CLV and the Foundation gives a huge shout out and thank you to Romeo’s and their four locations in Greater Victoria. Their coordination to prepare the orders for 120 people and deliver to 16 locations throughout Victoria was impressive and was enjoyed by the people and staff at our homes. A very special thank you […]Read More
A Message from our Executive Director, Ellen Tarshis
Dear CLV family and friends,
Community Living Victoria continues to follow the recommendations of the Provincial Health Authority to reduce the spread of the virus, while also ensuring that we fulfill our obligations to our funders and to the individuals and families that we support.
We have implemented all Public Health Office orders, WorkSafe and licensing requirements and have in place numerous safety protocols. We have implemented mandatory masks for staff in our homes and all programs and have provided training for our staff in proper use of PPE. We are feeling confident that we have done everything we can to keep your family member and our staff healthy and safe.
We have a good inventory of PPE. Our Emergency Response Team is ready to be deployed and each home has an area identified for donning/doffing PPE should they experience a confirmed case of COVID-19.
We offer both virtual and face to face supports in all our programs. Community Inclusion programs are operating at a reduced capacity to accommodate smaller groups and physical distancing. Zoom opportunities for online activities and socializing continue to be enjoyed by individuals as well as drive by visits.
We also continue to facilitate family visits for the individuals in our homes. Where possible, we encourage physically distanced outdoor meetings, weather permitting, and families can utilize day program space after hours. Please contact the supervisor or manager of your family member’s home to arrange a visit.
We know that everyone is concerned about when vaccinations will happen for the people we support and their staff. As of March 3rd, Island Health has determined that residents of group homes, family care homes and homeshares will receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 2. All residents and staff of these care settings who are 18 years of age and older are eligible. Vaccinations are now occurring for these groups. All other people, including supported individuals, will be vaccinated in Phase 3 and 4 based on the BC Center for Disease Control guidelines of age groups and people with underlying health conditions who are clinically extremely vulnerable. http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
We want to acknowledge our staff, individuals, families, home sharing providers, contractors, and community partners who continue to do their part in keeping people safe and maintaining essential services. We are so proud to be part of such a great community!
We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes. We encourage families to check the CLBC website https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/resources/information-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ for updates on COVID.
As always, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.477.7231, 226 with any questions or concerns.
A new look for 2021!
This year the Summer Services Booklet for Children and Youth with Disabilities, also known as the Yellow Booklet, has been transformed to a new online format.
Click here to visit the website
Rezoning Update Information Session – December 01, 2020
Click here for our latest Affordable Housing Update
Showing the Heart of CLV
Enjoy this update about some of the things we have been busy at CLV doing as of late. Despite CoVid, 2019/20 we found ways to have a positive impact!
Annual Report 2019-2020
The 2019-2020 Community Living Victoria Annual Report is online now.
Community Living Victoria completed our 6th CARF Accreditation survey in November 2020. This year looked very different with a digitally enabled (DESS) survey due to current CoVid-19 Health and Safety precautions. It was a great success and we are proud to say that CLV received another 3 year accreditation. A big THANK YOU to everyone who worked hard to make this a great success!