The Connecting the Fraser Valley Working Group invites families living in the Fraser Valley to attend a series of FREE virtual sessions. Learn ways to strengthen your advocacy and access resources to help build a good life for your loved one with a disability. Join other families in sharing knowledge and developing community support.
This series is meant to be taken together and registration is for all 8 events. As families are busy, there may be times you cannot attend. You are welcome to attend the ones you can.
Please register by October 12, 2021. After you register you will receive one Zoom link for each session. You can learn more about each session in the session details section below.
Inclusion BC is able to offer some bursaries for child care or other supports to facilitate families’ participation. You can submit a bursary application here.
- Cost: FREE (Bursary for child care available, see details above)
- When: 8 sessions between October 18, 2021, and November 4, 2021
- Where: Virtual Zoom sessions
- Who: Families living in the Fraser Valley (Hope to Langley) who support a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability
- Event Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-777-9100
Ignite Talks: First Session and Welcome by Elder Frank Charlie
October 18, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Topic “Disability and Rights in Canada” – Learn about the rights of a person with a disability in Canada.
Rights, Processes, and Advocacy
October 19, 2021 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Learn about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and how to advocate for yourself and your family member.
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Learn from a panel of self advocates about how they are making choices and managing their own lives and from a family member on how to support self-determination.
Ignite Talks: Second Session
October 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Topic “Initiatives” – Learn about great things happening in the Fraser Valley.
Hopes, Dreams, and Planning
October 26, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Develop planning tools that will help support your vision of inclusion.
October 28, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Learn about options for planning for the future. Featuring Plan Institute.
Resources in the Fraser Valley
November 2, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn what resources are available and how to access them.
Resilience and Self-care
November 4, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Learn ways to increase resilience and self-care for yourself and your family.