The root of all evil…

Yes, it’s money. Or, as is often the case, the lack thereof… I love the diverse feedback we get at MOMS. For example one mom this week pointed that what’s happened to CLBC is part of a far broader pattern — a “Neo-Liberal” agenda that’s driven policy excesses around the world and created widespread suffering, global instability and …

Overcoming the fear factor – Contractor goes public

A common question in the CLBC crisis is why CLBC contractors and agencies that directly support adults have been so reluctant to publicly voice the concerns they share with us privately. Many contractors and agency directors claim it’s a matter of survival. They tell us CLBC makes it very clear that if they don’t cooperate in reducing services, or if they complain publicly about risks to their clients, …

Starting a Discussion: How do we guide change in community living?

The Vancouver Sun has published my letter to the editor responding to Vaughn Palmer’s column on the new Queenswood report . Since they cut out some important parts, I’ve also linked to the original letter below. This letter and our recent summaries reflect just one of what I’m sure are many perspectives, which continue to evolve as we pick up …

The real CLBC vision, startling new directions revealed in secret report

The BC government secretly initiated its own review of CLBC last August, before Minister Bloy’s replacement, and months before Minister Cadieux announced the launch of two other internal reviews, the result of which were released last week (see previous post). Unlike the other reports, the new Queenswood Consulting report is only available on request (but you can download …