KELOWNA: Job Opportunity for Self-Advocate

CLBC has posted a job opportunity for the position of  include Me! Self-Advocate Project Assistant – Southern Interior and invites individuals to submit applications through their recruitment process.

For details on this posting, and information on how to apply, check out their posting:

KELOWNA: Compassion Fatigue Workshop – Nov. 5th

BrainTrust Canada presents “Compassion Fatigue” from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Kelowna (2170 Harvey Ave) with speaker Michael Douglas.

You can register for this workshop on the BrainTrust website here:

For more event information, see attached PDF:


KELOWNA: Family Conference at UBCO – Oct. 27th-29th

UBC Okanagan will be hosting a two-day conference on October 28th and 29th – join in to learn about different ways individuals and families are directing their own supports and
services by pooling their resources into family-governed and user-led supports.

Also, you can check out a free presentation by Janet Klees:

October 27, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Room Arts 103, Arts Building, 1147 Research Road, UBC-Okanagan Campus, Kelowna

Janet is the author of We Come Bearing Gifts: The Story of Deohaeko Support Network, which documents the journey of a family-governed group in Ontario.

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KELOWNA: 3 FREE Seminars from Clair Jantzen and Springfield Funeral Home

Please see the following/attached info regarding upcoming free workshops offered in Kelowna regarding compassion, bereavement and grief.



 A Workshop Designed for:

*        Professionals who work with the dying and the bereaved.

*        Funeral service personnel

*        Volunteers serving in palliative care

*        Anyone “walking the road”

3 FREE Kelowna Workshops Presented by: 

Springfield Funeral Home 


Clair H. Jantzen:

Grief and Loss Therapist 



9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration 8:30)


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church, 3714 Gordon Dr.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Willow Park Church, 389 Hwy 33

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FREE WEBINAR: Autism in the Workplace – Sep 21st

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is hosting a Free Online Mini-Symposium: Autism in the Workplace

Date/Time:     Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST

This webinar is a special two-hour online event featuring speakers with expert knowledge of autism in the workplace.

The event will be structured as follows:

  • A brief overview of Autism Spectrum (AS)
  • Job coaching basics for working with individuals on AS
  • Training and on-boarding that work with managers, teams, and individuals on AS
  • Lessons learned and success stories through experience with Autism@Work (SAP), Impark, and Focus Professionals
  • Behaviour at work
  • What and how to share with managers and co-workers
  • Barriers and alternatives (applications, interviews, testing, on-the-job orientation, training, feedback)

For more information and to register:

KELOWNA: Eat Right Live Right Program – Sep 20-Oct 18

The 5 week Eat Right Live Right Program presented by Interior Health, CLBC, and Parkinson Recreation Centre will be running from September 20 to October 18 this year, 1:30-2:30 pm on Tuesday afteIMG_1491rnoons.  Have fun, meet friends, and be healthy!

To register, call 250-469-8800; if you have any questions please call Mary Hicks at 250-980-1523.


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