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JUNE EVENTS CALENDAR

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MAY EVENTS CALENDAR

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APRIL EVENTS CALENDAR

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PATHWAYS HAS CASUAL SUPPORT WORKER POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!

Who should apply: Human Service Workers, Care Aids and Certified Teaching Assistants. Post-secondary education is a requirement.

Employees are required to have or be willing to obtain within 1 month of being employed the following: Valid CPR / First Aid certificate, TB skin test, Hepatitis B inoculation, doctor’s certificate of good mental and physical health from a physician who has known you for at least 2 years, valid Food Safe Certificate, valid Class 4 Driver’s License, drivers abstract, valid business class car insurance, daily use of a vehicle and a satisfactory criminal records search. Original post-secondary certificate and/or transcripts will need to be mailed directly to the society. Transfers and lifts may be a requirement of the position. The starting wage is $17.04 per hour. Employees who post into a permanent position receive extensive benefits including a pension plan.

Applications will be accepted by email only. Please send your resume to
ed@pathwayskelowna.ca. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Thank you.


MARCH EVENTS CALENDAR

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FEBRUARY EVENTS CALENDAR

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JANUARY EVENTS CALENDAR

Check out all the events and activities happening for January. DECEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR

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PATHWAYS ANNOUNCES MAJOR HOUSING PROJECT

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Pathways is very pleased to announce that we were one of four societies in Kelowna to receive funding from BC Housing through their Housing Innovation Program to construct 22 affordable rental units, 16 one-bedroom units and 6 two-bedroom units at our Fuller Avenue location. We have been working on this project for over 10 years! Current services offered at this location will be relocated to other community sites.

The other 3 societies to receive funding were the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society for a new housing project at 1759 Highway 33 East, The National Society of Hope for a new housing project at Apple Valley Building III on Benvoulin Court and the City of Kelowna for a new housing project at 170 Drysdale Boulevard.

The Province has committed to a total of $18.36 million in capital funding towards affordable housing projects in Kelowna! Our community is so fortunate!

First and foremost we would like to thank the province of British Columbia and BC Housing for working to address the needs of our citizens who have limited incomes and helping our society to create additional housing options for our community.

We would also like to specifically thank MLA’s Norm Letnick and Steve Thompson, our MP Stephen Furh, Community Living BC, the City of Kelowna, Luke Stack, former MP, Ron Cannon and former Mayor Sharon Shepherd for supporting our project and assisting us to move forward.


NOVEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR

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GARAGE 529 SET TO LAUNCH

Great news for BikeWays customers – A new app is coming to Kelowna with the goal of preventing bike theft. Garage 529 began in Portland, Oregon and the City of Vancouver started using it in 2015. Simply register your bike on the app and include information such as the serial number, the make and model of your bike, and even a couple photos. Then if your bike is ever stolen, you’ll have what you need to report the bike to insurance and the police. You’ll receive a tamper-proof 529 shield to display on your bike, which lets thieves know it has been registered with authorities. The app already has earned a proven track record in Vancouver so let’s see if Kelowna can enjoy the same. Put Garage 529 to the test, you’ve got nothing to lose…not even your bike!


PATHWAYS HEROES OF DIVERSABILITIES GALA

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Get your tickets now for our Heroes of Diversabilities Gala sponsored by Century 21 Assurance Realty! Call Charisse or Daryle to by through Pathways or visit www.pathwaysheroes.eventbrite.ca


 

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The most prestigious golf tournament of the year at the most prestigious golf club in the Okanagan. For details on how to register, click here to download the registration form.


 

PATHWAYS NOW REGISTERED WITH CHANGE-IT

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Pathways Abilities Society is now registered with the Change-It program, which allows RBC, BMO and Airmiles users to easily set their accounts up to allow for rounding up of their purchases, with the rounded up amounts automatically donated to their favourite charities! If you’d like to register your RBC or BMO debit card, ewallet or Airmiles cards with Change-It, Click here

 


PATHWAYS RECEIVES STAGGERING DONATION FROM 100+ MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN – KELOWNA

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Shelley DeCoste gets ready at the podium Tuesday night, to make an appeal on behalf of Pathways at the Kelowna 100+ Men Who Give A Damn event

On Tuesday night, Pathways joined other local non-profit organizations to compete for the hearts and minds of a group of Kelowna philanthropists, in an effort to become the recipient of a generous cash donation. Thanks to Shelley DeCoste and Charisse Daley for all their hard work as Pathways was successful in their appeal. By the end of the evening, Pathways was rewarded with a cash donation from 100+ Men totaling $23,000! The 100+ Men’s generosity will help fund Pathways Customized Employment Program, which in turn will help create many more jobs for people with diverse abilities! Thank you again to 100+ Men Who Give A Damn from everyone at Pathways!


 

INCLUDE ME

The Community Living BC initiative “Include Me!” aims to gather opinions of persons with developmental disabilities about their quality of life in hopes that their collective opinion can help guide decision making for everyone involved in community living. CLBC is inviting individuals accessing CLBC-funded supports and services to answer a standardized survey that specifically engages adults with developmental disabilities.

CLBC wants to ensure that individuals who access services funded by CLBC are living good lives in welcoming communities. CLBC is systematically going around the province and asking people to tell them about their quality of life. They are using a survey call “My Life” that includes 50 questions in the areas of independence, social participation, and well-being. The survey is based on the work of international quality of life expert Dr. Robert Shalock. This fall through September and October Pathways will assist people we serve in taking part in the survey if they want to.

Over time, the data gathered on personal outcomes will help everyone involved in community living to develop a deeper understanding of the impact that supports and services have on peoples’ quality of life. Survey data will generate evidence about program effectiveness and help guide decision making at all levels in CLBC’s and the community’s service system.

If you have questions regarding Pathways’ involvement in “Include Me!” please contact Leslie Munro at 250-763-4839 or aqam@pathwayskelowna.ca. CLBC’s website has many articles and videos regarding “Include Me!” The link to that site is: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/projects/quality-of-life/.