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Save the Date
Do you live, work or play in the Rutland or in the neighbouring areas?
Here’s your chance to come and share your thoughts with the City of Kelowna
Tuesday, January 23rd
Hey everybody, Happy New Year to one and all.
Howard has a talent for taking amazing pictures, and for Christmas he turned his photos into a photography calendar.
Check out Howard (right) showcasing his work.
Way to go Howard!
Check out Landon’s handiwork (below).
Awesome job Landon!
Special thanks to Landon, Howard, and Reasha for sharing this Great News with all of us.
FREE online course – see below!
I just found out about this free online course that is being offered to train Communication Assistants. This is a great opportunity!
This is for anyone who assists a person with a speech and language disability when communicating in the community.
The course is particularly useful for personal support workers, attendants, communication disorder assistants, direct service professionals, family members,
disability advocates, and students in a disability area.
Register at this link: http://www.cdacanada.com/
Anyone can take this course. It starts in January. Registration closes January 8, 2018.
Tara Commandeur, M.Sc.(A), RSLP (C)
CAYA- Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults
Penticton Office, Interior Health Authority
From all of us at Community Connections, thank you so much for a wonderful year – we are looking forward to a 2018 full of great things!
Have a happy and healthy holiday season!
Hi everyone, thanks to COPCS for passing around the info below – super that this is available!
NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable.
Please see link below to apply for service:
Hey everyone, DABC has a short breakdown of how the changes to the Annual Earnings Exemption (AEE) translate for people receiving the PWD benefit – check it out as a quick reference guide!
Dear Community Partner,
We have had two of our Help Sheets translated into five languages. The Help Sheets are:
– Help Sheet #14: Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Disability Tax Credit
– Help Sheet #16: Guide to Filing Income Taxes for People Receiving PWD/PPMB
For more information, please see the attached Community Update.
Val Stapleton, Membership Outreach Coordinator
Jane Dyson, Executive Director
Chantal’s story – https://www.youtube.com/
Kurtis’s story – https://www.youtube.com/
Danielle’s story – https://www.youtube.com/
Patrick’s story – https://www.youtube.com/
Hannah’s story (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Emily’s Story (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?
From Rotary@Work Video:
(long version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?
(short version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?
From partnership with CES about Collaboration:
(Produced in 2016)
For some examples of successful CLBC and WorkBC collaboration, please check out these links to videos from
Hey everyone, here is a link sent around by COPCS for a really neat website – it is free to use for the people we support, and offers a way to pursue lifelong learning from community peers and mentors. Check it out!