Great News! Funding for Home Share in BC Budget

Hi everyone, we are very excited to pass along the recent news about increases to home share funding in the BC provincial budget!
Some of you may have heard about this via the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society, who have been working to improve home share supports through the Home Share Working Group – check out the message from COPCS (below).  You can read the announcement (and about CLBC’s plans to implement the upcoming funding increases) by clicking here.

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We are pleased to confirm Carole James (Minister of Finance) announced today that Home Share Providers across the province will be receiving an increase in the 2019 provincial budget.  This is a long overdue and a well-deserved increase for Home Share Providers.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our members for your assistance and valuable input.  The COPCS executive has been working for the past five years to bring our members concerns to CLBC and to the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.  Our concerns for shared living rates were heard and addressed in today’s budget announcement.
The COPCS executive will continue to participate in the provincial Home Share Working Group to improve the Home Share Program.
The full announcement from CLBC can be found at the link below:
Sincerely,
Executive members of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society
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Further to this…. anyone in Victoria for this presentation? Exciting news indeed… Brian

WEST KELOWNA: CLBC Community Council Home Ownership Presentation

Hey everyone, there is a presentation coming up in April and taking place in West Kelowna regarding home ownership for people living on PWD within the home share model of support.  Check out the information in the attached PDF.  Presenting this discussion will be Doreen Shaw of Nanoose Bay, BC, who is a mother and also a former member of the Board of Directors for InclusionBC and Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Community Living.  Remember to RSVP to Linda at linda.farr@gov.bc.ca

VANCOUVER: FASD – Strategies Workshop – Nov. 28-29

https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-vancouver11-28/

Description:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most prevalent brain-based disabilities in our society. There is a growing need for caregivers to acquire increased knowledge and practical skills to support children, adults and families living with FASD. This workshop will propose 5 pillars for success when supporting individuals with FASD. These include a focus on Strengths, Healthy Relationships, Promoting FASD Self Awareness, Adaptations Strategies and Team Based Support. Participants will transfer newfound knowledge about FASD into practical and meaningful ways to try differently not harder in their support of individuals, families and communities affected by FASD.

SPOTLIGHT: Trauma Informed Practise Workshops

There are workshops being offered in communities around the Province on Trauma Informed Practise – check it out!