Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spectrum’s E-Newsletter for May 2010

In this issue, you will meet Adam Koerner, read about two upcoming workshops – with John Lord, and with Michael Kendrick, find out about B.C. People First’s conference “Unity in Action,” and hear about strategic planning. Continue reading

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Inspiring Possibilities through Innovative Leadership: Two Days with Michael Kendrick and Mitch Loreth

A not to be missed opportunity, June 7th and 8th in Burnaby: “…we are very much capable of, sincerely and with great care, choosing values and assumptions that bring added life possibilities much closer for people who would otherwise be denied them. It is this wonderful potential to bring out the good in all of us, that is the prize that awaits those who take up the problem of deep attitude with concern and hope.” “Life-Giving Values,” by Michael Kendrick Continue reading

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Strategic Planning

We’ve embarked on a slightly different process for our current round of strategic planning, which will take us from 2010 – 2013 – a time of great changes and potential. With feedback and advice from our recent CARF surveyors during the summer, we wanted to do something that was a bit more processive, ensured inclusion of as many stakeholders and possible and would give us a good sense of direction without leaving us stuck at any point…. Continue reading

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Excited about John Lord’s visit next week? So are we! Some spaces left!

Across Canada and around the world, people and communities are engaging fellow citizens in conversations about how we build inclusive, welcoming communities. This work is beginning to lead to new ways of thinking and acting related to how we support people who are vulnerable because of disability, chronic illness, or aging. John Lord has called this a New Story because it transforms us and the supports we construct in community….

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Meet your CLBC Vancouver Community Council

Community Living BC (CLBC) and the Vancouver Community Council invite you to their 3rd annual evening of information, discussion and networking. Continue reading

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Reviewing Staffed Residential Services with CLBC

Community Living BC (CLBC) staff met with Spectrum this week to review the supports for people we serve with a particular focus on people who have staff providing support in their homes. Continue reading

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Spectrum’s Person of the Month: Adam Koerner

What is your favorite thing about your job? I love to work and to think positively. I am a hard worker. I work hard towards potentially finding new friends and would like to maintain healthy relationships that will establish a successful future. Continue reading

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