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RALLIES ORGANIZED BY GRASSROOTS GROUP: “CLBC STOP THE CUTS”*

News story about CLBC Stop the Cuts Group: The Tyee – April 2, 2013: People with Disabilities Mobilizing for BC Election

PROTEST/RALLY – SUNDAY, APRIL 14th Time: 12:00pm Location: Meet at Robson Square (800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC RSVP: clbcfailspwd@hotmail.com (contact: Kimberley Yanko)*

*CLBC STOP THE CUTS is an independent group from the BC-Community Living Action Group

IN MAY 2013, TAKE IT TO THE POLLS AND LET ALL OF OUR POLITICIANS KNOW WE WILL NO LONGER TOLERATE TREATING BRITISH COLUMBIANS WITH DISABILITIES WITH DISRESPECT. WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THESE MEDIA HEADLINES:

Community living in BC: A far cry from “families first”
Family wants better care for autistic son
Interim CEO defends disabled care
Special needs youth waitlisted as funding lags
News Hour: CLBC executive bonuses
Mother fights for best care for handicapped teenaged daughter
Special needs adults in danger of losing their homes  
Maple Ridge disabled program in doubt
News Hour: Community Living problems
News Hour: Protesting CLBC Cuts
BC man with Down Syndrome moved to group home after fight with CLBC
Abbotsford MLAs lash out over treatment of adults with developmental disabilities

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THE QUESTION TO ASK POLITICIANS: IN LIGHT OF ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH CLBC, WHAT IS YOUR PARTY GOING TO DO TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA?

JOIN US AT THE RALLY

SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2013
ROBSON SQUARE (800 ROBSON STREET, VANCOUVER)
12:00pm-3:00pm

THIS IS A PEACEFUL PROTEST. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SIGNAGE.

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PROTEST/RALLY – SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th Time: 11:00am Location: Meet at Belleville & Government Streets, Victoria, BC RSVP: clbcfailspwd@hotmail.com (contact: Kimberley Yanko)*

*CLBC STOP THE CUTS is an independent group from the BC-Community Living Action Group

This is CLBC STOP THE CUTS’ final organized rally of 2012; group members will be leaving their petition for the provincial government to see.  Last opportunity to sign the Online Petition protesting cuts to services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and urging the BC government to adopt the BC-CLAG recommendations.

Bring your own sign and wear a t-shirt that, for you, conveys a sign of hope.

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PROTEST/RALLY – FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd

Time: 12:00 – 5:00pm
Location: CLBC Vancouver Offices: Airport Square 1200 – West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
RSVP: clbcfailspwd@hotmail.com (contact: Kimberley Yanko)*

*CLBC STOP THE CUTS is an independent group from the BC-Community Living Action Group

Why it matters: Following months of public and media attention exposing group home closures, cuts to services and supports, and lengthy waitlists, the provincial government and Board of Directors of Community Living BC (CLBC) publicly admitted that the agency had “lost sight of its core values.”

Then, the promise of change: a new Minister of Social Development, internal review and audit of CLBC, new executive leadership at CLBC, client support team to deal with urgent issues, and $18M in additional funding.

Now, reports that senior executives at CLBC will receive 10% wage increases while families must settle for a meager $2,800 per year, and frontline support workers are told that there’s no money for pay increases after a three year wage freeze.

Show your support. Attend the rally!

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All Rallies begin at 11am, rain or shine, dress for weather  RSVP clbcfailspwd@hotmail.com(contact: Kimberley Yanko)

*CLBC STOP THE CUTS is an independent group from the BC-Community Living Action Group.

PREVIOUS RALLIES:

  • Coquitlam-Sunday March 18, 2012
    • Location : starting at Lougheed Town Centre (Parking Lot of The Bay), across from Skytrain station
  • Burnaby-Sunday February 12, 2012
    • Location : starting at Metro Town Skytrain Station
  • Surrey-Sunday January 15, 2012
    • Location : starting at 9900 Block Skytrain station,SE
  • New Westminster-Sunday December 11, 2011
    • Location : starting at Hyack Square
  • RALLY: November 13, 2011: Families rally outside Port Coquitlam City Hall to protest cuts for people with developmental disabilities. 11am – 2pm: RSVP clbcfailspwd@hotmail.com
  • RALLY: September 21, 2011:Families rally outside Minister Harry Bloy’s Burnaby office to protest cuts for people with developmental disabilities.
  • RALLY: September 20, 2011:Families rally outside MLA Eric Foster’s office in Kelowna to protest the closure of group homes for people with developmental disabilities
  • ONLINE PETITION: September 17: Families launch an Online Petition protesting cuts to services and programs for people with developmental disabilities and urging the BC government to adopt the BC CLAG recommendations.
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