NEWS & STORIES

Give the Gift of independence

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. Help a new family explore self-directed supports and independent living options. Help families build a stronger connection

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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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Donor Helps Amplify Vela Canada

Every week Amplify Consulting Inc “amplifies remarkable people” and with this acknowledgment, the consulting agency will provide a donation to the chosen individual’s charity of choice. Out of all the charities, Vela Canada was fortunate to be Dr. Greg Thomas’ charity of choice. “The charity I chose is called Vela Canada. Vela has been around since

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Okanagan Mingles

Mingles in the Okanagan Hey Okanagan, we’re coming to see you!  Come say hi to Yvonne and Caitlin who will be hosting in-person mingles at different communities throughout the Okanagan.  Our Vela Mingles are an opportunity to gather and talk about topics relevant to Microboards and Individualized Funding (IF) with other local Microboards, IF recipients,

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Annual General Meeting 2022

You’re Invited to Vela’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) You’re invited to Vela Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). At this year’s AGM, we are holding a special resolution of proposed changes to Vela Microboard Association’s (Vela Canada) bylaws. Good standing Vela members are invited to vote on these proposed changes. You can view the updated bylaws

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COVID-19 Update:Info for Microboards & IF Users

COVID-19 Update: Info for Microboards & Individualized Funding Users As of Friday, March 11, 2022, BC is lifting some of it’s COVID-19 restrictions. The indoor mask policy is being repealed along with eased restrictions on long-term care visitors, faith gatherings and overnight camps for children and youth. Yesterday’s announcement also sets a pathway to lift

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Criminal Record Check How To Videos

Criminal Record Check After March 31, 2022 all existing Community Living BC (CLBC) contract holders must have their organization account set up with the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP), and process any outstanding or new criminal record checks through their accounts.  Criminal Record Checks for staff cannot be done at your local police detachment under our

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Renew Your Vela Membership

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 provide a donation. Being

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Paid Sick Leave

Paid Sick Leave The Government of British Columbia has implemented mandatory paid sick days where eligible employees are entitled to 5 paid sick days per year. Microboards and Individualized Funding (IF) Agents need to implement the mandate, however Community Living BC is in discussions with the Government of BC to learn the best way to support

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We’re Hiring

Job Description Vela is seeking a creative and adaptable individual to join our team as a part-time facilitator for 20 hours per week. Our facilitators are responsible for assisting individuals and families to explore the available support options, and to help mentor them throughout the process of creating the supports they envision. This is a

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