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  1. NEW FOR 2008 Partners in Community Navigation

  2. The Partnership Continues

  3. Partners History • 2005 CAP program • 2006 – Office for Learning &Technology and partners trained and placed 10 accessible computers in Elder’s homes • 2006-2008 – Footprints to Technology & Employ-Ability 12 week pre-employment program for adults with disabilities on and off reserve; over 130 served

  4. Community Navigator, new 2008 • For Aboriginals with Disabilities on Reserve • Community Navigators - Recruit and train Aboriginal Peers and Elders to provide Peer Support • Help link Aboriginals on Reserve with community and Band services

  5. Community Navigators – Year 1 • Establish Community Advisory Committee mandate • Develop infrastructure, training and marketing materials • Train Community Navigators (3 – 5 per session)

  6. Advisory Committee

  7. OTDC, Karen Abramsen, Executive Director Sandy Rodgers, Contract Manager MHSD Laura Hockman, Executive Director VDRC Bill King, BCANDS Audrey Baron, Coordinator, THEO BC Linnette Farmer, PDCRS Arlene Pilgram BCPA Greg Gabriel, Band Mgr, PIB Greg Pyc, National Operations Manger, Neil Squire Society Terry Terbasket, Program Coordinator, Footprints Mindy Rollins, Program Manager, Footprints Chad Leaman, Distance Ed. Coordinator Neil Squire Society Advisory Committee & Staff

  8. Year 1 • Serve 20 Aboriginals with Disabilities on the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) • Liaison with community organizations and PIB’s Social Development Office • Survey results and develop best practices

  9. Community Navigators – Year 2 • Begin scaling program to engage other bands in the Okanagan area • Increase the number of Community Navigators in other communities • Serve an additional 40 Aboriginals with Disabilities throughout the Okanagan

  10. Community Navigators – Year 3 • Engage all bands in the Okanagan Nation Alliance • Ensure there are Community Navigators in all communities • Serve an additional 50 Aboriginals with Disabilities throughout the Okanagan

  11. Tracking and Reporting • Navigator Hours & Outcomes • Client Hours & Outcomes • Incoming Call Tracking • Community Advisory Minutes • Contact with the Community • Who, Where, Why, What Services they provide, etc

  12. Neil Squire Society & Penticton Indian Band Thank you for your time and providing opportunities to people with disabilities