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Vela's Annual General Meeting 2024

Annual General Meeting 2024

You’re Invited to Vela’s Annual General (AGM) Meeting You’re invited to Vela Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is our first in-person AGM in five years. The afternoon will begin with our AGM (available virtually for people who can not attend in person), followed by afternoon tea with time to socialize and celebrate being together.

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Criminal Records Review Program Update

The Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) is going through some updates and recently sent out an email about the upcoming changes. Please review the updates below: Microboards and Individualized Funding Users For Microboards and Individualized Funding users, there will not be a requirement to create a business BCeID and transition to the new online platform.

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Jiwan

In my own words – By Jiwan Dhanoa

In My Own Words by Jiwan Dhanoa My name is Jiwan Dhanoa. With the help of Vela and my family, I set up my Microboard which I have been using to manage the support services I receive from Fraser Health. Having my Microboard has meant my home life and support services have been stable and

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Renew Your Vela Membership (2023/2024)

Support Vela by Renewing your Membership or Becoming a Member Every year we send out a reminder to our members asking them to renew their membership. This year we are asking members to renew their membership, but also asking past members and future supporters to consider signing up for a membership or to provide a

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Linda Perry Receives Order of Canada Award

Linda Perry, Former Executive Director of Vela Canada, Receives Prestigious Order of Canada Award for Visionary Leadership within Disability Community Langley, British Columbia – Vela Canada is pleased to announce that Linda Perry, the former Executive Director of the organization, has been honored with the prestigious Order of Canada for her outstanding leadership and transformative

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Canadian Revenue Agency and WorkSafeBC 2024 Rates

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and WorkSafeBC Rates 2024

Updated Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and WorkSafeBC 2024 Rates Every year the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and WorkSafeBC update the rates employers need to know for payroll and paying premiums. The 2024 rates that employers need to be aware of are: CRA Mileage: The new rate for mileage is .70c/km for the first 5000km driven

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Enhancing and Strengthening Microboards (Webinar Series)

Enhancing and Strengthening Microboards (Part 1 & 2) The Enhancing and Strengthening Microboards webinar is a two-part series offering an opportunity for Microboards to review their core values and consider a Microboard’s best practices. We will discuss person-centred thinking and active listening and how to weave these concepts into a Microboard’s process. While reviewing Vela

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Give the Gift of Independence

Give the Gift of Independence Give the gift of independence this holiday season and help people with disabilities access services that enable them to live a self-directed and independent life. Your Gift Will: Help Vela deliver educational webinars and online chats.  Help a new family explore self-directed supports and independent living options. Help families build

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we're hiring

We’re Hiring a Part-time Facilitator

We’re Hiring! We are hiring a part-time facilitator for 30 hours per week. This is a remote position open to applicants throughout British Columbia.  This position will be for a two year period of time to coincide with a grant project that our team is currently undertaking. Vela is seeking a creative and adaptable individual

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Annual General Meeting 2023

You’re Invited to Vela’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) You’re invited to Vela Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is an opportunity to show your support for Vela and be involved in Vela’s goals and direction. If you are a Vela member, you will have an opportunity to vote for changes happening with Vela Canada.  Date:

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