When: August 14th – 17th, 2023
Where: Nechako Gathering & Residence, at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus in Kelowna
What is the Self Advocacy Leadership Institute
It is a four-day event created by self advocate leaders to support the learning and skill development of 25 of their peer self advocates. If this year is successful, the planning committee would like to offer this opportunity every two years to a new group of peer self advocates.
Each day has a different learning focus for this year’s cohort. A cohort is a group of people learning together.
Day 1 – Foundational Learning and Skill Development
Day 2 – Rights, Advocacy & Self Determination
Day 3 – Resilience, Personal Care & Having Fun
Day 4 – Hopes, Dreams & Future Planning
At the end of the Institute, participants will receive a Certificate of Leadership.
Self advocacy is when people take control of their own lives, speak up for themselves, and ask for what they need. Self advocacy is the ability to tell people what you need and make informed decisions about the support necessary to meet those needs.
The Self Advocacy Movement is a movement made mostly of and by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are making their own decisions, speaking for themselves and for others with disabilities, and taking control over their lives.
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at the 2023 Self Advocacy Leadership Institute!
How to apply
- You can print out this application form and send it to us
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- or by mail to: 227 6th Street, New Westminster BC, V3L 3A5
- You can request an application to be sent to you in the mail by calling 604 777-9100 ext. 518 and leaving a message for us.
- You can send in a video application to email@example.com.
- You can request an interview over the phone by calling 604 777-9100 ext. 518 and leaving a message for us.
Who can apply:
- You must be 19+.
- You need to live in BC.
- You must be a self advocate and want to be part of the self advocacy movement.
This event was made possible by:
- BC People First
- Self Advocate Leadership Network
- Self Advocates of the Rockies
- Speaking Up for Self-Advocacy Society (SUSA)
- Talk Northwest
- Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship
- Community Living BC
- Inclusion BC
- University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus
This is on the Inclusion BC website go to the link here