projects
  • Introduction to Still Creek Watershed Enhancement Opportunities Study
  • Importance of the projects
  • Interactive discussions
  • How to get involved

WHEN: Thursday, November 30th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

WHERE: CNH’s Annex, 3690 Vanness Ave.

Click here to register and for more information


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Sensory Friendly Night at VanDusen Festival of Lights

VanDusen is holding their annual Festival of Lights from November 24th – January 7th! You can get into the holiday spirit with the infamous Dancing Lights, themed light areas, and tasty food vendors.

They will be holding a sensory friendly night on Tuesday November 28th for neurodivergent individuals, their families and caretakers, providing a less crowded and more comfortable environment. For individuals that require assistance from an attendant, the attendant receives complimentary access.

WHEN: Tuesday November 28th, 4 – 10pm

WHERE: VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak St.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets


CLBC Resources for Aging Families

CLBC Community Councils have been trying to raise awareness on the challenges of aging, and the planning supports available to individuals and families supported by CLBC who are getting older. Here is a list of recommended supports:


9 Vancouver restaurants serving special holiday lunches | Dished

Renfrew Seniors Holiday Luncheon

Come enjoy a delightful feast, fun entertainment, new friends, and door prizes! Registration is $14.29 and is required, but meals can be purchased the day of depending on availability.

Menu – Roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing, mash potatoes and gravy, mixed seasonal vegetables, and seasonal desserts and cookies.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6th, 12 – 2pm

WHERE: Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 22nd Ave E

Click here for registration 


For those receiving benefits with Spectrum, we offer our EAP (Employee Assistance Program) to provide 24/7 confidential support to our employees. If you are not currently receiving group benefits but are in need of support, please reach out to your supervisor or Human Resources at so we can provide you with accessible options of support. For immediate access to set up assistance, you can click here: Lumino VC ( OR download the app directly onto your smart device by going to the App Store and searching Lumino Health Virtual Care. The graphic is as follows and you will need your benefit group number and Access ID to set it up:

When accessing EAP via the app is not possible:

·       Plan members can get access to immediate help through their EAP by calling 1-844-342-3327A Member Service Specialist will assess your needs and coordinate care with the appropriate resources.

Plan members are also able to access the EAP through the app or online.

If you or your dependents are having trouble using the app or website and need help accessing your account, they can:

For questions regarding benefits plan information, you can

*Applies to all Lumino Health Virtual Care products – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Primary Care, Stress Management & Well-Being

Spectrum recognizes that our teams do an incredible job of supporting people in our services. The work that each of you do is valuable and at times, difficult. Please do honor what your body/mind may be communicating. If you feel increased stress or grief, please pay attention to those signals and reach out to the EAP or us for resources of support.


What is happening in Vancouver in December?

Click on the link below to see what’s happening:


Employee Referral Program Vector Art, Icons, and Graphics for Free Download

Is there anyone you know that is looking for meaningful work?

If you have a friend, family member or meet someone in the community that is interested in joining the team and you refer them to Spectrum, you could be eligible for a referral bonus!

If the person referred is hired and maintains at least 6 months of consistent employment with Spectrum, we will award a $250 Referral Bonus.

*for more information on the program, please email

We thank you for bringing us quality applicants/employees!