SPOTLIGHT: WE Day Focus Groups!

You’re invited to our WE Day Focus Group!

Community Connections is committed to using feedback from our stakeholders – that means YOU! – to make our programs and services better.  We want to give you more opportunities to tell us what works, what doesn’t, and what you’d like to see happen next.

Our WE Day Focus Groups are open to all – anyone attending WE Day can stop by our Focus Group.  See Jane at Birchbank Station Picnic Grounds, or see the Community Support team at Mission Creek Pavilion.

We would love to hear from you:

  • 3 things we do well
  • 3 things we could do better
  • 3 things you’d like to do (or learn!)

There will be a prize draw for all Focus Group participants to enter!  If you’re heading to the Kelowna WE Day, check out more information here.  If you’re heading to the West Kootenays WE Day, check out more information here.

Can’t make it to WE Day?  Send us your feedback any time: jane@commconn.ca 

 

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JOIN US – CCSS WE Day 2018!

It is nearly time for our annual WE Day celebrations and we want to invite YOU to join us for a day of fun, food, and fantastic company!

On Friday, July 6th, come down to Birchbank Station Picnic grounds (between Castlegar and Trail) or saunter over to Mission Creek Pavilion in Kelowna.

RSVP for our Kelowna WE Day here: https://goo.gl/gDCVzh

We have great games, activities, and prizes planned!  We are also asking anyone with a tasty favourite recipe to bring us a copy at WE Day – we will put all submitted recipes together for a CCSS community cookbook!

See you on July 6th!

WE Day 2018 Poster

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You’re Invited – CCSS Community BBQ!

It is that time of year again – Community Connections is hosting its annual Community BBQ in Cranbrook (July 5) and Creston (July 4), check out these posters for info!  We will be having our BBQ and also offering information about Home Share.  Come out and enjoy the weather, meet our Home Share Coordinators, connect with the program Service Coordinator (Ken) and have a great time.  We hope to see you there!

SPOTLIGHT: SURVEYS!

Hey everyone, we are getting close to wrapping up our annual Satisfaction Surveys – so today’s SPOTLIGHT is about feedback surveys!

We send these surveys to you – the people we support, home share providers, stakeholders like parents, family and community members, and our employees – because we really want to know what you think about how we are doing.  We want to know how we are doing, and we want to know how we can do better!

When you fill out a survey, you’re giving us the tools we need to do better for YOU.  And that’s what we want!

THANK YOU for being part of our improvement efforts!  We couldn’t do it without you.

Don’t forget to check out our WE HEARD YOU page – new this year!  We are looking forward to keeping you “in the know” about our next steps…

Have feedback, but it isn’t survey time?  No problem!  Get in touch with us anytime you want to tell us what you think.  Comments welcome – post and we will get back to you!

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Great News! Josh’s First Ride

Hey everybody, we just heard some Great News and we want to share it with you!

This is Josh – and this is Josh’s first time riding on a horse.  This was really exciting for Josh and for everyone around him.  Special thanks to the instructor, who was great keeping the horse very calm.  And a huge thanks to Josh’s team for supporting him with his first ride!

Way to go Josh – this looks like a blast!  We’re looking forward to seeing a lot more pictures as you keep on riding.

Like to ride horses too?  Leave us a comment and tell us where you go to ride!

SPOTLIGHT: Sun Safety!

Hey everybody, the weather’s getting hot.

So, in this SPOTLIGHT, we are focusing on Sun Safety!

Sun Safety is all about getting outside and staying busy in nice weather, but also making sure that we take care of our health and avoid the risks of being in the sun.  There are some really great tips on sun safety here (at the Government of Canada website).

And, to keep things fun, the Minions team up Olympic Gold Medallist Stephanie Rice in this fun video with sun safety tips.  Check it out!

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SPOTLIGHT: BC Ombudsperson Investigation – MSDPR to reimburse funds to income assistance recipients

Hey everyone, there is some big news brewing around reassessment of income assistance to individuals who work – check out this article.

http://bcombudsperson.ca/sites/default/files/Working%20Within%20the%20Rules%20final%20NR.pdf

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