This sample conversation can be used to talk to yourself to help examine your initial reactions to any circumstance. It will help you to take a look at what is behind your initial reactions.
This conversation can be used in a variety of situations to help you determine why you react the way you do. Examples: Arguments with someone in person or online, discriminatory response to someone you see, work argument, not helping someone in need, etc.
Restorative Justice looks toward the future. “What do we want to see happen here so you can move forward in a positive way, feeling that this situation has been taken care of?” The focus is not on punishment, but on repairing the harm, restoring broken relationships, and rebuilding the community (a phrase coined by Colette Squires while she was the Executive Director of ARJAA) that has been damaged by the event. These Three R’s of Restorative Justice form an easy way to remember the essential ingredients of a restorative process. Source.
Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) is a grant program for people with diminished physical abilities. It helps low-income households pay for modifications to their home. If you qualify, you could receive up to $20,000 in financial assistance. We review applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the the government funding for the year is gone.
Many past recipients have been older adults and seniors, but the funding is available to help people of any age, including families with children. Source > > > here.
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Board Governance – Housing U online course
"A Board Governance course includes up-to-date information that all non-profit board members are required to know and includes sections on relationship building, communications and the new Societies Act.
From the Government of BC -- Reshaping our neighbourhoods
We must reshape our neighbourhoods to make it easier for older people to thrive and remain in their homes as they age.
Our vision is of neighbourhoods designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities, easy to walk, with highly accessible shops and services, recreational and cultural opportunities. We believe the B.C. government should work with local governments to encourage these sorts of developments. We also want a central role for a new type of enhanced community centre, which could play an important part in bringing people of all ages and cultural backgrounds together, providing a focus for interaction and community service delivery.
• We recommend that the B.C. government engage key partners and lead a provincial initiative to reshape neighbourhoods.
Our vision also includes a range of housing options supporting continued independence and quality of life, and a strong emphasis on accessible transportation, which is vital in linking older people to services, their friends and their communities.
• We recommend that the B.C. government take a strong leadership role in the area of housing for older people.
• We recommend that the B.C. government proactively address the transportation needs of older people.
Source (2006): gov.bc.ca/seniorsguide
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