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AutismBC Talks: Navigating CLBC Funding and Services
October 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for an informative AutismBC Talks: Navigating CLBC Funding and Services where we discuss Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) funding and the various services available to individuals with disabilities.
This Talk is designed to empower families and individuals with disabilities to better understand how CLBC operates and how to access the support they need.
Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:
- Understanding CLBC Services: We will provide a comprehensive overview of the services CLBC funds once eligibility is determined. Learn about the support offered within both the disability stream and the Personalized Support Initiative (PSI) stream, covering areas such as community inclusion (C.I.), employment, life skills, and housing.
- Allocation of Funding: Gain insights into how CLBC allocates funding using tools like the Guide to Support Allocation (GSA) and Priority tools. Understand the different funding models, including Agency, Individualized Funding (IF), and microboard arrangements.
- Funding Amounts: Discover how much funding you can expect, including information on respite care. We’ll clarify whether Community Inclusion (C.I.) funding can be used for respite services and vice versa.
- Accountability: Learn about the mechanisms in place to oversee the spending of allocated funds and the provision of services. We’ll discuss the role of CLBC in ensuring accountability.
- Addressing Concerns: Find out who to reach out to if you’re not satisfied with the funding provided or the services received. Understand the steps to resolve issues and advocate for your needs.
- Additional Information: In addition to the core topics mentioned above, we will share essential information that families and individuals with disabilities should be aware of when navigating CLBC services and funding.
Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to make informed decisions and access the support that best suits your needs. Don’t miss this opportunity to demystify CLBC funding and services and take a step toward enhancing the quality of life for yourself or your loved ones with disabilities. Join us for this enlightening Talk and gain the confidence to navigate the CLBC system effectively.
Speakers: Alexis Greene, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy & Government Relations, CLBC & Kam Judge, Manager, Policy & Government Relations, CLBC
Alexis Greene, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy & Government Relations, CLBC
Alexis Greene is the Senior Policy Analyst, Policy & Government Relations at Community Living BC. She has over 10 years of experience in the development and implementation of service delivery policy in the Community Living sector, working with individuals, families, service providers, and government partners such as the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Before this role, she worked for the Ontario Government in various policy positions, including in income assistance policy (e.g., Ontario Disability Support Program).
Alexis has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Queen’s University. She lives in New Westminster with her husband and two children.
Kam Judge, Manager, Policy & Government Relations, CLBC
Kam Judge is the Manager, Policy & Government Relations at Community Living BC. She has 20 years of experience in the community living sector, as a dedicated leader, overseeing a variety of community and residential services, focused on person-centered practice and community living values. Previous to this role, she was the CEO of a contracted service provider on Vancouver Island and a Board member with the BC CEO Network.
Kam has worked closely with individuals, families, and service providers, as well as with Community Living BC, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Island Health. Kam demonstrates an ability to build meaningful relationships and an ongoing commitment to partners and government relations.
Kam has extensive experience in the areas of policy and practice development, service provision, human resources, budget administration and quality assurance.
Kam has a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria. She lives in Victoria, BC with her husband and three children.
About Community Living BC (CLBC):
Community Living BC, or CLBC, is the provincial crown corporation that funds support and services to adults with developmental disabilities, as well as individuals who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and who also have significant difficulty doing things on their own. The law that describes our role is the Community Living Authority Act. To see if you or your family member might be eligible, visit the Am I Eligible for CLBC Support? page.
CLBC was created in 2005 when individuals and families came together with the government to create a separate agency to meet their unique needs. CLBC works with individuals, families, service providers, and community and government partners to help create communities of belonging, and lives with connection.
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