Nelson Homeshare Program Creates New Kind of Family

Due to a developmental disability, Amanda Logan, 22, is not able to live on her own. So she lives with Amanda Beavers and James Wilkinson and their two children Peyton, 10, and Piper, 8, in Nelson.

“My husband and I realized we want to give back,” says Beavers. “We have been blessed, lucky, in our life. We have this space, we have something to offer.”

Logan’s new family life (she moved in with them in October) is part of the homeshare program run by Community Connections Support Services. The program provides homes for people over 19 like Logan. Read More.....

22 Respectful Ways to Respond When Someone Uses the R-Word

How many of us have been in a conversation with someone — a friend or coworker, perhaps, or a new acquaintance — and he or she casually uses the R-word in a derogatory way? It can be a difficult situation to navigate, especially with someone you’re not totally comfortable with. What’s the best way to express how problematic and hurtful that word can be? Read More.....

Thank you Microtel for your generous donation!

Thank you Microtel!  Through their Common Ground Initiative and with the help of all of you, we were able to obtain enough votes to win!   We were very excited to be selected as one of the 3 great charities in Fort St. John to be part of this initiative and to be part of welcoming Microtel to Fort St. John.  Microtel generously donated $5,000.00 to The Fort St. John Association for Community Living.  This will go directly towards improving the quality of life of adults with developmental disabilities who live in our community. 

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Inclusive Hiring Helps Companies Reap Business Benefits

Companies such as his employer, SAP Canada Inc., are increasingly becoming aware that hiring people such as Huang is far more than being a good member of the community; it's good for business.  Read More....

 

MentorAbility 2015

The MentorAbility Booklet is a must read!  Check out the stories of the many wonderful businesses in Fort St John who participated in this project and what a great opportunity it was for individuals we support - some of the matches have resulted in employment.

Click here to read the MentorAbility Booklet

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The Fort St. John Association for Community Living was incorporated on January 23, 1960. We are a non-profit organization that has contracts with Community Living BC to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. We provide services in the Fort St. John and District area.

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