CLBC's E-Newsletter    |    December 2016
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A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips
Artist reborn: Teresa is celebrated by her new community

When Franke James introduces her sister Teresa Pocock as an artist, Teresa will usually jump in to add that she’s also a poet, an author and a self advocate. Teresa recently published a book of her illustrations and poetry and her work was displayed at an exhibit and book launch in Vancouver. 

Click here to read her story, and find links to her work. 

Sarah and Andrea’s Story: One family’s journey toward community inclusion

Andrea and her mother Sarah, who live in Fort St. John, speak about how they have used both CLBC and community supports to improve their lives.

Click here to read their story.

B.C. family committed to good lives locally, globally

In the spirit of United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is celebrated every December 3, Rachelle Rasolofo Czerwinski’s efforts, both across the world in Madagascar and in Vancouver, are helping to build strong and supportive communities for everyone. 

Click here to read her story and learn more about the Madagascar Green Community Project. 

Moving out: Two daughters achieve
their dream

Beryl and Paddi are mothers and friends whose daughters, Stacey and Michaela, both lived at home for over 30 years and recently moved into their own apartments. We sat down with them to talk about what makes a home inclusive. 

Click here to read the full story and learn about new CLBC resources to help build the future of inclusive housing.

An open door: Truly loves helping
people succeed

“I always wanted to be in a helping profession. It didn’t matter what it was going to be,” says Truly Berge, facilitator in CLBC’s Dawson Creek office. For Truly, the most important measure of her success as a CLBC facilitator is how much she can help others to reach their own personal goals.

Click here to read Truly's profile.
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