September 2014

Dear members and allies of the BC Self Advocacy community,

We hope you are well and have enjoyed your summer.  

CLBC CEO, Seonag Macrae, and Self Advocate Advisor, Jessica Humphrey, are pleased to send you this update about what’s new here at Community Living BC.

New CEO at CLBC, Seonag Macrae

Since beginning as CEO last month, Seonag has been meeting with CLBC staff, community partners and individuals and their families around the province.  She feels it is important to take the time to learn more about CLBC, the people we serve and all the great work that is happening in the community living sector. 
Click here to learn more about Seonag.

Self Advocate Net website

Congratulations on the  great stories and articles being published by the self advocacy community on The Self Advocate Net is one way CLBC staff are being regularly connected to self advocate priorities, ideas and advocacy.

CLBC Newsletter, The Citizen. We need your input!

This September will be the last edition of The Citizen prepared by and edited by CLBC staff. In the future, this newsletter will be led by the new Editorial Board made up of individuals and families we serve. You can click here to read the Fall 2014 edition online, and learn more about the Editorial Board on page 6.

To have your say in what should go into the newsletter, click here to take a survey.

New materials on how CLBC makes decisions about funding and services

CLBC has written new information to explain how we make decisions about funding and services. This information is posted on our website.  You can also read the new policy and materials by clicking the links below:


Information about services in First Nations Communities

Starting in August 2014, people eligible for CLBC support are now able to access services in First Nations communities. The process used will be the same process CLBC uses for all the individuals and families we work with. Click here for more information.

CLBC / BCGEU Scholarship Update

In June, 24 successful applicants were awarded scholarships for the first year of the CLBC / BCGEU Scholarship Fund.  Individuals from all across BC were awarded scholarships for different education, training and recreation opportunities. These include the start of a small business to art classes to truck driver training.

The next time to apply to the Scholarship Fund will be in early 2015, so stay tuned!

If you have questions or feedback on any of the above information don’t hesitate to contact CLBC Self Advocate Advisor, Jessica Humphrey at or 778-679-2691.

Yours truly,

Seonag Macrae                     Jessica Humphrey                 
CEO                                                      Self Advocate Advisor             
Community Living BC                    Community Living BC


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