Kardel Newsletter, Events & Programs
 
 
CLBC would like to invite you to provide input on how it can better support individuals and their families to plan.
Background CLBC is currently working on a project to improve its planning support to individuals and their families.  Our research shows that:
  • Individuals and families need realistic, accurate and consistent information about CLBC long before they turn 19.
  • Individuals and families have different planning needs (i.e. transition, aging, employment, etc.).
  • Individuals and families want "ownership" over their planning processes and documents; they want ready access and the ability to adjust plans themselves.
  • There is often duplication in planning with service providers.
Based on these findings, CLBC will be testing a new approach to planning that includes a planning profile tool based on the Quality of Life Framework of Dr. Schalock. We are interested in hearing from service providers about how this new profile tool might interface with existing service provider planning approaches, process, and efforts.
You Are Invited The Planning Project Design Team will be visiting 4 locations around the province testing elements of the new planning design, and we will be in Victoria in early June.  In addition to attending the session for service providers, we hope that you will also encourage involvement from individuals and families who you support.  We are interested in hearing from individuals (and their families) who are in high school and may be eligible for services in the future, those who recently transitioned and are receiving CLBC-funded services, and those who recently transitioned and are on CLBC's Request for Service List.  Here is our schedule:
  • Session 1: Service Providers - 1:00-3:00pm, June 5, CLBC, Suite 200-645 Tyee Road, Victoria
  • Session 2: Families - 7:00-9:00pm, June 5, Camosun College (Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria), Young Building, Room 219
  • Session 3: Self-Advocates - 7:00-9:00pm, June 5, Camosun College (Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria), Young Building, Room 217
  • Session 4:  CLBC Staff  - 9:00-11:00am, June 6, CLBC, Suite 200-645 Tyee Road, Victoria
If you are interested in joining the service provider session, please RSVP to Lisa Makortoff at Lisa.Markortoff@gov.bc.ca Seating is be limited so we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible.

They look forward to seeing you there!
 

Home Share News                                        

Kody has just started as a volunteer with Tourism Victoria. He will be assisting tourists in downtown Victoria in providing information on all the activities available to visitors.
 
If you happen to be downtown and are looking for something to do, stop by the visitor information centre and Kody will be happy to help you out.
 
Congratulations on your new position Kody! 







Hillside House News          
 
Val had a close encounter with a baby goat at the Beacon Hill Park petting zoo!  She loved the adventures of the playful little goats. 

 
 
O, H & S Wellness World    

Mind/Body Wellness Plan

It's almost summertime.....we put our heads together and thought of some great activities to keep up our mind/ body wellness plan with our coworkers or at home!


  •  Forest Bathing:  In Japan it's called "shinrin-yoku" which means to immerse yourself in nature to improve your well-being.  Head to the nearest forest for a slow, mindful walk to contemplate nature with all the senses.  It's not a hike because you don't go far or fast, and although you are "bathing" in the virtues of nature you don't take off your clothes! 
  • Take a yoga class
  • Take a dance lesson
  • Go for a hike
  • Plan a scavenger hunt
  • Plan a DIY spa day   Try this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeqeFOcPGFc 
     
Paskin House News
 
Kylie and Jackie celebrate World Tiara Day on May 1st

 

Paul with his dad after winning many medals at his bocce ball tournament


Paul took a Photography class through Lifetime Network - as you can see he has a good eye for color and abstract!






DABC Update: Alternative Hearing Assistance Supplement
  
Effective April 1, 2017 the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) has introduced a $100 monthly Alternative Hearing Assistance supplement. The supplement was implemented following a human rights complaint supported by lawyers at the BC Public Interest and Advocacy Centre (BC PIAC).

The supplement is available to eligible people with permanent profound hearing loss in both ears. Eligible people include those receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB) benefits, as well as Income Assistance recipients residing in special care facilities.
Applicants for the supplement must be assessed by an audiologist or hearing instrument professional to show that they cannot significantly benefit from a hearing instrument (hearing aid, etc) for the purposes of speech comprehension. People who have received a hearing instrument supplement in the past 36 months may not be eligible for this supplement.

This supplement is good news and has the potential to promote better access to services and supports for people in the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Our congratulations to BC PIAC for their great work on this.

If you have any questions about the supplement, please contact Sam Turcott at our Advocacy Access Program at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278.


Patterson House News
 

Susie participated in the "O Canada" community singing and video recording at the band shell on the waterfront in Sidney. The recording will be used in the 150th celebration of Canada's Birthday this year. She wore festive red and white and joined some of the REACH participants from her Thursday evening dance class!

Ken and Susie are all smiles as they go for a ride in their new van! 







Shirley frequently enjoys her Butchart Gardens Pass. She walks through all the pathways, views the incredible gardens, and rides on the Carousel. A great way to spend a morning or late afternoon on a sunny day.


Disability Alliance BC (DABC) Community Update

As of March 22, 2017, nurse practitioners are included on the list of health professionals who can certify the impacts of impairments for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC).
 
Nurse practitioners can help people who have one or more disabilities that affect vision, speaking, hearing, walking, eliminating, feeding, dressing, and mental functions necessary for everyday life, as well as those who require life-sustaining therapy.
 
The updated DTC application form can be downloaded from the Canada Revenue Agency website (click here) or requested by calling 1-800-959-8281.
Just a reminder that through the Access RDSP initiative, DABC provides help and support to apply for the DTC to British Columbians who are eligible for the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The DABC are working in partnership with Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) so that British Columbians with disabilities have the supports they need to open an RDSP.
 
For more help please call us at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278, or call the Access RDSP hotline at 1-844-311-7526.
 
Thank you to the Vancouver Foundation for their generous funding of this work.
Lakes Road House News 
                                                         
Brent holding a tray of seedlings that we grew at Lakes for the Forest Discovery Center Bee Garden. Everyone can grow flowers to help the bees!

First day at our plot at the community garden! We invite all Kardel people to come and see plot #7 at Providence farm.

 

   

Sentinel House News


Vicki and Lindsey went to the Touch a Truck event at the Panorama  Recreation Centre 
Vicki was pretty thrilled to see Marty the Marmot there and of course she got to check out some ambulances and fire trucks.  
A great day was had by both ladies.
Futures Club News
                                                         
Futures Club spent a sunny Friday afternoon at Gorge Kinsmen Park and were featured on Sawatsky Sign Off on CTV.
 
Click here to view the video 

 
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