This workshop will outline what a Microboard is and the steps to creating one.
Microboards are small non-profit societies created by family and friends to provide personalized support for a person with special needs. These networks may go on to contract for government funds to provide services.
The focus of the Microboard is supporting the person to have an inclusive life in their community as they identify this themselves. This includes all aspects of a full life and often includes receipt of funding for paid supports.
In this workshop, you will learn about; the intention behind Microboards, how they are created, how Vela supports their creation and examples of successful Microboards active in British Columbia and beyond.
• Learn the philosophy and intention behind Microboards and what makes them unique
• Learn the steps in creating Microboards
• Understand Vela's role in assisting families and individuals with the creation of Microboards.
• Learn from stories of other peoples' experiences with Microboards.