Pandemic Learning

Hello and welcome to our project!

Hi! What’s this about?

Glad you asked! We’re learning about how to be better prepared for future emergencies by talking to people about what they’re doing in the pandemic. We believe there’s a lot to learn from listening to people about your real experiences and how you’re figuring things out in a situation as unusual as this.

That’s neat. Who are you asking to participate?

We’re collecting stories from people across the Metro Vancouver area with all different kinds of experiences, and especially people with cognitive disabilities, their families, and people who work with and support them.

How private is this?

We won’t ask you for your name ever, so you and your stories will be totally anonymous. Please leave out identifying details in your stories, like using someone’s name (for example, instead of saying “David Suzuki and I had a chat”, you can say “D and I had a chat”, to keep David’s name private). If you do include identifying details, we will do our best to keep them private.

What will you ask me to do?

If you click through to the next page, you’ll see a form where first we ask you to tell us about something you’ve done or that’s happened to you. Then we ask you some questions about that story, and a few questions about yourself as well. You can choose which questions you want to answer, and you can share as many stories as you want.

And what happens after all this?

After we collect a lot of stories, we’ll ask some of the people who shared their stories to help us interpret them. We’ll look for patterns and inspirations to help us think about what we can be doing differently right now and to be better prepared for future emergencies.

What if I don’t have any good stories?

That’s okay! The stories we’re interested in are the kind you might tell a friend when you’re just talking about your day, things that happened or things that you did. They don’t have to be special or “good” stories. We’re really just looking for some examples from your every day. We have included some prompting questions that will help you think about a specific experience to share.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

If you have questions about this project, you can contact Lynne Ford, email (l.ford@shsbc.ca) or call 604-536-1242 ext. 258.

Who all is involved in this project?

This project is a joint effort of BACI, Kinsight, posAbilities, and UNITI, supported by a consulting team of Carolyn Camman and Chris Corrigan. It is funded by the McConnell Foundation.

Making Sense of the Data

Looking at the trends is part of the “Sense Making” process that leads to Action.  We look at the data to identify trends/patterns that give us insights into connections, what’s working/not working and where there are gaps. This curiosity helps us to identify the key learning that can then be translated into: enhanced emergency response planning, creating organization specific emergency response plans, informing strategic directions for the post pandemic landscape and strategic operational planning.

TOOLKIT FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES AND FAMILIES IN BC

2020_10_09_Adult_Toolkit_fillable_form

When using a PDF fillable form you need to save the file on your computer prior to filling it out.  This will enable you to insert an image in the form.

Instructions:  Please click on the PDF link above, once the form opens right click on the form and select “save as”, and then navigate where you would like to save the form.  Once saved, open the form on your computer.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan

2020_04_02_SHS_Personal-COVID-19-Emergency-Plan-fillable-1.pdf

COVID-19 Information

2021_06_11_UNITI_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2020_03_24_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2020_03_19_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2021_03_12_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2021_01_15_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2021_01_08_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2020_12_11_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2020_11_25_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2020_11_09_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2020_10_29_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Letter

2020_10_29_Online_Campus

2020_10_09_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Letter

2020_10_09_HandyDART Newsletter – Fall 2020

2020_09_11_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_08_27_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_08_07_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_07_24_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_07_17_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_07_03_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_06_26_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_06_26 Treehouse Directional Floor Plan

2020_06_19_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_06_18_Family and Home Share Provider Survey Summary

2020_06_12_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_06_05_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_05_29_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_05_22_SALN COVID 19 News-sheet

2020_05_22_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_05_15_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_05_15_UNITI COVID-19 Policy Summary_

2020_05_08_SHS_COVID_19_Response_Community_Letter

2020_05_06_SALN COVID 19 News-sheet

2020_05_01_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_04_25 SALN COVID-19 News-sheet 

2020_04_24_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_04_22_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_04_22_SALN COVID-19 News-sheet

2020_04_22_SPARK-Get Connected Stay Connected! Community News–First Issue

2020_04_20_Chorus Support_ Coronavirus

2020_04_20_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_04_17_SALN_COVID-19_News-sheet

2020_04_16_SHS_COVID_19_Letter

2020_04_15_SALN COVID-19 News-sheet

2020_04_09_SHS_COVID_19_Communication_Inclusive Living

2020_04_09_SHS_COVID_19_Communication

2020_04_08_SHS_Useful Information Regarding Provincial and Federal Benefits

2020_04_07_SALN COVID-19 Response

2020_04_07_SALN COVID-19 News-sheet

2020_04_06_SHS_COVID_19_Communication

2020_04_02_SHS_Personal-COVID-19-Emergency-Plan.doc

2020_04_02_Personal-COVID-19-Emergency-Plan-fillable.pdf

2020_04_02_Personal-COVID-19-Emergency-Plan-GENERAL.doc

2020_04_02_How_to_Care_for_a_Person_with_COVID19_at_Home.pdf

2020_03_30_SHS_COVID_19_Communication

2020_03_19_SHS_COVID_19_Communication

2020_03_18_SHS_COVID_19_Community Inclusion Participant and Family Communication

2020_03_16_SHS_COVID_19_PCC Communication (DOCX)

2020_03_16_SHS_COVID_19_PCC Communication (PDF)

2020_03_16_SHS_COVID_19_Participant and Family Communication (DOCX)

2020_03_16_SHS_COVID_19_Participant and Family Communication (PDF)

2020_03_12_SHS_COVID_19_Employment Services Communication

2020_03_12_SHS_COVID_19_Community Services Communication South Campus

2020_03_12_SHS_COVID_19_Community Services Communication Rec and Leisure

2020_03_12_PCC_COVID_19_Communication

2020_03_12_SHS_COVID_19_Chorus Tenant Communication

2020_03_12_SHS_COVID_19_Employment Services Communication

2020_03_12_SHS_COVID_19_Community Services Communication

2020_03_06_COVID-19-Handout-chronic-disease

2020_03_05_COVID19-Students-Parents-Recommendations

2020_03_02_SHS_COVID-19_Information-WISE Employment Solutions

2020_03_02_SHS_COVID-19_Information for Staff Members

2020_03_02_SHS_COVID-19_Information_for_families Inclusive Living

 

The documents below are dated communications—for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please monitor the following reputable websites:

SAS Messages
#howareyoucoping Video 2

 

#howareyoucoping Video 1

 

Click here to listen to Podcast 1

Podcast1

Coronavirus: Fair Treatment
People with disabilities are here to share their message during the Coronavirus pandemic.
During this time and always, it is important that all people have … Fair Treatment.
Coronavirus: Stay Home
People with disabilities are here to share their message during the Coronavirus pandemic.
During this time let’s remember, please… Stay Home.
Coronavirus: Affects Us All
People with disabilities are here to share their message during the Coronavirus pandemic.
During this time let’s remember, this …. Affects Us All.
Coronavirus: We’re in this Together
People with disabilities are here to share their message during the Coronavirus pandemic.
During this time let’s remember, … We’re in this Together.
Coronavirus: Stay Home
People with disabilities are here to share their message during the Coronavirus pandemic.
During this time let’s remember, please… Stay Home.

We would like to acknowledge the support of Power of 3 Speaking, Noel Bentley.  Noel, with Power of 3 Speaking, supported script development, direction and communication between UNITI and We Film Events and also to We Film Events, Trevor Marples.  Trevor, with We Film Events, supported direction, filming, and editing.

Power of 3 Speaking, Noel Bentley https://powerof3speaking.com/

We Film Events, Trevor Marples https://wefilmevents.ca/

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