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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day 2023

Selfadvocatenet.ca is in support of  National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day 2023   This page is to highlight why is it important to recognize indigenous people what many of them went through we at San  ex-knowledge that respect them for their culture indigenous peoples with disabilities  we want in light that area   So first part this theme Remembering The Children   What is National Day for Truth and

Spotlight on Arlene Schouten – A Champion of Self-Determination

Our good old friend Arlene schouten feature from nidus website   We want to take a moment to celebrate Arlene Schouten’s remarkable contributions as the President of Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre. Arlene’s journey is a testament to the power of compassion and advocacy. Her role as a mother and fierce advocate for her daughter Natalie Vetter, who faced complex medical challenges, ignited Arlene’s passion for self-determination and community inclusion.

September 2023 edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families

September Edition 2023 Welcome to the September 2023 edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families. We hope you and your families have had a safe and happy summer. Our thoughts remain with everyone in our province who has been impacted by the wildfires. As we move into the fall, we look forward to once again sharing information, helpful resources and uplifting stories with you through this monthly Update. CLBC and

Learning Our History

By: Julie Garbutt I was born a twin and I have Cerebral Palsy. My circle of support suggested the advocate program with Inclusion BC would be a good opportunity for me. I didn’t quite believe them and I was hesitant to even go because I was really nervous. There were a lot of new people, and I didn’t know them at all.  One person knew my twin, but not me.

Miss Sassy Pants

By: Madeleine Wieczorek My name is Madeleine Wieczorek.. I have Autism and an intellectual disability. I love to dance and I love everything about Drag, so when UNITI (Semiahmoo House Society) asked me if I wanted to perform as a Drag Queen at a fundraiser I said, “SURE!” My Drag name was Miss Sassy Pants. I dressed up as Lady Gaga and lip synced to her song “Born This Way”

Province caps annual rent increase well below inflation

Attention Self Advocates BC Govt Announced today Increasing  the rate from 2% to 3.5% as of Jan 2024  so if this affects you make sure contact your mla,s on this . This increase not good those on disability benefits low income again not listening to what is affecting the real people as tell you below inflation rate that 5.6% see problematic as with shelter portion  375 to 500 to add

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Support Month

Selfadvocatenet.ca is in support of  September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder month This page try to hightlight what is  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder       FASD Awareness  Did you know    What is the color for FASD awareness? red Why Red Shoes? The FASD community wears red shoes to bring attention to FASD. The Red Shoes Rock movement was founded in 2013 by RJ Formanek, an adult with

MOVE 4 Kids Event! Goodlife Fitness Initiative

October 1st to October 14th,2023 in support of physical activity for youth with autism and intellectual disabilities MOVE 4 Kids is a national fundraising event supporting MOVE by GoodLife Kids – a FREE physical activity and fitness program for youth ages 12 to 21 with autism and intellectual disabilities. MOVE by GoodLife Kids Program is designed to meet the needs of youth with autism and intellectual disabilities through small class

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