a marina at Campbell River at sunset. The sky is clear of clouds and a steady gradient of blue to light orange. sailboats crowded at the docks on the right reflect clearly on the water. white text to the left reads "Campbell River Community Engagement Sessions"

Featured image taken by Lisa Bournelis, author of children’s book Louis and the Dictator

 

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Campbell River is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Ligwiłda’xw people; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah First Nations. We acknowledge the Metis, Inuit and Urban Indigenous People who also live throughout this territory. 

 

Conversations in Campbell River

Thank you to everyone for your interest and contributions in the community conversations in Campbell River.

Although these sessions have ended, we still value your ideas!

Take this survey to add your ideas about how supports and services could work better in Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Fill out the survey here


 

We are hosting conversations to hear about how there can be a better network of services and supports for children and youth with support needs in Campbell River and surrounding areas. We invite you to join us; we need to hear your ideas.

This event is free for everyone to attend.

 

These conversations have been designed with the intention of creating inclusive, culturally safe, and accessible spaces to connect. 

Children and youth with support needs are 0-19 years of age, have a disability, diagnosed or undiagnosed, need support, and/or have a possible developmental delay. 

 

Registration is encouraged to support our planning for food and space but is not mandatory. Everyone is welcome to drop in and join the conversations.

 

We had conversations with:

  • Youth, families, and caregivers.
    • In Campbell River – Saturday, May 27, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Local community service providers.
    • In Campbell River – Friday, May 26, 10 am to 12 pm

In each conversation, participants are invited to share their ideas about:

  • What services and supports for children and youth with support needs are working well in Campbell River? 
  • What gaps in services and support exist? 
  • What does a better network of services and supports look like in Campbell River? 

Location:

Laichwiltach Family Life Society (gym)
441 – 4th Avenue
Campbell River, BC 

There Will Be:

  • Space and support for dialogue
  • Food will be provided
  • Child care options available
  • Support for transportation available
  • Quiet space available on site and follow-up support

Registration:

Registration is encouraged to support our planning for food and space but is not mandatory. Everyone is welcome to drop in and join the conversations.

If you prefer to register for the conversations via phone, please call us at 1-844-488-4321.

More Details:

All conversations have been created in partnership with local community organizations to consider the specific circumstances of Campbell River, the young people, and families in need of support who live there.  

For families, the conversations are designed to include all families with children and youth with disabilities or other support needs that want to express their ideas. Youth are welcome to attend too. 

For local community service providers, we want to hear about your experience supporting families and what can be different to better support them.  

What we hear from these conversations will be reported back to the community of Campbell River in a written report and a virtual session. 

Click here to read about the engagement process for the Community-Led Collaboration project

Following this virtual session, there will be another conversation in the fall of 2023 with the broader community to think about ways to build better networks and involve all community partners that need to join this conversation, like schools and school districts, child care centres, community centres, health authorities, recreational organizations, etc.  

The results from all the conversations will also inform a report to the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) with the expectation that all this will inform the future of services for children and youth with support needs (CYSN) in British Columbia.  

Ways to Participate:

We invite everyone to join the conversations. There are multiple ways to participate, like attending sessions in person or virtually via Zoom, filling in a short survey, sending us an email with your ideas (clcproject@inclusionbc.org), or calling 1-844-488-4321.

Take this survey to add your ideas about how supports and services could work better in Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Fill out the survey here

Spread the word! We want to reach as many people in your community as we can. Download the posters to share here:

 


 

Conversations in Gold River

Thank you to everyone for your interest and contributions in the community conversations in Gold River.

Although these sessions have ended, we still value your ideas!

Take this survey to add your ideas about how supports and services could work better in Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Fill out the survey here


 

 

We are hosting a conversation in Gold River as part of the Conversations in Campbell River and surrounding areas.

We want to hear from families, caregivers, youth and service providers in Gold River about how there a can be a better network of services and supports for children and youth with support needs. Children and youth with support needs are 0-19 years of age, have a disability, diagnosed or undiagnosed, need support, and/or have a possible developmental delay.

 

We will host a conversation for youth, families and caregivers on Thursday, June 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Ray Watkins Elementary School cafeteria.

There will be childcare available on-site or you can receive support for babysitting in your own home

On June 2nd we will be part of the Health Fair in the Ray Watkins Elementary School gym where we hope to connect and hear from families, caregivers, and service providers. 

 

At each of these opportunities, participants are invited to share their ideas about:

  • What services and supports for children and youth with support needs are working well in Gold River? 
  • What gaps in services and support exist? 
  • What does a better network of services and supports look like in Gold River? 

If you have questions, you can call:

Inclusion BC 1-844-488-4321

Fatima McCarthy, Children’s Health Hub 250-283-7108

 

Ways to participate

  • Attend one of the in-person sessions
  • Fill in a short survey
  • Send us an email with your ideas to clcproject@inclusionbc.org, or call 1-844-488-4321.

 

Spread the word with families in Gold River, we want to reach as many as we can. You can download the poster to share here:

gold river families and service providers of children and youth with disabilities or support needs, we want to hear from you. Families and local community service providers in gold river and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a conversation about services and supports for children and youth with disabilities or other support needs in your community. We'll explore what is working for families, what is missing, and what better services and supports could look like in order to inform the future of services. At the Ray Watkins elementary school. 500 trumpeter drive, gold river, bc. Family session: Thursday June first, six to eight P.M. in the cafeteria. Health fair, all welcome: Friday June second, ten A.M. to two P.M. in the gym. This is a free event. Support for childcare will be available. Food will also be provided. For more information, please visit: inclusionbc.org/campaigns/clcp-campbell-river/#goldriver. if you require more event details or information, please contact Fatime McCarthy, Children's Health Hub at 250-283-7108 or Inclusion BC at 1-844-488-4321