In June Erin organized our 3rd Girl’s Night Out for IW Saanich & IW Victoria ladies. We enjoyed a limo ride courtesy of Eleanor as well as dinner & drinks out at Spinnakers. Erin, Natalie & Sonya supported six of our lovely ladies to get dolled up before their night on the town which was filled with laughter and excitement!
InclusionWorks! Victoria recently participated in a ‘Dress for Success’ day focused on employment readiness. Participants dressed professionally for program and had head shots taken of them. They also participated in mock interviews, job charades, and created a vision board of jobs they want. This day got them excited about employment and interested in beginning the job discovery process. We got some great photos!
In December Natalie & Erin invited InclusionWorks! Victoria ladies for a night out on the town. We did hair and makeup before heading out to Milestones for bellinis and appetizers. The night was such a success we decided to have another one. March 11th Natalie, Erin, Sarah, Brandi, Julia, Jocelyn, Meliah, Steph and Jenny enjoyed dinner and drinks at Swans Brewpub!
InclusionWorks! Victoria has been selected to be one of the pilot partners in an exciting new BC initiative, The Community Living Innovation Venture.
“In response to the Community Living Sector’s expressed need to move forward in finding sustainable innovative solutions to combat the isolation, segregation and poverty of people with disabilities in our Province, 2010 Legacies Now and CLBC partnered to create The Community Living Innovation Venture, now hosted by The Vancity Community Foundation. The Venture is about supporting collaborations of organizations, people, governments and business to use social innovation, finance and enterprise to advance the inclusion and belonging of people with disabilities.
The Venture’s Pilot Phase will:
- Test the assumption that social innovation is an effective strategy for advancing the inclusion and belonging of people with disabilities.
This website is a major product from our Venture partnership and The InclusionWorks! families want to warmly thank The Community Living Innovation Venture partners, the selection panel, judges and the organizing team led by Maggie Vivang for giving us this exciting opportunity.
This September IW Victoria starts its third year promoting inclusion and family governance. We warmly welcome the new group of families, IW Saanich which is up and running this September.