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February 8th, 2016 is BC Family Day

Monday, February 8th, 2016: BC FAMILY DAY   Communities throughout B.C. are celebrating the Family Day weekend from February 5 to 8, 2016. See what’s happening in your hometown! BC Parks offers many ways for B.C. families to enjoy a fun and affordable Family Day. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/visiting/bcfamilyday/  

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It’s that time again

In June 2013, Integra Support Services was successfully awarded its third three- year Accreditation, expiring on June 30th 2016, from CARF International for Community Housing, Community Integration, Respite and Host Family Services. Integra was noted for its many accomplishments and continued dedication to quality improvement. 2016 is the year in which Integra will be resurveyed. Achieving accreditation requires our commitment to quality improvement, continued focus on the unique needs of each person served, and monitoring the results of the services we offer. To learn more about the CARF process, please watch the videos below. The first video features accredited providers interviewed about their experiences with CARF and why they would recommend CARF to colleagues. The second video CARF surveyors and providers are interviewed about the benefits and value of choosing CARF accreditation.

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Newspaper carriers deliver gift that touched hearts of TC staff

Wendy Sutherland still believes in Santa Claus. She doesn’t read or write and doesn’t really understand money. But she would be distressed to know Santa sometimes can’t bring toys or gifts for everyone, said her father, Ray Sutherland. A few months ago, the 45-year-old woman, who operates on the same level as a five-year-old, became a newspaper carrier. Accompanied by caregiver Maria Batocabe, she delivers 75 copies of TC Extra! Extra! every week. “They’re working hard,” said Tanya Clark, district manager, circulation. “Rain or shine, Wendy and Maria are out there trying to find safe, dry locations to leave the papers.” On Dec. 1, Clark received a letter from Ray Sutherland, enclosing two of his daughter’s uncashed cheques. “It would be Wendy’s wish that the sum of these cheques be deposited to the TC Christmas Fund as Wendy and Maria’s gift,” he wrote. The letter touched the hearts of Times Colonist staff. “It made people cry. For Wendy to be so positive and happy and wanting to do that. It was a really kind thing for her to do,” Clark said. “We know how hard they work and it’s a thankless job. It was her entire month of December profits.”…

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