Conference: Thinking Like A Movement. April 10-14, 2016

My reflections on the Thinking Like a Movement Conference that I wanted to I bring back to Square Peg Society. This Conference was sponsored jointly by BACI, PosAbilities and InclusionBC, and hosted by Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack.  It was formulated around the ideas in Al Etamanski’s  Book, “Impact: Six Patterns to Spread your Social Read more about Conference: Thinking Like A Movement. April 10-14, 2016[…]

Meeting: April 21, 2016 Community Living BC Funding Eligibility Criteria

Our speaker was Douglas Lee, a clinical behavioral psychologist, the Clinical Director at Behavioural Solutions Inc., who as part of his practice, also conducts eligibility assessments for Community Living BC (CLBC). Dr. Lee played a crucial role in developing the eligibility criteria for Community Living BC (CLBC) programs; he was on committees which established the Read more about Meeting: April 21, 2016 Community Living BC Funding Eligibility Criteria[…]

Sun Run, April 17, 2016

  Congrats to Nima, who ran in a blistering time of 43:12! A respectable finish for all – Fred, 51:27; Mahmoud, 53:20; Sam, 1:05 18; Joette, 1:06; Aaron, 1:06 55; Laya, 1:18 21; Sue, 1:22 26; Alex, 1:25 42; Janet, 1:45 47; Janet W, 1:47 31.

March 17, 2016 Meeting: Legal & Financial Planning

Halldor K Bjarnason – Access Law Group Barrister and Solicitor Specializing in Disability Trust Planning, halldor@accesslaw.ca  604.697.0231 Tina Cheung – Vancity Wealth Planner Sonesh Chikhlia – Vancity Wealth Planner Registered Disability Savings Plan Tina Cheung spoke briefly on the federal Registered Disability Savings Plans. RDSPs can be established for your individual with a disability at Read more about March 17, 2016 Meeting: Legal & Financial Planning[…]

February 18, 2016, Meeting: The Ready, Willing & Able Employment Initiative

The Ready, Willing & Able Employment Initiative (RWA), in BC, is being hosted by the Pacific Autism Family Centre and Inclusion BC.  Jenna Christianson-Barker, is the Director of Adult Programs at Pacific Autism Family Centre; her role within RWA is to oversee the positions of Anjela Godber, the Autism Outreach Manager, and Stacey Freeman, the Read more about February 18, 2016, Meeting: The Ready, Willing & Able Employment Initiative[…]

January 9, 2016 Housing Workshop: Howard Staples, Facilitator

Inclusive Housing Workshop, hosted jointly by VPTG & BACI Howard Staples, Facilitator   On January 9, 2016 we (Joette, Louvain, Laya and Mahmoud) joined a workshop entitled “Building Intentional Housing Communities” organized by the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) and Vancouver Parents Transition Group (VPTG). Most of the parents participating in this roundtable have Read more about January 9, 2016 Housing Workshop: Howard Staples, Facilitator[…]

November 26, 2015 Meeting: InclusionWorks Family Collectives

InclusionWorks! Family Collectives Presented by Catriona Johnson Catriona is the lead for the family-governed InclusionWorks! Saanich, is a resource parent for the Family Support Institute, and is the co-facilitator of Second Wave, a group of families & professionals exploring promising practices for supporting young adults.  She also worked with the US Senate Committee on Disability Read more about November 26, 2015 Meeting: InclusionWorks Family Collectives[…]