Meet some of our members
Meet Lee: “When life gets hard, find a new path”
Lee recently moved into his own apartment and is learning many new skills. He works at a local grocery store and enjoys meeting all the customers. He volunteers in his community and is most proud of all that he has learned to manage the household and keep his employment. He is an active member on CLV’s board. Lee believes that Self Advocacy is important because you learn the skills to speak up for yourself and other new things. Lee hopes his future includes lots of travelling.
Meet Susan: “Treat everyone with respect”
Susan is proud to be living independently in her own apartment with support from the Supported Apartment Living program. She attends a community inclusion program after recently retiring from her job at Old Navy. She enjoys passing time with TV, movies, exploring on her Ipad and joining her friends for lots of activities. She is a passionate speaker about rights and responsibilities and hopes to make a difference in her role as an Ambassador for CLV.
Meet Dianne: “I feel like I am living the lottery and want others to have that same feeling”
Dianne is so pleased to be a part of the Supported Apartment Living program that offers her support as well as all the independence she wants. She loves participating in all the activities that include travel, movies, hobbies, crafts, social nights and so much more. She is always surrounded by friends, and family and has recently retired from her volunteer position at Silver Thread after 10 years. Dianne is an active member on CLV’s board. Being a member of the Advocates and Ambassadors group is important to Dianne as she feels it is a way to give back to CLV, her second family!
Meet Jennifer Ferrier!
I recently became a Board member for Community Living Victoria. I am really looking forward to it. I am sure it will be fun and exciting!
In my role as an advocate I have been invited to speak before a panel on Independence at Elements Casino. I was an advocate speaker at Victoria Film Festival for Inclusion BC, as well as for Special Olympics. I was also an Ambassador for the SAL Program when I spoke at The CLV concert, Ria Mae. I feel great to be able to take part in letting other people know what CLV is all about.
I moved to the Supported Apartment Living Program 6 years ago and chose SAL so I could gain more independence. I love to have my own apartment and also to know that help is close by when needed. I enjoy doing many fun activities with the SAL gang in the community. I also enjoy my work part time at a gym.
I am so proud to be an advocate and ambassador for CLV!