SPOTLIGHT: New CPP-D Application Form

Hi everyone, we received a community update from DABC about the new Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) application form.  You can check out their update (attached).  If you’d like to check out the new form, it’s available here on the Government of Canada’s website: https://catalogue.servicecanada.gc.ca/content/EForms/en/Detail.html?Form=ISP1151

For more info about these changes, you can contact the DABC’s Senior CPP-D Advocate, Ashley Silcock (1-800-663-1278).

Have you applied using the new CPP-D form?  Let us know what you thought in the comments!

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FREE Fall Webinars about Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning!

Hey everyone, did you know that Plan Institute is currently developing a new Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning webinar?

With the support of Law Foundation of BC, Plan Institute will be offering 4 FREE sessions (see dates below) during the pilot phase of this project.  These free sessions are available to residents of BC living outside of the Lower Mainland.

Fall 2018 Webinar Dates:
September 20th, 2018 | 7pm-8pm
October 18th, 2018 | 10am-11am
November 5th, 2018 | 7pm-8pm
November 19th, 2018 | 10am-11am

To register or to learn more, click here: http://planinstitute.ca/learning-centre/wte-webinar/

Confused about financial and estate planning?  Leave a comment with your biggest questions!

You’re Invited – Pivot Point’s 15th Anniversary Party in the Park!

Pivot Point is celebrating a milestone, and you’re invited to join in the Party in the park!  Check out the attached invitation for a great day on Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 12 – 4 pm.  Fun for everyone!

Join us at Pivot Point’s 15 Anniversary Party in the Park
Sunday September 16 | 12 pm – 4 pm | Fleetwood Park, Surrey

Pivot Point is having a party to say thank you to our staff and clients that have been a part of our journey. This FREE event, catered by  Henry’s Chicken, will have games, food, music, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! 

Don’t miss World Champion Balloon Twister Korki the Clown and entertainment from award-winning performers Norden the Magician and the Great Gordini! Inflatable bouncy castles, 9 hole miniature golf, and carnival games are just a few of the fun activities we have planned. Bring your family and friends and come celebrate with us! 

Don’t forget to RSVP – click here.

Planning to go?  Let us know in the comments!

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SLOCAN FLOAT CANCELLED (Aug. 24)

Hi All, Unfortunately, due to the horrible air quality at present, we will be cancelling this year’s Slocan Float. We are currently working on establishing another type of get together before the end of this smoky summer, so we’ll keep you posted on anything that we come up with. Hope you’re all staying safe and having a great summer. -May

SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training – Sep. 20, 27

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Community Connections is very proud to be offering the Mandt System training on September 20 and 27 in Trail!  Click here for Mandt Training info!  This training is presented by our very own certified Mandt Instructor, Sue Clark (Senior Home Share Coordinator).

Our residential support workers will be able to attend the additional workshop on September 27 (technical skills) while contracted Home Share Providers have the opportunity to obtain their certification on September 20 (relational skills).

If you are a CCSS Home Share Provider and interested in this training, contact Sue (250-608-0357) by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th, to reserve a spot. If you are a CCSS employee and require the MANDT training, speak with your Service Coordinator as soon as possible.

Sue is looking forward to meeting all participants!

Not sure what this is all about?  No problem!  Leave us a comment, or check out The Mandt System’s great website here.

SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training Week in Kelowna with Joel – Aug. 20-23

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Community Connections is very proud to be offering the Mandt System training during the week of August 20-23, 2018, to our residential support workers and our contracted Home Share Providers in Kelowna.  Click here for Mandt Week info!  This training is presented by our very own certified Mandt Instructor, Joel Gunther (Service Coordinator).

We know that this is a time of year where there is lots to do outside, vacations happening, and travelling to visit family and friends.  So, to be as flexible as possible and accommodate as many Home Share Providers’ busy schedules as we can, Joel is offering two days for the “relational” skills training section (August 22nd and 23rd).  Home Share Providers would only need to attend one of those days, in order to complete the “relational” skills training.

If you are a CCSS Home Share Provider and interested in this training, contact Joel (250-491-2907) by FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th, to reserve a spot.

Joel is looking forward to meeting everyone during this exciting week of training!

Not sure what this is all about?  No problem!  Leave us a comment, or check out The Mandt System’s great website here.

We Heard You…

We asked for your feedback at our WE DAY BBQs – and WE HEARD YOU!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Focus Groups!  You gave us valuable feedback on 3 Things We Do Well, 3 Things We Could Do Better, and 3 Things You’d Like to Do (or Learn).

We have this info compiled, and we have shared it with you on our We Heard You… webpage – click below to check it out!

We will keep you updated with ‘what we do’ next…stay tuned!

 

We heard you…