People In Motion

People In Motion Creating a Better Tomorrow for People with Diverse Abilities ! � …opening doors today to create a better tomorrow for people with disabilities by

* building awareness
* expanding opportunities and
* providing support

through programs and services that respect diversity and independence.
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Operating as usual

A big shout out to Joeline and Team from Speedy Cash Kamloops for their very generous donation of games and toys for our...
05/05/2021

A big shout out to Joeline and Team from Speedy Cash Kamloops for their very generous donation of games and toys for our Summer Youth Camp!
Helping to “create a better tomorrow for people living with disabilities “.

A big shout out to Joeline and Team from Speedy Cash Kamloops for their very generous donation of games and toys for our Summer Youth Camp!
Helping to “create a better tomorrow for people living with disabilities “.

Meet our Members Monday ✨Good morning Kamloops,Happy Monday we are happy to introduce to you as our very first Meet The ...
03/22/2021

Meet our Members Monday ✨

Good morning Kamloops,

Happy Monday we are happy to introduce to you as our very first Meet The Member

Michaela Adair

Michaela loves plants and is so excited for summer to work in the garden again. She is happiest when she can hangout with her Nanny and see her friends on Zoom.

Micheala LOVES People in Motion because its "awesome and she gets to do her math". Micheala hopes to go to TRU and People in Motion in the fall to meet and see all of her friends from class.

-Thank you so much for sharing with us Micheala and we cant wait to have you back with us in person as soon as we are able!!

If you are interested in sharing your story with us please reach out and we would love to get to know you!

-People in Motion

03/12/2021
Chelsea Werner

Incredible and Inspiring

Finally my new 2021 floor routine to Michael Jackson! Hope you like it 🥰🤸🏽‍♀️❤️

--  People in Motion ZOOM Life Skills Program --This program was designed to encourage our members and classes to learn ...
03/07/2021

-- People in Motion ZOOM Life Skills Program --

This program was designed to encourage our members and classes to learn and practice new and existing skills and become more confident! This helps gain independence, create friendships and learn to socialize safely online.

GOOD NEWS!!
The next session of Zoom classes is about to kick off in April and we would love to have you or someone you know join us!

If you would like to know more or are ready to sign up please give us a call at 250.376.7878 ext 2 or email at [email protected]

--  Spring into Motion  -- Come join our Spring Break Youth Adventure Camp ages 6-18 welcome.   Adventures to Kamloops W...
03/07/2021

-- Spring into Motion --

Come join our Spring Break Youth Adventure Camp ages 6-18 welcome. Adventures to Kamloops Wildlife Park, Westsyde Park and Fun Factor are going to make this Spring Break one that helps us "Spring back into Motion"!

March 16 , 17, and 18

More information available at www.peopleinmotion.org

[email protected]
250.376.7878. ext 2

A wonderful opportunity for People In Motion to support fundraising for our Accessibility and Inclusion initiative and a...
02/03/2021

A wonderful opportunity for People In Motion to support fundraising for our Accessibility and Inclusion initiative and addition laptop purchases for our Active Living Programs delivered virtually to people living with diverse abilities:). Please take 5 minutes to complete and share to all your friends.
Appreciate your support!!
PIM Team
B100.ca then click Community Airtime Award

RSVP 250-376-7878 for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) via Zoom. Lifeskills students can participate with their laptops ...
01/12/2021

RSVP 250-376-7878 for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) via Zoom. Lifeskills students can participate with their laptops for this event. 👍 😁

It was so great to see everyone this week on "Zoom" for Lifeskills. You all made Lorraine & I smile ☺
01/09/2021

It was so great to see everyone this week on "Zoom" for Lifeskills.
You all made Lorraine & I smile ☺

REMINDER : Lifeskills ClassesTRU starts tomorrow, Tuesday at 🕘. 9AM with Jacquie & PIM starts Thursday @ 9am & 11:15am w...
01/04/2021

REMINDER : Lifeskills Classes
TRU starts tomorrow, Tuesday at 🕘. 9AM with Jacquie &
PIM starts Thursday @ 9am & 11:15am with Lorraine.
Were excited to see all your smiling faces after the holidays 🎄

12/04/2020
Autism BC
12/03/2020

Autism BC

Krystian (2/3):

“I started to have symptoms of a bad sore throat and cough. At midnight on March 27, my mom checked on me, and I had a fever of 102. She called an ambulance to bring me to the hospital. The paramedics arrived at our home; all dressed up in masks and bodysuits. They put a mask on me and my mom. They didn’t want my mom to come with me, but she insisted on helping with my communication...”

Read more about Krystian’s experience with COVID-19 and accessibility to health care as a person with diverse abilities in his AutismBC Connects profile here: https://www.autismbc.ca/blog/autismbc-connects-krystian-shaw/

#AutismBCConnects #CopingThruCOVID #Accessibility

REMINDER to our Lifeskills Classes- Laptops need to be returned next week, so we can prepare them for January 2021 class...
11/27/2020

REMINDER to our Lifeskills Classes- Laptops need to be returned next week, so we can prepare them for January 2021 classes please. Office hrs: (bring your mask)
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 12 pm.

Do you know someone with a diverse ability, looking to enhance their Lifeskills?
Do you have a computer to participate? If not, we can help with that.
Call Kari 250-376-7878 Ext. 2 for more info ℹ or 📧 [email protected]

Did you know about this site?  Great resources. 👍
11/19/2020
BC Disability: Advocacy, Funding, & More!

Did you know about this site? Great resources. 👍

Disability amd seniors funding, advocacy, support, and information. Fun activities, the ultimate disability quiz, awards and prizes.

Office hours are :Monday, Tues Wednesday, & Thursday 9 am - 12 pm Broc is happy to book your Cedar Creek Camping for 202...
11/19/2020

Office hours are :
Monday, Tues Wednesday, & Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
Broc is happy to book your Cedar Creek Camping for 2021, Issue parking passes & renewals ♿, Memberships, & Program fees.
Remember your masks, 😷 when you come in. 👍

Our thoughts are with the"  Big Little Science Centre" Thank you for sharing your time with many of our summer camp kids...
11/11/2020

Our thoughts are with the" Big Little Science Centre" Thank you for sharing your time with many of our summer camp kids/youth & our staff. You will be remembered.

So sad to hear about the passing of Gordon Gore. He contributed so much to the community with the creation of the Big Little Science Centre. He made science fun for kids and adults alike. A huge loss for Kamloops.

Get your Xmas 🎄 gifts early. Office hrs are Monday and Wednesday 9 - 12. If there's items youd like to purchase come tak...
11/11/2020

Get your Xmas 🎄 gifts early. Office hrs are Monday and Wednesday 9 - 12.
If there's items youd like to purchase come take a look or email [email protected] to have them set aside.

Diverse Designs Xmas 🎄 items available in the office for purchase. Soaps, birdhouses, dip mixes, knitting, jewelry, and so much more. All funds raised are distributed within the group of members who create and make the items.. 😊 Contact [email protected] if you'd like to purchase. 👍

Thank you Pete Murray's Corn Farm for the wonderful morning at your farm. We all had a blast picking our pumpkins, walki...
10/29/2020

Thank you Pete Murray's Corn Farm for the wonderful morning at your farm. We all had a blast picking our pumpkins, walking the corn maze, River walk to see the eagles & salmon and our lunches around the campfire. Perfect Thursday. 👍 🎃

We have always supported local businesses, charities, and Not for profits in our community. Being apart of this again, w...
10/24/2020

We have always supported local businesses, charities, and Not for profits in our community. Being apart of this again, was a wonderful day to give back. Thank you to our volunteers for collecting toys, cash donations & for being so great at being you.

Barry Baskin, Kiwanis president and James Waldie, committee chair, presenting the donations of over $800 from our recent Toy Drop event to Sally Whitson of Christmas Amalgamated. Thank-you again to CFJC Today Kamloops and People In Motion for all their help this year putting our Covid safe event on. And also a huge thank-you to everyone who came by and dropped off toys and cash for Christmas Amalgamated.

Parked & ready for snow.  Hard to believe with the sunset 🌇 tonight.
10/23/2020

Parked & ready for snow. Hard to believe with the sunset 🌇 tonight.

Great news, Thank you City of Kamloops. An accessible community is key to inclusion. 👍
10/19/2020

Great news, Thank you City of Kamloops. An accessible community is key to inclusion. 👍

Huge thank you to the City of Kamloops for listening to our residents and making the McDonald Park dog park wheelchair accessible! 🙌 You can now enter the dog park from the ramp or stairs next to the change room building.

Happy 14 th to our youngest volunteer at PIM. Your always a great help at our Community events, Youth Reach, and Cedar C...
10/16/2020

Happy 14 th to our youngest volunteer at PIM. Your always a great help at our Community events, Youth Reach, and Cedar Creek Camp. We hope you have a special day 🎈 🎂🎉

https://www.tourismkamloops.com/fallsalmonrun/Reminder to our Life Skills Class, tomorrow is the Salmon run. Bring your ...
10/07/2020
Fall Salmon Run | Kamloops, BC

https://www.tourismkamloops.com/fallsalmonrun/

Reminder to our Life Skills Class, tomorrow is the Salmon run. Bring your good walking shoes, lunch, & your mask. We will see you out at the Salmon Run.
Bus phone will be on for anyone needing to touch base with us. 250-319-1161

Every year from mid-September to Beginning of November millions of Salmon return the Adams River to lay their eggs. This event is definitely something for the whole family to see.

A few new faces in our office, who you may see at Bowling 🎳,Tuesday Night Fitness & in our TRU Life skills "Zoom" class....
10/06/2020

A few new faces in our office, who you may see at Bowling 🎳,
Tuesday Night Fitness & in our TRU Life skills "Zoom" class.
We welcome our 2nd yr Practicum Students Kiera & Irma, from the HUMS Program 😁
Please introduce yourself when you see them in programs. 👍
It's always a wonderful opportunity to teach and guide our students.

Oct 6, Some spaces available. Come join us at 1pm @ Falcon Lanes. $10/membership $4.00 per bowling 🎳 game UPDATE :please...
09/21/2020

Oct 6, Some spaces available. Come join us at 1pm @ Falcon Lanes. $10/membership $4.00 per bowling 🎳 game

UPDATE :please read attached photo in comments. I will have them available also at bowling on Monday Sept 28th.1pm

Roller Bowlers 🎳 will be starting up very soon. 😁 (keep posted on here)
If you are interested in participating, please connect with me(Kari) so we can provide a safe environment & follow all Covid protocols. [email protected]
250-376-7878

09/18/2020
Re-Inventing The Wheel Movie

New movie coming out. 😊
I'll be watching it. Will you be? 😁

A unique wheelchair community in the Okanagan Valley guides newly injured, Dan McLean, through his first year of life as a paraplegic.

Thank you, to everyone who volunteered today & or donated a gift or cash donation to the annual Kiwanis Toy Run. It's al...
09/13/2020

Thank you, to everyone who volunteered today & or donated a gift or cash donation to the annual Kiwanis Toy Run.
It's always a special day of giving back to our friends in the community.

Lifeskills Program in session. Jacquie & Lorraine are excited to see all the smiling faces again & ready to tackle learn...
09/09/2020

Lifeskills Program in session. Jacquie & Lorraine are excited to see all the smiling faces again & ready to tackle learning. 👍 😁

Lifeskills classes begin this week. Come get your membership renewed, pay program fees & get your binder / laptop. Offic...
09/08/2020

Lifeskills classes begin this week.
Come get your membership renewed, pay program fees & get your binder / laptop. Office is open Wednesday 9-12. Or leave a msg here and we can make arrangements. 👍

TRU & PIM Lifeskills students can come (starting Wednesday) to pick up your laptop/binder for Zoom classes.
Our office hrs are limited, so Pls call office or leave a msg here to arrange pickup. 👍 😁
Were excited to welcome everyone back.

TRU & PIM Lifeskills students can come (starting Wednesday) to pick up your laptop/binder  for Zoom classes. Our office ...
09/01/2020

TRU & PIM Lifeskills students can come (starting Wednesday) to pick up your laptop/binder for Zoom classes.
Our office hrs are limited, so Pls call office or leave a msg here to arrange pickup. 👍 😁
Were excited to welcome everyone back.

Kamloops Toy Run
09/01/2020

Kamloops Toy Run

Just two weeks to get your 🤶Christmas 🎅Shopping Done!!! Now that I have your attention, please consider buying a new toy to drop off on September 13 at CFJC Broadcast Centre. Help us make this Christmas a happy one for Kamloops kids who may not otherwise be so lucky. If you don't have time to go shopping, don't worry, we will be accepting cash, credit or debit donations that will be given to @Christmas Amalgamated to do the shopping for you!😀 Big Thank-you to People In Motion for all the help with collecting and transporting and advertising!!

Thank you Canco for keeping our "Nate's Van" clean and shiny. Our summer camp adventures in the van are over until next ...
08/21/2020

Thank you Canco for keeping our "Nate's Van" clean and shiny.
Our summer camp adventures in the van are over until next year. 😔

Way to go Miles👍😁 Your art is awesome 👌🎨. Congrats on your success.
08/21/2020

Way to go Miles👍😁 Your art is awesome 👌🎨. Congrats on your success.

Miles is showing off his amazing artwork on his products! Miles has Autism & wants people to sow people his talents & he is saving up for his dream holiday to Japan! :D

Address

182 B Tranquille Road
Kamloops, BC
V2B 3G1

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(250) 376-7878

Products

A resource for people with disabilities providing:

1. INFORMATION AND REFERRALS:
We provide information and referrals on a wide variety of topics including the following:
Income Support & Benefit Programs (i.e. BC Employment & Assistance, Canada Pension Plan- Disability, federal/provincial gas tax rebates, provincial homeowners grant for people with disabilities, ICBC discount for disabled drivers, etc.)
Disabled Parking Permits
Accessible Transportation/Travel
Accessible Housing/Housing Modifications
Recreation
Adaptive Equipment - for the home, work, vehicle
Employment/Self-employment
Education & Training
Disability specific information/groups

The Disability Resource Room is: available to the public
features a computer with Internet access and some adaptive equipment
has print (books, pamphlets, newsletters and magazines), audio and video resource materials.
If we don’t have the information you need, we will help you find it or find it for you.

2. ASSISTANCE: -
Keep Assistance information - Photocopy and fax access are available for clients with relevant needs.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program volunteers each March and April provide help to eligible individuals (low income and a simple tax situation) who are:
unable to complete their income tax and benefit returns themselves and
are unable to pay for assistance.
We also provide Income Tax/Benefits return support to persons with disabilities ‘off season’.

3. DISABLED PARKING PERMITS:
Permits allows legal access to designated disabled parking spaces.
Temporary (up to 1 year) and Permanent Permits (valid for 3 years) are available
issued based on a physician’s approval.
Application forms and renewals from other issuers welcome (we are one of 8 issuers in the Province of BC)
Application forms are available through:
Physician’s offices
our office,
our Web site (www.peopleinmotion.org)
City Hall
Government Agent
Hospital
and once completed can be brought in or mailed to our office along with payment.

4. ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAMS: for adults and teens with disabilities

Social Club/Young Adult Club - adult and young adult club members meet three times monthly to enjoy social, sport, arts and culture, camping and other recreational activities (as determined by the group themselves).
There will be one outing per month just for the Young Adults Club members.

Bowling Group - this group meets Mondays at Bowlertime from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Card Club - this is an informal group who meet Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at our office to play some cards and socialize.

Tuesday Night Fitness Club - is a weekly adult program of fitness, cooperative games and sport activities held Tuesday nights at Arthur Hatton Elementary School from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
delivered with contract funds from Community Living BC

Youth Club - a program for teens with disabilities (13-18) which meets two times monthly to enjoy a varied recreation/social schedule (determined by the members) within a group setting. (remove the Variety association for now)

Summer Youth Recreation and Days Off Programs - are offered to youth in receipt of services from the Ministry of Children and Family Services.

Summer Bowling Group - a program for persons with a disability (and their families) Wednesdays from 2 - 4 pm at Bowlertime starting the first Wednesday in July and finishing the last Wednesday in August. Fees for non-members is $15.00 and bowling fees are paid to Bowlertime. Your own transportation is need - can use Handidart. To register, call 250-376-7878 you will need to sign a waiver.

Cooking/Lifeskills and Boccia - Starting in September - if you are interested please register at the office - 182B Tranquille Road or call us at 250-376-7878.


5. CEDAR CREEK CAMP:
Cedar Creek Camp is a 10.2 acre lakefront property on White Lake offering a rustic but accessible camping experience primarily for the enjoyment of people with disabilities. People with disabilities (as individuals, families, groups or organizations) have reservation priority from January to April 15th each year, reservations open to others after April 15th, available for rental from the May long weekend to Thanksgiving. A People In Motion annual membership is encouraged to rent camp for individual and family renters. We manage Cedar Creek Camp maintenance and development with funds raised through rentals and fundraising and with support of Donators - Province of BC, Urban Systems, the Kiwanis Club and also our wonderful volunteers.

6. PARA TRANSIT BUS: - Charters, Day Trips
People In Motion operates, under Motor Carrier License, a 16-passenger Para-transit bus. The bus supports our Active Living programs but is also available for other purposes. We offer a variety of day trips throughout the year to destinations in the region. The bus is also available for charter to any point in BC. Call us for Charter Tariff rates and conditions or for the day trip schedule.
Bus features include:
• wheelchair lift and restraint system
• air conditioning
• entry Grab Bar
• seatbelts

7. INTERNET ACCESS & TRAINING: - not active
We offer 1 to 1 basic training on how to access and use the Internet to interested people with disabilities. A volunteer trainer provides this service. Our resource room computer has a:
19” colour monitor
Web cam
several keyboards to choose from
Laser printer

8. WORKSHOPS: - not active
Workshops are offered on a wide variety of topics for people with disabilities and other interested parties. Please call or check our web site to find out what is scheduled; we welcome your ideas for workshops too. People In Motion is the local host for SuperHost Customers With Disabilities.

9. AWARENESS:
People with disabilities face numerous barriers in their daily living that deny or restrict their access to many opportunities taken for granted by citizens not living with disabilities. Building awareness of disability, the challenges of living with a disability and breaking down the systemic, attitudinal and physical barriers through advocacy, education, publicity and other effective means - all are ongoing roles of our agency.

10. COMMUNICATIONS:
People In Motion publishes a bi-monthly newsletter filled with information of interest to people with disabilities and those who care about and support them. We also use our web site and e-mail to get the word out about agency activities and other matters. Members receive the newsletter as a membership benefit.

11. VOLUNTEERS:
Volunteers are an integral and welcome part of how we do business as an agency. Volunteer opportunities with People In Motion offer community members the opportunity to develop:
an awareness of people with disabilities
an understanding of the non-profit sector
marketable job skills and experience
credit for school/college/university courses
on-the-job training and experience
All this plus a chance to make a meaningful contribution to our programs, services and operations! Volunteers support all aspects of the agency including the Board of Directors, office services, fundraising, program support and camp management.
The volunteer application form is available on our website as well as at our office.
Volunteers are expected to demonstrate belief in our Mission Statement and our values through their actions as a People In Motion Volunteer. People In Motion has adopted the Canadian Code of Volunteer Involvement as a measure of the respect we place on volunteerism.

12. THE SOCIETY:
People In Motion serves people with disabilities locally and within our Health Service Area. Our Mandate is to provide support and assistance, to the best of our ability, to any person with a disability, however we do have a special interest in those with physical disabilities. We are commited to working in partnership with other service providers to meet the needs of all.
We were incorporated provincially as a Society in 1989 and are also a federally registered charitable organization.
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of which a minimum of 51% are people with disabilities, the day-to-day operations and delivery of programs and services is carried out by staff with support from volunteers. Together we work to ensure the voice of people with disabilities is heard and responded to in our community.

13. MEMBERSHIP:
While an annual Membership is not required for most of our services, it demonstrates support for the work we do and entitles the member to:
a vote at the Annual General Meeting
be considered for election to the Board of Directors, and selection to committees
receive the bi-monthly newsletter
attend membership events
participate in Active Living Programs (if the member is a person with a disability)
rent Cedar Creek camp
Individual, family and Corporate/Non-profit memberships are available. Application forms can be found on our web site as well as at our office.

14. FUNDING:
People In Motion is funded through various fundraising initiatives including gaming, grants, donations, numerous fee-for-service activities and occasional small contracts. We receive no core government funding, are proud United Way members and grateful to all who support us in our work.

DONATIONS:
Donations are always welcome! As a registered charity we are able to issue official donation receipts as per Canada Revenue Agency regulations. People In Motion has adopted and follows the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy’s Ethical and Financial Accountability Code. As a United Way Member Agency we are also bound by a Funding Agreement and funding policies related to supplementary fundraising.

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Trying to help after seeing the news article! I hope this is okay!!
Post about wait times for autism assessments: After running a pilot program in Prince George in Dec 2018, AutismBC will be launching Waiting for Assessment in communities across BC from April 2019. Wait times for a diagnosis in the public system are still around 55 weeks and we are looking to speak to any parents who are currently on a wait list, or have just been through a diagnosis in the public system after a long wait who maybe willing to share their story. If you can help please email Becs at [email protected] .
Thank you so much!!!! Elliot is so grateful to borrow this kids chair 🙏🏻