Kardel Newsletter, Events & Programs
Kardel's 30th Anniversary Celebration

On the evening of September 21st we got together to celebrate Kardel's 30th anniversary at the Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse in Saanichton.  The weather was perfect, the food was great, and the music inspired lots of dancing!  The evening allowed former staff to come together with current staff to celebrate Kardel's contribution in ensuring the people we support live their lives to the fullest in the way that they choose.

Thank you to Mike for his DJ expertise in providing the music, to the organizing committee for all their hard work, and to everyone who joined in the celebration.  Many thanks to Karl and Jennifer for the wonderful party, but most of all for creating a company that we all love being a part of!      


Kardel's 30th Anniversary Celebration Photos








Home Share News
Annual PCPs at our home are a day long marathon with a break in the middle for a healthy lunch. Pat, our Kardel Home Share Coordinator takes us all on, in one setting, to hear our news, learn what activities we've been up to, and to set meaningful, measurable goals for the coming year.  This year Brittany, Kerry Anne, and Jocelyn will be reporting directly back to Pat monthly on the status of their goals... another step forward for them on the road to their independence, and one in which, I hope, will motivate them to actively work towards achieving them within the year. 
Ever kind and patient, this session which could seem long, actually works well towards furthering the relationship Pat has with the ladies I support and with me.

DABC Community Update: Annual Earnings Exemption for Provincial Disability Benefits Increased
 Effective October 1, 2017, the Annual Earnings Exemption (AEE) limit will increase by $2,400 for each person receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits. This earnings exemption allows people receiving PWD benefits to make money from employment over the calendar year without a reduction of their benefits. The AEE does not apply to money received from most other sources such as Canada Pension Plan benefits or Old Age Security benefits. The new AEE limits will be:
  1. Single person with a disability: $12,000
  2. Couple, one person with a disability: $14,400
  3. Couple, both people with a disability: $24,000
The increase in the AEE rate means that some people who previously exceeded their AEE limit earlier in 2017 may be eligible for a top-up of benefits. They are encouraged to contact the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction for further information.
Disability Alliance BC applauds these changes and the leadership taken by the Hon. Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction in recognizing the social and economic value of supporting people with disabilities in the workforce.
Additional Information

For further information, please contact Sam Turcott, Director of Advocacy Access at 604-872-1278 or toll free 1-800-663-1278.

Henry House News


Steve hosted a pub night at Henry House on September 9 and invited friends to join in and cheer on their favourite teams.  He also enjoyed a workout session with Bryan, doing some sit-ups. 



















Rob hosted a dinosaur hunt on the patio at Henry House.  They had the chance to enjoy the last of our summer weather!  Rob and Steve posed for a photo with the human statue at the last day of the Sidney summer market. 


Lifetime Networks Fall Programs
Lifetime Networks works hard to achieve their goal;  to increase the number of relationships in the lives of people with disabilities.  Throughout the year they offer many programs for adults with disabilities; cooking, music, photography, art, and social events.  For fall 2017, they've introduced three new programs:
  • Theatre Skills Class that will focus on general acting, dramatic storytelling, scene work, stage presence, and character development
  • Table Talk Group that encourages social connection and networking
  • Westshore Being a Citizen Cooking Program to learn how to cook foods from around the world
If you'd like to learn more about the programs at Lifetime Networks, click here to access their website.

Sentinel House News
Everyone at Sentinel attended the one day celebration. There truly was something for everyone there! Everyone enjoyed the music. Vicki of course enjoyed the Mascots.

Ken and Ron enjoyed the last days of summer at the Sidney Pier and everyone loved a recent trip to Butchart Gardens.


Community Living Victoria presents Spirit Unforgettable

Spirit Unforgettable is the powerful, devastating and inspiring story of the iconic Canadian rock band Spirit of the West, and their charismatic frontman John Mann who, in 2014, at the age of 51, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.  Community Living Victoria not only has a personal connection to this amazing band, we also understand the challenge of supporting individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's. Proceeds from this special screening will go to Community Living Victoria and the individuals we support.
Q & A with Spirit of the West band members to follow screening.

Click here for more details


Amelia House News

Amelia House has really been enjoying the cooler, sunny days.  We have been getting out a lot and have enjoyed many of the community activities including the One Day Celebration at Topaz Park, The Luxton Fair, final Sidney Market of the summer, Ocean Discovery Center, Swimming at Panorama Rec Center and the Kardel 30th Anniversary Celebration.  Kate also enjoyed a 3 day getaway to Tigh Na Mara in Parksville with her mom and day program worker.  We have a lot of exciting plans coming up for the Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas season and we can't wait to share them with you.

Inspiration 2017: A Young Leaders of Victoria Event
Inspiration 2017 is an opportunity for professionals to come together with other individuals who work in the same field and connect with colleagues from your own and other agencies.  It's a time to take a break from your regular schedule and do something to rejuvenate yourself.
Click here to view the poster for more details

Lakes House News

Jason went to the first ever Gabriola Music Festival this summer, and they saved Hanne, Brenda and Jason a prime parking spot, with a nice homemade sign

Brent turned 50 years old on the 27 th and had a party at Lakes- here he is getting ready to blow out  the candles with his mom and Hanne. 


Hillside House News

Val and Alex really enjoyed the 30th Anniversary Party.  Here they are busting a move on the dance floor! 

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