Virtual Learning Series

Over the next 18 months, Inclusion BC is collaborating with our community partners to host a series of virtual learning sessions. Contact Inclusion BC if you have any questions about the series: swanni@inclusionbc.org.


Connecting the Valley: from family to family

January 19-22, 2021

Families living in the Okanagan are invited to attend a series of eight 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. To register or learn more, visit: https://inclusionbc.org/connecting-the-valley/.

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Youth Employment Summit

Presented by Inclusion BC

February 18-20, 2021

To learn more, browse the schedule, and to register, visit: https://inclusionbc.org/youth-employment-summit/

Co-hosted by Inclusion BC and the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo, in partnership with UNITI. Made possible by an Accessibilty Project Grant from Disability Alliance BC.


Webinar Videos

The Successful Project

With the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo

December 3, 2020

Hosted by the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo and Inclusion BC, in partnership with UNITI. Sponsored by the BCCEO Network, the Provincial Guardian and Trustee of BC and the Province of BC.


Connecting Communities

With Sarah Jama

November 13, 2020

Co-hosted by the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo and Inclusion BC, in partnership with UNITI. Sponsored by the BCCEO Network, the Provincial Guardian and Trustee of BC and the Province of BC.


You Can Vote! With Guest Melanie Callas from Elections BC

October 14, 2020

This is a plain language video about the process of voting in the BC provincial election.

Inclusion BC welcomed Melanie Callas, Outreach Coordinator with Elections BC, to host the 5th webinar in our Virtual Learning Series.

Melanie talked about the voting process and answered questions about voting and the election.

Co-hosted by the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo and Inclusion BC, in partnership with UNITI.


      

To celebrate Disability Employment Month in September, Inclusion BC partnered with Mentorability to host a series of workshops for self advocate job seekers. Hosted by employment specialist Jose Duarte, the videos help self advocates prepare for the job search, build their resume and ace the interview.

Co-hosted by MentorAbility, Inclusion BC and the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo, in partnership with UNITI and CASE. Sponsored by the BCCEO Network, the Provincial Guardian and Trustee of BC and the Province of BC.

About the Presenter: Jose Duarte is an employment specialist, life coach and human resources consultant. He is a Career Developer Practitioner with Douglas College and is part of the Career Development Practice Certificate Program Advisory Committee at Douglas College. He has worked as an Employer Relations Specialist in a Non-profit organization for almost 4 years.

Pre-Employment: Reflecting on your abilities and passions

This 45-minute webinar video will help self advocate job seekers reflect on their talents, passions and interests. Explore ways to start looking for work by reflecting and exploring:

  • Reflect: What are you passionate about? Do you have a natural ability that could help guide your path?
  • Explore: Where to start looking for work

Build a Great Resume

This 45-minute webinar video will help self advocate job seekers build or update their resume to get the job they want. Learn how to tailor your resume to fit a job description. Bring your resume!


Ace the Interview

Video coming soon!

This 45-minute webinar video will help self advocate job seekers prepare for different types of interviews. Learn about the different types of interviews and the steps necessary to prepare for the interview. Also learn some tips to help you ace the interview.


October

Diversity Includes

NOTICE: this month-long MLA engagement campaign and webinar series has been postponed to 2021 due to the provincial election in BC.

Meeting with your MLA

*New meeting dates TBA*

In this one-hour session (same session available on three dates), Inclusion BC members will learn how to arrange meetings with Members of the Legislative Assembly and how to communicate with them to raise issues that are relevant to them and their community. Learn more about becoming an Inclusion BC member.

Presenters: Karla Verschoor and Erika Cedillo

Where: Virtual Zoom Session
Who: For Inclusion BC members (learn more about Inclusion BC membership)

The Meeting

Participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their skills on civic engagement and bring attention to issues that affect them and their community by meeting with their elected officials via Zoom or phone call.

When: *New meeting dates TBA*
Where: By Zoom or phone call
Who: Inclusion BC members

The Debrief

*New meeting dates TBA*

Participants will have the chance to debrief and reflect on their experience and share what they have learned from meeting with MLAs, in a supported environment. The same session is available on three separate dates.

Presenters: Karla Verschoor and Erika Cedillo


More about the Virtual Learning Series

Thank you to the Province of BC, the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC and BC CEO Network for supporting the Virtual Learning Series.