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Join the Spectrum Runners and Rollers on April 21st, 2024

Spectrum is sponsoring a team again this year for the Vancouver Sun Run.


Link to team registration: team member registration

Team Name: Spectrum Runners and Rollers

Team Access Code for INVOICED Members: RNFHCX

(For people we support and staff who are supporting them)

If you want to join the team and get a Spectrum Runners and Rollers team t-shirt but are not supporting someone to participate, use this Team Access Code for PAYING Members: BBXWXG. The cost is $64 plus tax.


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Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Newcomer youth (ages 13-18 and moved to Canada in the last five years) are invited to join our Youth Improv Workshop with Blind Tiger Comedy on Thursday, February 22, from 4-5:30pm at CNH (5288 Joyce Street)!

This workshop will consist of some easy, fun, and accessible introduction to improv games. In it, you will get a sense of the joy, confidence, and thrill that improv can offer.
No experience necessary. Please register in advance to save your spot, or drop-in on the day of the workshop. Learn more by e-mailing
Sign up at:

WHERE: Community Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC

WHEN: Thursday, February 22 4:00PM – 5:30PM

COST: FREE, but please register using the link above.


2024 TD1 and TD1BC Forms

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If there are any changes to your income circumstances, please ensure to fill out the following forms for 2023 and provide them to Accounting once complete.




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Real Talk Women’s Zoom Hangout

Real Talk is inviting adult women (19+) to join on Zoom to chat about the topics of relationships, dating, love, and sex with a Certified Sexual Health Educator. This is a FREE event. You can contact with any questions or concerns.

WHEN: Friday, February 23rd, 10am – 12pm

Click here for the zoom link and more information


Maker Supply Market

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Come check out the Maker Supply Market – 2nd Edition on February 24th at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver!

Unlike our usual markets, this one features over 40 local vendors selling their extra making supplies, samples, not-perfect but still good items, displays, clearance items, craft materials, seasonal and discontinued items and more, all for under $50!

For one day only, expect to find a range of items including jewelry, clothing, baby gear, home goods, art and prints, stationery, yarn and fabric and more. (psst…we will also have cookies, chocolate, chutneys, hot sauce and more deliciousness).

Don’t miss out on this amazing event and the chance to shop the best deals with your favourite local designers, makers, artists and food vendors.

RSVP via the link for your chance to win market cash. Every ticket is automatically entered into a draw to win market cash AND the first 50 people in line will receive an extra goodie and market cash to spend with any of our vendors.

WHERE: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC

WHEN: Saturday, February 24 10:00AM – 6:00PM

COST: FREE ADMISSION, but please register online.


CNH Community Lunch Menu for February

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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


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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


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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?

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

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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!