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Pathways To Independence Peer Group was created by Paul Gauthier, Executive Director of the Individualized Funding Resource Centre (IFRC) Society and Ruth Marzetti, Executive Director at Technology For Living as an exciting peer discussion group to meet regularly to discuss topics of concern and interest brought forward by group members, as well as explore common interests and ways to support one another. Guest Speakers, interesting Topics and Engaged Members have created a vibrant culture of community support and initiatives for people with disabilities in British Columbia.

On March 30th, 2020 Pathways To Independence launched a virtual platform which will enable people with disabilities across the Province to attend the meetings and participate fully. We are excited about the far reaching possibilities this will have for people with disabilities.

 

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MAY 25th, 2022, MEETING NOTES

We had a fabulous peer meeting with special guest presentation by Alvaro Silberstein, CEO and Founder of Wheel the World; a unique organization which supports the many opportunities for people with disabilities to visit destinations they never thought possible. Following Wheel the World, Ean Price presented his recent trip to Mexico, with travel tips and how he protects his wheelchair when travelling. We would like to thank all the peers for their contributions to this meeting.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP APRIL 27th, 2022, MEETING NOTES

This meeting had a full agenda including the Peers voting for the 2022 Simon Cox Student Design Competition Awards and our special guest speaker from TELUS who presented TELUS Tech for Good & Internet Good; discounted programs for people with disabilities and seniors. The meeting also included CSIL updates from the Association of CSIL Employers and reviews of recent CSIL topics.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MARCH 30th, 2022, MEETING NOTES

This meeting had a full agenda with special guest speakers from Google, who shared the Google Accessibility Trusted Tester Program and a workshop from Crisis Centre BC Foundation. The meeting was completed with community updates and updates for CSIL Employers.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP FEBRUARY 23RD, 2022, MEETING NOTES

This meeting had a full agenda with Technology for Living updates with a new technology video, updates for the new 5 Day Paid Sick Leave for British Columbia, COVID 19 Rapid Test Kits, and the new Home Support Assessment tool. Pathways welcomed special guests from the RBC Foundation with an important presentation for Technology for Living.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP JANUARY 26TH, 2022, MEETING NOTES

This meeting had a full agenda with Technology for Living updates, Omicron and PPE, Miscellaneous COVID-19 updates and the new 5 Day Paid Sick Leave for British Columbia.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP NOVEMBER 24TH, MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the October 27th, meeting. The meeting covered current and important updates, in addition to having guest speaker Ken Lewis of KMK Law give a very interesting presentation on Wills and Estates.


DISABILITY & ESTATE PLANNING, KEN KRAMER, Q.C., TEP

Ken Kramer gave a great presentation on Disability and Estate Planning during the November 24th, 2021 Pathways Meeting. This valuable and important information is in this PowerPoint presentation is outlined and expanded upon in the November 2021 Pathways Meeting Notes


COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS – GUIDELINES FOR REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION (EXEMPTION) PROCESS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AFFECTED BY THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER ORDERS

Released by the BC Centre for Disease Control, these guidelines explain the process of applying for an exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccination. This is especially useful as it details the role the employer has in this process to receive confirmation that a request has been made by one of their employees.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP OCTOBER 27TH, MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the October 27th, 2021 meeting. The meeting covered current and important updates in addition to a great guest speaker and multiple peer contributors.


VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY CLARIFICATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER FOR MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS

The Health Authorities are providing directives to CSIL Employers in regards to the Public Health Officer’s Order for mandatory vaccinations for health care workers. The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority clarification is an example of the communications being sent.


ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER: HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY (HEALTH CARE AND OTHER SERVICES) COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS INFORMATION AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES OCTOBER 21st 2021

On October 21st, 2021, this important Amendment to the Provincial Health Order of October 14th was issued to address the vaccination status, and preventative measures. This document provides detailed information for the vaccination mandates, including “community care” includes home nursing, nursing support services in schools, home support, mental health services, drug and alcohol services, continuing care services, health care or services provided under the Choice in Supports for Independent Living program, health care provided in an office or clinic, health care or services provided by a child development centre, supervised consumption services, overdose prevention services and public health services.


PROVINCIAL HEALTH ORDER EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE SCENARIOS AND WORKFLOWS FOR VACCINATION

This document was created by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority to demonstrate the timelines for vaccination for health care workers who were not vaccinated by October 26, 2021, or who only had their first dose vaccination by October 26, 2021.;” .


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP SEPTEMBER 29TH, MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for September 29th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. The meeting covered current and important information with guest speakers and an engaged group of peers.


October 14th 2021, ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER: HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY (HEALTH CARE AND OTHER SERVICES) COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS INFORMATION AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

On October 14th, 2021, this important Provincial Health Order was issued to address the vaccination status, and preventative measures. This document provides detailed information for the vaccination mandates, including “community care” includes home nursing, nursing support services in schools, home support, mental health services, drug and alcohol services, continuing care services, health care or services provided under the Choice in Supports for Independent Living program, health care provided in an office or clinic, health care or services provided by a child development centre, supervised consumption services, overdose prevention services and public health services;” .


VANTAGE CORPORATE BENEFITS ADVISORY PRESENTS CSIL BENEFITS

Vantage Corporate Benefits Advisory presents CSIL Benefits; a health and dental benefits program for employers to attract and retain valuable support workers.


A HUMAN RIGHTS APPROACH TO PROOF OF VACCINATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BY BRITISH COLUMBIA’S OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER

Newly released in July of 2021, British Columbia’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner has passed new guidance for proof of the COVID-19 Vaccination. This document provides information and guidance on the human rights principles on getting proof of vaccination.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2021 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the September 1st, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. This was a very informative meeting with multiple guest speakers who gave fabulous presentations and the Federal Election Candidate Panel who joined the meeting to answer important questions that were related to people with disabilities!


UPDATE: CSIL POLICY TEMPORARY EXCEPTIONS

This document is the letter sent from Fraser Health’s Regional Manager, Mr. Rod MacDonald, announcing that the Ministry of Health has reinstated the temporary policy amendments until April 1, 2022, with a ninety (90) day transition period until July 1st, 2022.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP JULY 28TH, 2021 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the July 28th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. This was a lively and informative meeting with multiple guest speakers who gave fabulous presentations!


RESEARCH PROPOSAL CSIL SURVEY

Elaine Willis and her Leadership Group have proposed a CSIL Survey in regards to the satisfaction needs, communication and oversight of the CSIL Program. Please refer to the July 28th, Pathways To Independence Meeting Notes for content on Elaine’s presentation.


HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, POLICY 4.C.4, PAYMENT TO FAMILY MEMBERS GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION

The Policy 4.C.4, Payment to Family Members applies to clients who have been approved to receive home support services through the Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) program (Policy 4.C), or for admission to a family care home (Policy 5.D). The intent of Policy 4.C.4, Payment to Family Members is to allow family members, including immediate family members (a parent, child or spouse) who meet the exception criteria, to be paid as caregivers.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP JUNE 30TH, 2021 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the June 30th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending and for the great presentation by Ken Kramer, Q.C., TEP, of KMK Law for his very information presentation on Personal Planning for the Future: Representation Agreements and more. Accompanying the notes, Ken’s PDF from his presentation can be found below.


PERSONAL PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: REPRESENTATION AGREEMENTS & MORE

Ken Kramer, Q.C., TEP, gave a very important, and informative, presentation on Personal Planning for the Future to the Pathways To Independence Group on June 30, 2021. He has very graciously provided us with the PDF of his presentation. Detailed notes will be included in the Pathways To Independence Notes.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MAY 26TH, 2021 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the May 26th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending and for the great presentation by the New Westminster Police Department with their Safe Tea Presentation! Icons and Logos in the notes will take you straight to presentations and resources from the meeting.


NEW WESTMINSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SAFE TEA PRESENTATION

This PDF is the New Westminster Police Department’s Safe Tea Presentation from the May 26th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Peer Group meeting. Many thanks to the New Westminster Police Department for a great meeting!


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP APRIL 28TH, 2021 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the April 28th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending and for the great presentations. Icons or Logos in the notes will take you straight to presentations, documents and videos! We want to thank our guest speakers for making the meeting a lot of fun!


ACCESSIBLE NATURE WELLNESS PROGRAMS BY ECOWISDOM

EcoWisdom has partnered with the Individualized Funding Resource Centre (IFRC) Society and Technology For Living (TFL) to present this Wellness Program in a three part series of workshops created to foster wellness, resiliency and community building. All three workshops will be held online and are graciously funded by TD Parks People Grants.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH APRIL 13, 2021  CSIL POLICY EXCEPTION EXTENSION 

On April 13, 2021, the Ministry of Health sent a letter to all Health Authorities notifying them that “Given the ongoing pandemic and the challenges that CSIL clients continue to experience in maintaining continuity of care and safety, the Ministry is extending these temporary policy amendments until the emergency order is lifted, at which time HAs shall provide clients with a ninety-day transition notice."


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MARCH 25TH, 2021 MEETING NOTES 

This document is the meeting notes for the March 25th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending and for the great presentations. We thank also, the guest speakers for participating and presenting to the group


INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL | PRESENTATION BY TANIA DEARDEN (RN, BN) & CAROLYN GROSS (RN, BSN), VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH

This PDF is the Infection Prevention and Control presentation as presented to the March 25th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Peer Group meeting by Tania Dearden (RN, BN) of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Vancouver Coastal Health, and Carolyn Gross, RN, BSN, Community Infection Preventionist. This PDF is the PowerPoint presentation in it’s entirety, with acknowledgement and thanks to Vancouver Coastal Health.


COVID-19 POINT OF CARE RISK ASSESSMENT (PCRA) TOOL

The Covid-19 Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) Tool was recommended by Tania Dearden (RN, BN) of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Vancouver Coastal Health, and Carolyn Gross, RN, BSN, of Community Infection Preventionist in their presentation at the March 25th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Peer Group Meeting. The document was published by the BC Centre for Disease Control | BC Ministry of Health and is a general tool for self assessment, and workplace assessment, on appropriate selections of actions and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize the risk of exposure.


CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 CLEANING, DISINFECTANTS FOR PUBLIC SETTINGS

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Cleaning, Disinfectants for Public Settings was recommended by Tania Dearden (RN, BN) of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Vancouver Coastal Health, and Carolyn Gross, RN, BSN, of Community Infection Preventionist in their presentation at the March 25th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Peer Group Meeting. The document was published by the BC Centre for Disease Control | BC Ministry of Health and provides advice to the public on cleaning non-health care settings.


BLEACH, WATER AND TIME RATIOS TABLE

The Bleach, Water and Time Ratios Table was recommended by Tania Dearden (RN, BN) of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Vancouver Coastal Health, and Carolyn Gross, RN, BSN, of Community Infection Preventionist in their presentation at the March 25th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Peer Group Meeting. The document outlines the recommended bleach, water and time ratios for COVID-19 Disinfection.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP FEBRUARY 25TH, 2021 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the February 25th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending and for the great discussion. We thank also, the guest speakers for their fabulous presentations.


FOREIGN WORKER CAREGIVER PROGRAMS PRESENTATION BY CATARINA OEY

This is the PDF version of the Foreign Worker Caregiver Program Presentation by Catarina Oey, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.


LMIA APPLICATION IN HOME CAREGIVER POSITIONS

This document accompanies the presentation on the Foreign Worker Program by Catarina Oey, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.


OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT HOME CHILD CARE PROVIDER AND HOME SUPPORT WORKER PILOT

This document accompanies the presentation on the Foreign Worker Program by Catarina Oey, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.


TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM IN HOME CAREGIVER EMPLOYER / EMPLOYEE CONTRACT

This document accompanies the presentation on the Foreign Worker Program by Catarina Oey, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.


TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM MEDICAL DISABILITY CERTIFICATE

This document accompanies the presentation on the Foreign Worker Program by Catarina Oey, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP JANUARY 27, 2021 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the January 27th, 2021 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending the meeting and for the great discussion. There was much enthusiasm for the topics and the fabulous group guest speakers


VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINE FAQS

Vancouver Coast Health provided Pathways To Independence with their COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ PDF which we hope will be useful to peers with questions about the Vaccine.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE LEADERSHIP GROUPS

Pathways To Independence has opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in taking topics that impact independent living to policymakers. The Pathways Leadership Groups document outlines 9 areas of interest from the Pathways Peers. All inquiries are welcomed.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP NOVEMBER 26TH, 2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the November 26th, 2020 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending the meeting and for the great discussion. There was much enthusiasm for the topics and the guest speakers.


TETRA SOCIETY'S NEW ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: NETCLE'

Tetra Society of North America's netCle' was introduced at the November 26th, 2020 Pathways To Independence Peer Group session, by Nappy Limapichat, Business Technology Coordinator. netCle' is an affordable, customized device which provides computer access to individuals who have mobility limitations.


BC MINISTRY OF HEALTH NOVEMBER 16, 2020 LETTER TO HEALTH AUTHORITES EXCEPTION EXTENSION

This letter was sent from the Ministry of Health to the Health Authorities on November 16th, 2020, to advise them of that the temporary policy amendments for CSIL Employers have been extended to July 1, 2021.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP OCTOBER 27TH,2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the meeting notes for the October 27th, 2020 Pathways To Independence Meeting. Thank you to everyone for attending the meeting and for the heightened level of participation and contribution from all the peers.


INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH STUDY

UBC PhD Student Elizabeth Strauss was a guest speaker at the Pathways To Independence Peer Meeting. She is conducting a research study for Youth and Young Adults who use Ventilators and has invited people who are interested in participating in the study. This Document is an outline summary of the study and how to contact Ms. Strauss.


SAMPLE SUPPORTED LIFESTYLE PLAN (SLP)

The Sample Supported Lifestyle Plan will help CSIL Clients and those applying to CSIL to develop a comprehensive picture of what your needs are and documents all the tasks that you need assistance with. It is a valuable communication tool with speaking with the Health Authority.


CSIL CATEGORIES OF NEEDS GUIDELINES

The Ministry of Health CSIL Categories of Needs Guidelines has been provided to all BC Health Authorities to assist them in making a decision about the amount of monthly home support hours that can be approved for a CSIL client.


FRASER HEALTH AUTHORITY STANDARD TIME AND TASKS

This is a PDF of the Excel worksheet used by the Fraser Health Authority to perform their time task analysis for adults.


VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TIME TASK ANALYSIS

This is a PDF of the Excel worksheet used by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority to perform their time task analysis for adults.


VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY FORMAL REVIEW PROCESS

This document is the Vancouver Coastal formal review process for adults and older adults.


THINGS TO KNOW WHEN REGISTERING AN APPEAL WITH CSIL

This document was provided by Pathways To Independence Peer Rowland Gould and outlines his experiences with appealing the Health Authority.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) B.C. TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY PROGRAM OCTOBER 2020

This document is the October 2020 updated FAQs for the Temporary Pandemic Pay Program released from the BC Ministry of Finance.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP SEPTEMBER 30TH,2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the September 30th,2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you all for attending. Future meeting dates are in the document and please watch for the announcement of the topic details and registration information.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP AUGUST 26TH,2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the August 26th,2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you all for attending. Future meeting dates are in the document and please watch for the announcement of the topic details and registration information.


TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY CLAIM FORM SAMPLES

The IFRC’s Accountant, Kim Ho, presented information and guidance for completing the claim forms for the Temporary Pandemic Pay Claim. These are claim form samples only; please review the August 26th, Pathways To Independence Meeting for detailed information to go with the samples.


THE IFRC PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) PROJECT

The IFRC Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Project was introduced in the August Pathways To Independence meeting, by George Tomlinson, of GEORIS. IFRC has partnered with GEORIS to provide an additional source for PPE for CSIL and CLBC Employers .


SAFECARE BC COVID-19 PRESENTATION

This document is the PowerPoint PDF’d presentation given to the August Pathways To Independence meeting, by Jen Lyle, CEO of SafeCare BC. The presentation was on COVID-19 and the supports and services provided by SafeCare BC.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP JULY 29TH,2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the July 29th,2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you all for attending. Future meeting dates are in the document and please watch for the announcement of the topic details and registration information.


FRASER HEALTH AUTHORITY TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY PROGRAM UPDATE

July 24, 2020, Fraser Health update on the “B.C. Temporary Pandemic Pay Program”. This document outlines coordinated efforts to deliver funding to eligible employers and employees. .


VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY PROGRAM UPDATE

July 24, 2020, Vancouver Coastal Health update on the “B.C. Temporary Pandemic Pay Program”. This document outlines coordinated efforts to deliver funding to eligible employers and employees. .


MINISTER OF HEALTH UPDATE TO POLICY EXCEPTIONS

The July 2, 2020 Letter from the Ministry of Health, Teri Collins, Assistant Deputy Minister, approving the CSIL Policy Exceptions through to December 31st, 2020 .


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP JUNE 24,2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the June 24th,2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you all for attending. Future meeting dates are in the document and please watch for the announcement of the topic details and registration information.


WORKSAFEBC COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN FOR EMPLOYERS

In accordance with the Orders from the Provincial Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC have collaborated to pass this policy to ensure all employers and their workers follow safe and consistent guidelines for the workplace. This template will help people with disabilities create a policy to ensure staff returning to work, as well as continued staff, are in a workplace that meets the current COVID-19 protection orders. Guidelines on how to create your own policy are found in the Pathways To Independence May 19th, 2020 Meeting Notes, uploaded on this page.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP May 29th, 2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the May 29th, 2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you to everyone for attending; it was a great turn out and a lot of participation from the peers. Please watch for announcement details with topics and preregistration information!


MINISTRY OF HEALTH POLICY COMMUNIQUE, INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL FOR NOVEL CORONOAVIRUS (COVID-19)

This policy for COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control was released by Health Ministry Adrian Dix on May 19th, 2020 which addresses the Family and Visitor component to allow care support by family or an essential home support worker, to meet the needs of people with disabilities if they are hospitalized


 

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP APRIL 23rd, 2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting notes for the April 23, 2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom meeting! Thank you to everyone for attending; it was a great session. The next meet is scheduled for May 29th, 2020 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Please watch for announcement details with topics and preregistration information!


 

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MEETING, APRIL 23, 2020

The upcoming Pathways To Independence Peer Group Virtual Meeting is being held April 23, 2020 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Review the document for Topics and Open Forum Discussion, and to learn how to Pre-Register to participate!


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ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER, EXCERPTS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT

This order is in effect April 10, 2020, by Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer Order which states that employees of facilities are not restricted from employment that is not a facility, in that for certainty, this Order does not restrict staff from employment that is not a facility, such as home support, social services, or other employment outside a facility.


PDF Document: PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MARCH 30th, 2020 MEETING NOTES

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MARCH 30th, 2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is a compilation of the discussion and content that came out of the March 30th, 2020 virtual meeting with CSIL Members. The resources, tools and information relate to the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it impacts the lives of CSIL Employers.


PDF Document: MINISTRY OF HEALTH APRIL 1st, 2020, TERI COLLINS, ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER, SPECIALIZED SERVICES DIVISION

MINISTRY OF HEALTH APRIL 1st, 2020, TERI COLLINS, ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER, SPECIALIZED SERVICES DIVISION

The letter sent to the Health Authorities of British Columbia for distribution to the CSIL members in their region. This letter outlines temporary measures to relax CSIL policies for three (3) months during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


PDF Document: COVID-19 PREPARE AND PREVENTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORS

COVID-19 PREPARE AND PREVENTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORS

This document was compiled by CSIL Employer Ms. Laura Mackenrot, with general information and a list of resources available to aid in the daily living tasks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics from Tips for protecting yourself, to Home Delivery from grocers and pharmacies, and advice on Self Isolation, Ms. Mackenrot has taken a community approach to helping people who are isolated during the crisis.


PDF Document: CAREGIVER GUIDELINES FOR COMING INTO A PRIVATE RESIDENCE

CAREGIVER GUIDELINES FOR COMING INTO A PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Contributed by CSIL Employer Mr. Chris Marks, this document is an example of how CSIL Employers can protect their home and health by instilling knowledge and understanding into the how’s and why’s of prevention routines and how people can follow a strict protocol for contagion prevention.


PDF Document: HAND HYGIENE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY – PREVENTING COVID-19

HAND HYGIENE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY – PREVENTING COVID-19

Spinal Cord Injury and the University of Toronto created this colourful, vibrant, two page poster for wheelchair users. Printed in colour, this information will catch the attention of Personal Support Workers, Family and Guests!


PDF Document: BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

This two page colour presentation from the BC Centre for Disease Control is a source of health information and tips on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


PDF Document: BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19_POSTER

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 POSTER

A one page colour poster from the BC Centre for Disease Control for Coronavirus Prevention.


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