Our event page provides opportunities for families to connect and experience new activities in a stress-free, accepting space. Check out our special events below for more information and dates. This calendar is updated regularly, so please check back often. Please get in touch if you have an event to share with us.
Do you want to learn from people with experience fighting for their rights in an ableist society? Do you want to learn about housing rights and self-advocacy? Join our panel of experienced self-advocates for stories, advice, and a live Q&A about the challenges and solutions people have found!
We will send an email reminder through your Eventbrite registration with the Zoom login information to all registered attendees on October 26th, 1 day before the event. (Check your promotions/junk folder if you don’t find it in your inbox this day or email ). We hope you can make it!
This event is hosted by the Self-Advocate Leadership Network of BC and includes a presentation by BC People First Society about housing rights and a panel on housing rights and self-advocacy. Panel members will share stories from their lives about housing experiences to allow the audience to explore why community living is essential. There will be time for questions from the audience at the end.
Meet the Presentation & Panel Speakers:
David Sherritt, Self-Advocate Mentor
Charlene Barney, Office Assistant & Self-Advocate
David Johnston, Facilitator & Self-Advocate Mentor
Gerry Juzenas, Self-Advocate & Public Speaker
Margaux Wosk, Self-Advocate & Artist
Lorie Sherritt, Self-Advocate Consultant
Jo-Anne Gauthier, BC People First President
This presentation is for allies, supporters and caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities, government officials, services providers, self-advocacy group members, and anyone who wants to learn more about housing and human rights. We hope you can make it!
As a provincial organization, Family Support Institute acknowledges that our work spans across all of the traditional, ancestral and unceded Indigenous territories in BC. Therefore, we respectfully honour all First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, as well as their ancestors, who have lived here and cared for these lands. It is with gratitude that we can live, learn and do our work in the province now known as British Columbia.