Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Changing Role of Community Support Workers

Spectrum’s “101 Friends” Personal Support Networks project is excited to offer this day with two leaders respected for their innovative, person-centred approaches to inclusion and personal support network facilitation. . . . the focus in community living has shifted away from institutional to more individualized services, with the role of Community Support Workers changing dramatically from one of care-taking to facilitation – meaning, “to make easier.” What exactly is it we’re making easier? How do we do that?
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A great summer holiday!

Chris and his dad boating! Continue reading

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Review, “The Freedom Tour,” by Chris Lee

“…a testament to the strength of the human will and the simple, yet powerful, dignity in being able to make one’s own life choices that most people in Canada take for granted. Ultimately, the stories of the survivors are hopeful, as they remind us that the world could be a better place if we were to consider people first.”
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Spectrum’s Person of the Month: Judy Wong

the wonderful Judy Wong is our person of the month! Check this out for a photo in which she looks her usual calm and collected self despite a million things racing through her mind and around her desk. I have another photo of her surrounded in flames at a barbecue. Actually she looks totally in control there too… Continue reading

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A Peak at Community Inclusion

a little photo album of some folks in their neighbourhoods… Continue reading

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Spectrum Society’s 2010 Picnic in the Park!

Jule 28th – be there or be square! Check out the poster here. Continue reading

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Ryan and Nevada receive honors

Ryan (center) and Nevada (3rd from right) received Distinguished Service awards from the Surey Crime Prevention Society by the Surrey RCMP and Certificates of Appreciation from The Province of British Columbia for their volunteer work with the Central City Community … Continue reading

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