Families living in the Okanagan are invited 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.

  • Cost: FREE
  • When: from January 19th-22nd, 2021
  • Where: Virtual Zoom sessions
  • Who: Families living in the Okanagan who support a loved one with an intellectual disability.
  • Registration: Register here for all sessions. After you register you will receive one Zoom link that you can use for every session. You will be registering for all 8 events; this is a series that is meant to be taken together. We understand families are busy so if there are times you cannot attend, just attend the ones you can. Scholarships are available (see bottom of page). Please register by January 10, 2021.

Sessions

Rights, Processes, and Advocacy

Jan 19 | 4:30-6:30PM

Learn about what your rights are, how to excercise them, and how to advocate for yourself and your family member.

Hopes, Dreams, and Planning

Develop planning tools that will help support your vision of inclusion.

Jan 20 | 6:00PM-7:30PM

Self Determination

Learn from families and self-advocates about how they are making choices and managing their own lives.

Jan 21 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Movie Night

Jan 21 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Directed by Dan Habib, INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate. With facilitated conversation after the film.

Provincial and Local Resources

Jan 22 | 9:30-11:00AM

Learn what resources are available and how to access them.

Resilience and Self-care

Jan 23 | 10:00-11:00AM

Learn ways to increase resilience and self-care for yourself and your family.

Ignite Talks

Jan 20 & 22 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Learn about great things happening in the Okanagan.


Scholarships

Inclusion BC is able to offer some scholarships for childcare or other types of support to facilitate families’ participation. Please submit an application here.

Event Contact:

Jay Sandhu
Inclusion BC
1 844 488 4321
jsandhu@inclusionbc.org