Protected: Setting the culture

 September 14, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

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Protected: It makes a difference, when it’s someone you love

 September 14, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

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Protected: Mom’s message: you are not alone

 September 14, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

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Protected: Tyler has a job! A paying job!

 September 14, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

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The Painted Chair: More than a store, it’s a family

 September 13, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Nicole and Ravi greet visitors on The Painted Chair sales floor. The B.C. government has recognized September as Disability Employment Month. Learn about how Community Living BC is working with individuals, families, employers, community groups and government partners to increase employment for people with developmental disabilities through the Community Action Employment Plan here.  You can also visit www.AccessibleEmployers.ca to  find resources for creating inclusive workplaces and click here …


Kamloops YMCA-YWCA Adds a Third Mental Wellness Program to Help Teens and Young Adults with Anxiety in BC

 September 7, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health /  No Comments

Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is now offering a third program to help youth and young adults manage stress, worries and anxiety. With funding support provided by the Government of British Columbia, the new YMCA Teen Mindfulness Group program is a part of the Y Mind initiative in addition to the YMCA Youth Mindfulness Group and the Mind Fit program. Through this expansion, more young people will have the chance learn strategies to manage anxiety through evidence based programming led by trained mental healt …


Inclusivity in the Workplace – Community Living BC

 August 30, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

By TK Torme(originally published in the Pacific Autism Family Network’s Voices of Autism newsletter) The workplace can be a minefield for all individuals especially for those who are on the autism spectrum. Words, small talk, social networking, social chit chat – it’s all confusing. Not understanding the subtle cues behind the words and faces of people make it even more of a challenge. When we communicate, we can say hurtful and mean words to others. We are misunderstood. Many people on the auti …


Careers @ ASK: Life Skills Worker – Fairhaven Supportive Housing (Penticton) – ASK Wellness Society

 August 30, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Health, Kamloops /  No Comments

  Join Us! Whether you are a student, recent graduate just starting out, or a senior professional, we’re always looking for great individuals to join our team. For us, finding the right people fit for our culture is key. When we achieve this, we come together to provide hope and collaboration.  Please note we do not keep resumes on file so check back often, like us on Facebook or Twitter to get notification of the latest employment opportunities. ASK-FairhavenSupportiveHousing-PermanentPartTime- …


Careers @ ASK: Life Skills Worker – Juniper House (Merritt) – ASK Wellness Society

 August 30, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Health, Kamloops /  No Comments

  Join Us! Whether you are a student, recent graduate just starting out, or a senior professional, we’re always looking for great individuals to join our team. For us, finding the right people fit for our culture is key. When we achieve this, we come together to provide hope and collaboration.  Please note we do not keep resumes on file so check back often, like us on Facebook or Twitter to get notification of the latest employment opportunities. ASK-LifeSkillsWorkerJuniper-CasualJob-August2018 …


ASK Wellness unveils Juniper House | Merritt Herald – ASK Wellness Society

 August 30, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Health, Kamloops /  No Comments

The ribbon has been cut to a new supportive housing complex in Merritt, a project that has been nearly a decade in the making. ASK Wellness Society, in partnership with BC Housing, opened the doors to their recently completed affordable housing complex at an open house on Aug. 23. Dubbed ‘Juniper House,’ the three storey building at 2270 Quilchena Avenue in Merritt is designed to provide at-risk members of the community a safe, supportive place to live. Read the full story at merrittherald.com V …



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