Monthly Archives: June 2009

Welcome to Spectum’s e-newsletter for July!

Welcome to our newsletter. Happy Canada Day! Click through to read more, or to see the whole newsletter. There’s lots going on – stories about the folks we support and in various areas – an upcoming picnic, a day (or two) with David Pitonyak (our first public training event), new ideas and innovations… Continue reading

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Spectrum’s Summer Picnic 2009

You are all invited!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from 3pm to 6pm at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver.
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A Day with David Pitonyak: “The Importance of Belonging”

Please join us for “A Day with David Pitonyak, The Importance of Belonging,” August 20th, 2009, 9 – 4, Hilton Hotel, Metrotown. David is one of the most inspirational and articulate of leaders in community living, who’s work has inspired much of what we’ve done over the last few years. See here for more details.
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“Appreciative Inquiry” – by Chad Clippingdale

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an organizational development process which focuses on change. In the past it was thought that the best way to bring about change is to identify the most pressing problems… Continue reading

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Woodlands Tower: Marion’s story

Some of you may know Marion, who lives in the same building as Shirlane and Vicky. Here, she is featured in an article about the fate of the Woodlands Tower, along with parent Jackie Maniago, who Susan and I were lucky enough to meet at a workshop. Continue reading

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Thanks from a Family member

Families have always been one of our greatest resources and strengths and we are glad to support them to participate in training and learning that often increases their leadership with our agency. Here’s one letter… Continue reading

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Virgie, George and Jenny off to Whistler and Velma prepares for summer in Sechelt

Virgie, George, Jenny and Velma are some of the folks we support: here are stories about them as their summer begins! Continue reading

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