Kardel's mission is to help people with developmental disabilities
have a good life and to respect their personal choices
Kardel Newsletter, Events & Programs
Disability Alliance Community Update
Disability Alliance BC (DABC), effective May 2018, the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction will provide funding for aircasts/walking boots for people who are eligible for health supplements. Eligible individuals include:
Recipients of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits
Recipients of Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment benefits (PPMB)
Income Assistance and PWD recipients residing in special care facilities
People who have a life threatening health need
DABC is encouraged by this expansion of health supports for people with disabilities and thank Minister Shane Simpson for his leadership in introducing this much needed policy improvement. DABC recognizes that many British Columbians with disabilities continue to experience barriers accessing other needed medical equipment and services and will continue to share our concerns about this with the Minister and his staff.
Maryland House News
It has been a busy month at Maryland House!
Maryland welcomes Maggie home. She has been a wonderful addition, livening up the evenings with her excellent piano playing. Wayne and Sharon love to clap and sing along.
Here's Sharon spending the afternoon at Esquimalt Lagoon.
In other news at Maryland, Dan moved to Quesnel, BC to be closer to his family. Carly and Dan travelled by airplane to get there. It was an adventure that they both enjoyed! Dan's sister's says he is settling in well and enjoying spending time with his mother.
One Day Celebration
This year One Day will take place on Saturday, September 8th! One Day is Victoria's kick off to community living month with FREE entertainment, activities, kid's zone, and more! One Day also features a low cost BBQ and a marketplace for local artisans! Interested in joining our marketplace? Download our reservation form.
Two lucky ladies from Kardel's Homeshare program had a great time in Seattle, Washington. Melanie and Shannon went to the Pink concert, Ferris-wheel and ate fish & chips at the pier. What a weekend!
Henry House News
It looks like Henry House is busy this time of year!
Susan celebrated her 53rd birthday with 'high tea'. Friends from Sentinel and Amelia joined Susan and her mom in the delights.
Jackie, Susan, Douglas, Steven and Robert headed up to Coombs for the day with superstar staff members: Opalyn, Laura, Chantal, Bryan and Michelle.
Kardel Office News
Kardel said 'good bye' to office extraordinaire Kim L and welcomed Micki to the team. Kim's professionalism and attention to detail will be greatly missed, however we couldn't be happier for Kim's next adventure...
From Kim: A year ago I started to pay attention to a recurring dream I had to open a coffee shop with inclusive hiring practices, providing the opportunity to employ adults with developmental disabilities. What started out as an idea in January turned into a business plan with a possibility, and NOW it's becoming a reality. Early July, I will take possession of the Moka House at Admirals Walk directly across from Thrifty Foods. I will close for renovations, but plan to open by mid-September. Watch out for the grand opening of A Kinder Cup'!
Lake House News
Tanya, Brent and Jason had a fantastic day at the BC Forestry Museum in Duncan, early June. They discovered this is a perfect place for a picnic and the trainswas fully equipped with a lift for wheelchairs.