Hello Self Advocacy Community and Supporters!
Community Living BC (CLBC) is inviting individuals and families and those who support them, as well as CLBC staff who have a disability, to complete this survey so we can learn more about removing barriers at CLBC.
This 15-minute survey asks questions about barriers that people with disabilities may face when:
- getting information from CLBC,
- visiting CLBC offices,
- talking with CLBC staff, and
- working at CLBC.
Accessibility is about removing barriers and increasing inclusion for everyone, especially people with disabilities. Accessibility is one of the principles that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is based on.
A barrier can be anything that stops people with disabilities from being included. For example, some barriers can stop people from going into buildings or using computer programs. Sometimes people’s attitudes towards disability can be a barrier.
The B.C. government made a new law called the Accessible British Columbia Act to make B.C. more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities. Here is a plain language summary of the Accessibility Act.
CLBC is following this new law by creating a CLBC accessibility plan to remove and prevent barriers when people with disabilities and those who support them interact with CLBC.
If you need help with completing the survey, send an email to: CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca
The closing date for this survey is December 30, 2022
You can watch the video below to learn more about the new BC Accessibility Law and CLBC Accessibility survey from David Johnston, CLBC Strategic Initiatives Advisor.
Did you know there is a new CLBC service called L.I.F.E.? Register now for the new CLBC L.I.F.E. service conference coming January 23 to 26, 2023
You are invited to register for a free virtual conference being held January 23 to 26, 2023, that aims to spark interest in CLBC’s new L.I.F.E. service, a community inclusion service designed and tested by individuals, families, service providers and CLBC staff.
The L.I.F.E. conference is open to service providers, individuals and families, and will be held via Zoom. The conference will feature:
- 1.5 hour sessions for service providers that provide more detailed information about L.I.F.E. services, including key principles, service characteristics, evaluation etc., and
- targeted sessions focusing on the L.I.F.E. service experience from people using the service, their informal supporters and service providers.
Click here for the agenda and instructions for registration, which is open until December 20, 2022.