Children in Care – Conversation for Families

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“Do you have a child who is in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development through a special needs or voluntary care agreement? To place a child with extra support needs into the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development is a very painful and challenging decision for any family to make. Often, the family feels judged and guilty. On top of this, during the stress of COVID-19, families have struggled even further to see their child when in care. If this resonates with you, please join other families like yourself for a candid conversation of what this experience has been like for you. Find support and strength in this wider network of families on a similar journey.

For more information, please contact Mandy Young at  .

 

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Calendar for Connection Launch ZOOM Party

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Join us as we celebrate the launch of the Calendar for Connection via ZOOM.

Come say hi and ask all your questions. Everyone is welcome!

Registration required. You’ll need a phone, tablet or laptop and the zoom app.

 
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What is Calendar for Connection?

The new Calendar for Connection is hosted on the Family Support Institute website and focuses on highlighting social connection events and activities that are accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Are you bored and lonely because of COVID? Do you want to stay connected with other people? Interested in yoga? Cooking? Self Advocacy? Check out the new Calendar for Connection for activities, workshops and conversations that you can access now.

Click here to check out the Calendar for Connection now! https://familysupportbc.com/calendar-cfc/

Creating your Village

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Community is a word that has been getting a lot of attention lately. We all want to build a stronger, more unified, inclusive community but, as individuals, don’t always know where to start. Over the past several months, the Village Team has been working together on a project to solve this problem. Although people are technically connected more than ever, the actual human connection has eroded. Introducing: Village is a mobile app launching in the new year that connects users to their community of people who simply want to help. Whether it be errands, caregiving, housekeeping, item sharing, or emotional support, Village is the key to unlocking the potential of a person’s support network. Village is not another social media network, we are a connection tool so you can spend your time supporting those around you. Village also has a Friend Finder to find people in your area that have similar interests or lifestyles.

We wholeheartedly believe that community is the answer to so many of the issues we face today and that Village is more than just an app but a movement towards a more connected, kind, empathetic world.

For more information, please contact Tracey Beckett at

 

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We’re In This Together Tuesdays

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These virtual meetings are hosted by BC People First members and friends! Join us on Zoom to connect, learn with us, share stories or concerns, and ask questions! We want to have good conversation and connection each week.

You can attend just one meeting or attend every week. Tuesday evenings 7PM to 8PM. We hope you can make it to a few!

Each Tuesday will bring new discussion topics and good conversation with friends. We are here for you! This is a safe space where we can talk about what is affecting us right now, good and bad. We want to hear what you’re feeling about the coronavirus pandemic but also anything else you want us to share with us at BC People First. What matters to you right now? What do you want BCPF to advocate for in our province? Do you have any good things to share with others? Do you have any questions or concerns you want us to pass on for you to CLBC or the government? Overall, we want to connect with our BCPF Members and other Self-Advocates during these times of social distancing while we can’t plan our usual social events and educational activities.

PLEASE NOTE: For this event, you’ll need a phone, tablet or laptop and the zoom app.

Be sure you download the Zoom app on your computer or smartphone. Attend just one meeting or a few, we’ll be glad to have you there!.

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Holiday Carols

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Come sing your heart out or just sit back and enjoy listening as we come together to sing our favorite holiday classics like Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Frosty and more!

 
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Yoga 4 All with Maria (video)

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Join us this week for a 15-minute calming and recharging pre-recorded mindfulness and yoga video with Maria! Move your body and calm your mind as Maria guides you through gentle movements with accommodations for all abilities.

Maria is a certified Yoga instructor with a degree in Functional Nutrition and a fabulous staff in our GH Options program!

 
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Trivia Champions

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Do you want to be a Trivia Champion? Or maybe you’re already a master of trivia? Join your host Rem in this gameshow-style event to learn, have fun, and show off your knowledge!

 

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Yoga and Stretching

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Relax your way into the weekend… get ready to move, stretch, and breathe.

Join our host, Amanda, for a full-body stretching session to wind down your week. Amanda started doing yoga a few years ago as a way to center herself and come back to her body in anxious moments. You’ll want to be in a comfortable, open space on this call and might like to use some of the following items to set the mood: lighting, incense, a candle, a blanket or sweater, towel or yoga mat, and maybe even a chair.

For this event, you’ll need a phone, tablet or laptop and the zoom app.

PLEASE NOTE: For this event, you’ll need a phone, tablet or laptop and the zoom app.

 
Click Here to Join us on zoom  The password is “zoom”.

  Or from the Zoom app, enter the Meeting ID 869 8145 7463.