Youth Without Limits

 

The Youth Without Limits Support Group is a new program at CPABC. The group is for (but not limited to) youth and young adults between the ages of 13-29.

The Youth Without Limits Support Group is unique in the sense that it is a support group facilitated by disabled youth specifically for their peers with disabilities. We understand that acceptance and understanding are key aspects to providing adequate knowledge and support from one disabled person to another.

 

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The group sessions will take place between April and June 2017. Each session will begin with a brief presentation that will engage participants and open up discussion. Some weeks will feature guest speakers who specialize in various topics. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for disabled people to socialize, learn from, and support one another.

This is a free inclusive program. Drop-ins welcome! Snacks and refreshments provided. Sign language interpretation provided!

 

When: May 26th

3:45PM – 4:00PM – Snacks and Refreshments

4:00PM – 6:00PM – Sessions Topic

Topic: Topic: Self-Esteem – What is it?

Speaker: Peter Brown is a Public Guardian and Trustee.  He was born in Vancouver BC and attended elementary school in Richmond BC before moving to North Vancouver BC in the summer of 1973.  He attended Windsor Secondary School, graduating in 1978, before attending Capilano College and then Simon Fraser University, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology. He graduated from UBC Law School in 1987 and was called to the bar in August 1988. He lives in Port Coquitlam BC with his wife Michele, who is an elementary school teacher.  They have one daughter, Ashley, 23, who is hoping to pursue law school in the fall.  His hobbies include fitness, socializing, watching sports, reading and enjoying fine food and wine.

Where: John Braitwaite Community Centre – 145 W 1st St, North Vancouver

Upcoming topics will include:

  • June 9th: Self- Esteem and Financial Stability with guest speaker Salina M. Dewar –  Tax Program Advocate for Disability Alliance BC at John Braitwaite Community Centre- 145 W 1st St, North Vancouver
  • June 23rd: Self- Esteem and the High School Experience: with Guest speaker  Ethan Kenney professional educator  at John Braitwaite Community Centre- 145 W 1st St, North Vancouver

If you have any questions or would like to register for the program please contact the Life Without Limits Community Connector at supportworker@bccerebralpalsy.com

 or by phone:

Main Office: (604) 408-9484

Toll Free: 1-800-663-0004

Hope to see you there!

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Youth Navigator and Family & Individual Support Hotline:

(604) 408-9484
1-800-663-0004

 

The Life Without Limits Youth Support Group has given me a sense of security and community. It is hard to find people that are willing to talk about these sensitive yet really important topics without feeling judged or misunderstood. I strongly believe that these kinds of support groups are essential not only for a better overall well-being, but it also allows important voices to be heard that are all too often silenced. – support group participant