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Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop Series

Greta’s Heart Expressive Art Therapy, in collaboration with posAbilites, is presenting a FREE 4-week arts therapy workshop, tailored towards parents and caregivers of dependents with disabilities. This workshop series is intended to harness the transformative power of expressive arts in providing self-expression, exploration and rejuvenation. Light refreshments will be provide! Registration is required. Please contact Greta at

WHEN: Saturday Mornings 10am – 12pm, February 10th, 17th, 24th, March 2nd

WHERE: Aegis Community Inclusion Program, 100 – 321 6th Street, New Westminster

Click here to register and for more information


SPEC Vancouver Repair Cafes

SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), in partnership with the City of Vancouver, will be running FREE repair cafes across the city of Vancouver. Anyone is able to book a free repair appointment, but spots are limited.

The next repair café will be at Hastings Community Centre (3096 E Hastings St) on Saturday February 17th from 9:30am – 1:30pm.

Click here to book an appointment for this event

Click here to see the current schedule and locations for SPEC repair cafes


CNH Community Lunch Menu for February

Thursday, Feb. 1: Roasted chicken with rice/veggie option, salad, lemon cake

Tuesday, Feb. 6:  Cream of mushroom soup, egg salad sandwich, salad, peanut butter cookies

Thursday, Feb. 8: Baked white fish with quinoa, salad, carrot muffins

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Tomato soup, chicken salad sandwich/veggie option, salad, strawberry jello

Thursday, Feb. 15: Sweet and sour chicken/chow mein, veggie spring roll, tapioca pudding

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Cream of cauliflower soup, hamburger/veggie burger, salad, banana bread

Thursday, Feb. 22: Beef stroganoff with noodles/veggie option, salad, earl grey cup cake

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Borscht soup, spinach/chicken pie, salad, apple cake

Thursday, Feb. 29: Meat/veggie lasagna, salad/garlic bread, chocolate chip cookies


World Wetlands Day and Imbolc Celebration

Still Moon Arts Society is inviting everyone in the community to celebrate World Wetlands Day and Imbolc (the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox) with them at Beaver Pond(er)ing Lodging. This FREE event will include a special ceremony at 2pm to honour the day, wetland awareness and art activities including willow weaving demonstrations, as well as hot drinks and fried bread snacks. This event will be outside so please dress accordingly! All ages welcome.


  • Diet: Beaver Tails fried bread includes gluten
  • Location: The Beaver Ponder(ing) Lodging is an unpaved grass garden located by the parking lot of the Real Canadian Superstore as you’re heading towards the Rupert Skytrain Station
  • Wheelchair: The location is wheelchair accessible from Rupert Skytrain and Superstore parking lot
  • Parking: There is free parking in the Superstore’s parking lot.
  • Washrooms: There are no washrooms available on-site, but can be found at the Real Canadian Superstore, located less than 5 minutes away (~200 meters)
  • Seating: There will be limited seating available for attendees

WHEN: Friday February 2nd, 1pm – 4:30pm

WHERE: Beaver Pond(er)ing Lodging, 3185 Grandview Hwy

Click here for more information and to register


Festival and Event Accessibility Survey

Independent Living Canada is looking for survey participants to better identify the successes and challenges that people with disabilities have when accessing festivals and events in Canada. This includes indoor, outdoor and virtual events!

If you have a disability, or provide support to someone with a disability, you can submit your feedback with this online survey until Friday, February 2nd. The survey contains 12 questions and should take around 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The data collected will be used by Independent Living Canada to make future accessibility recommendations to Canadian festivals and events, as well as inform future standards for Accessibility Standards Canada.

Click here for more information

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COMING SOON: Diabetes Coaching with Lumino Health Pharmacy

Lumino Health Pharmacy offers pharmacy services, provided by Pillway. In January 2024, they will begin offering diabetes coaching from a pharmacist to all plan members, free of charge!

Diabetes is a fast-growing chronic disease, and the cost of drugs to treat it is on the rise. Plan members with diabetes often experience other chronic diseases at the same time. Coaching with Lumino Health Pharmacy aims to help plan members follow their treatment and improve health outcomes.

About Lumino Health Pharmacy

Launched in July, Lumino Health Pharmacy is an optional service. There’s free delivery within Canada to help manage medication routines with confidence.

About the diabetes coaching program

To start a coaching session, plan members sign in to the Lumino Health Pharmacy mobile app or website.

  • Coaching will focus on lifestyle, diet, nutrition, mental health, health literacy and medication management.
  • On-going coaching is also available if needed.
  • The pharmacist can also coordinate with other health-care providers (if requested by the plan member). This includes general practitioners, specialists, and dietitians to best support plan members.

SunLife will launch diabetes coaching to plan members in January 2024. They send emails directly to targeted plan members who are actively claiming for diabetes-related medication(s). These emails will aim to raise awareness about the service and encourage them to use it. Standard exclusions will apply for plan member communications.

When plan members sign in to the my Sun Life mobile app or, they’ll receive messages about the program.

More details will follow about the coaching program in January, along with a preview of the plan member emails.


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CLBC Reminder to get your flu and COVID-19 shots

Community Living BC encourages everyone who has yet to receive their COVID and flu shots this season, to kindly do so as soon as possible, ideally before the holiday season. COVID-19 remains a risk to the population (especially for those who are unvaccinated) and influenza cases are rising.

Priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccination is given to all individuals supported by CLBC. Invitations for this season’s vaccinations have been sent through email or text to everyone who has registered for a COVID vaccination in the past. It is possible to book both vaccinations in the same appointment! These vaccinations are free and available at pharmacies, health care authority clinics, and some primary care provider’s offices.

You can book your appointment through the Get Vaccinated System.

If you need help booking your appointment, you can call 1-833-838-2323. This number is open 7 days a week from 7am – 7pm and 9am – 5pm on statutory holidays.

Click here for BC’s fall respiratory illness immunization campaign


Plan Institute Webinars

The Plan Institute has FREE upcoming regular webinars on the topics of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and Wills, Trusts and Estates Planning.


The Registered Disability Savings Plan is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan for those with disabilities to better financially plan for their futures. The Level 1 webinar is meant for those who want to learn about what the RDSP is, who qualifies, and how to apply. The Level 2 webinar is for those who already have a RDSP, or have already taken Level 1.

Next Level 1 Webinar: Tuesday February 13th, 10 – 11:15am

Next Level 2 Webinar: Thursday February 22nd, 10 -11:45am

Click here to register and for more information

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning (BC Only)

This webinar is meant for those who want to become better informed on the process of wills, trusts and estate planning to better secure the future of your relative or loved one with a disability. There is a limit of 60 participants so early registration is encouraged!

Next Webinar: Thursday February 15th, 10 – 11:15am

Click here to register and for more information


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 February?

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!