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Building Personal Support Networks Workshop – Vancouver Centre for Peace

February 21, 2011


A one-day workshop for staff, families and self advocates

In 2007, CLBC funded four demonstration projects that examined ways of deepening and expanding personal support networks in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. In follow up to this work, CLBC partnered with Spectrum Society to develop a one-day workshop that is being hosted in communities throughout the province. Local agencies bring together people in their community who are interested in exploring this issue.

This workshop is intended to create a dialogue on building personal support networks, and to expand on some of the lessons learned through the demonstration projects.

␣ Learn about the concept of a personal support network;

␣Hear success stories from other areas of the province and contribute your own ideas

and stories;

␣ Network with others in your community and learn about networking opportunities;

␣ Generate solution-oriented steps and strategies for expanding relationships

You are invited! Please see below for information on the upcoming workshop in Vancouver


Host agency: Spectrum Society for Community Living

Date: February 25, 2011

Time: *Coffee will be available at 9:00* 9:30 – 4:00

Location: Centre for Peace (Canadian Memorial Church) – 1825 West 16th Ave.

Cost: Costs for this workshop are provided by a grant from CLBC so there is no registration fee. However, seating is limited so you must pre-register.

To register:

Contact Judy Wong, Office Manager, Spectrum Society (604) 323-1433 or

*Lunch will be provided*

About the Presenters

Aaron Johannes and Susan Stanfield are Co-Directors of Spectrum Society for Community Living in Vancouver, B.C. They were the project leaders for Spectrum’s demonstration project on building personal support networks and have worked extensively with individuals and families to develop inclusive, community-based supports over the past twenty years.

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