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Wanted: Awesome people making a difference!

The Inclusion Awards recognize individuals and organizations that increase opportunities for community members who have an intellectual disability to contribute in a real and meaningful way to life in our society.  We need your help finding those people!  Please take a few minutes to fill out our nominations form so we can recognize the people who make our community better!

Check out the following awards and see if there is someone you know who fits the description!  Nomination form is below.

Real Work Award

Is given to employers who have employed persons who have an intellectual disability, have a positive attitude and willingness to provide appropriate supports, and promote inclusive employment practices.

Citizenship Award

is given to an individual or an organization for specific contributions that have demonstrated a positive impact on the lives of persons who have an intellectual disability.

Community Award

Is given to an individual or an organization for significant efforts to create greater awareness, acceptance, and understanding of persons with an intellectual disability.

Distinguished Membership Award

is given to an individual who has made a sustained commitment with demonstrated positive impact on the lives of persons with an intellectual disability.

 

Keep it Simple, Start With Hi

I have always been a firm believer that simple is usually better.  Why make things convoluted, complicated, and intimidating when they are really quite simple? So for me, being an advocate is simple.  Being an advocate doesn’t have to mean planning elaborate fundraisers, sitting through long meetings, or volunteering vast amounts of your time.  To me, being an advocate is simple. That is why I love Community Living BC’s new initiative called Start With Hi

This initiative interviewed six different individuals who all had different reasons of why feeling comfortable in their community is important.  To see the six individual videos please check out the website here.

To get an overview of what this initiative is all about please take a minute to watch the video below and then next time you’re out in the community where you might not know someone, start with hi!