My name is Brenda. I’m 53 years old and I live in Langley with my new family the
Holley’s. I really enjoy being a part of the Self- Advocate team as I have learned a lot
about my rights. I enjoy taking what I have learned and passing that information on
to my peers at Connections.
Head Office:
23535 - 44th Avenue
Langley, BC, V2Z 2V2
Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday
Phone: 604-534-8611
Fax: 604-534-4763

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About the Langley Self-Advocate Committee

Self-advocates supported by LACL who are interested in self-advocacy are welcome to attend.

The Self-Advocate Committee meets monthly to talk about current events and issues that face self-advocates who receive services from LACL.

The Committee has created 2 videos about self-advocacy and a plain language guide on abuse and neglect. We are also working on a plain language guide on supported decision making.

Some members have attended meetings since January, 2009; others come and go depending on their commitments. Usually, 10 or more individuals attend the meetings.

The Committee keeps minutes of all meetings which are prepared by support staff. Copies of minutes are available to Committee members and other self-advocates supported by LACL. This information can also be found on ShareVison.

The Committee is chaired by Kim Bucholtz, Manager of Quality Assurance and Supported Living Services. If you would like information about the Committee, please call Kim at 604-534-8611 (Extension 229).

Meeting details:

WhereMain office of LACL

When:  First Tuesday of every month. A yearly schedule is planned in advance.

Time:  10:00 am to noon

Staff Support:

Lianne Hyette
| Jennifer Walton | Sandy Fairhurst | Melissa Kamer
My name is James. I’m friendly and enjoy making new friends. I enjoy being on
different committees, like the Self- Advocate and Summerfest Committees, as well
as for other LACL events. I work at Mc Donald’s and really like it there and I like to
be paid.
My name is Adam. I work at Extra Foods, Home Hardware and Kal Tire. My goal is
to have a job in music - it is my passion. I am working on buying a new guitar. I enjoy
many types of music and have attended lots of concerts and musicals. My favorite
concert was Default. I also enjoy camping with my family and travelling. I especially
love Bowen Island. I have been part of the self-advocate committee for many years
and enjoy speaking out for what’s right for people and myself.
My Name is Rosemerri. I live in Aldergrove with my Mom. I work at Starbucks in
Langley and volunteer at Langley Lodge. I have lots friends at work, at Quest, at
Bridge (where I do art) and at Explorations. I really love being part of the
self-advocate committee. There are lots of conferences and work to do to keep me
busy. I like doing research on the computer and making lists to keep me organized.
My favorite food is Chinese.
My name is Karnia. I love competitive swimming and curling with the Special
Olympics. I help out and organize the daily schedule at Bridge Clubhouse and I like
working in groups and attending meetings with my peers.
My name is David. I like to be helpful and enjoy doing good deeds for my friends
and people in the community. I have a huge passion for art and spend a lot of my
time in the Art Studio. I’m like to socialize and be around others.
My name is Bobby. I’m a very happy guy and I like to make people laugh. I like to
hang out with my friends and go bowling. I’ve worked at the Mall for a long time, doing
My name is Fred. I love to dance and enjoy attending dance functions. I like to go for
walks at the track and I spend a lot of time reading as it’s very therapeutic for me.
My name is Hannah. I am First Nations and was born in Squamish. I live in
Aldergrove and like to visit my family in Squamish. My heritage is very important to
me. I would like to learn my native language and how to make an Indian drum. I
have a job at A&W and am working towards being a cashier. One of my favorite
things is painting. Recently, I sold one of my paintings. I also like crafts and
cooking. My goal is to one day be a chef.
My name is Michael. I have a dog, Rebel, and two cats named Ziggy and Zeke. My old cats were
named Buddy and Glue cat (because he stuck to me like glue). My interests are movies and
books. I love the old classics. I do a lot of research on the computer and have knowledge on
many topics. My favorite topic is World Mythology. I work at Aquatrans filing driver’s logs and
recycling. I enjoy spending time with friends at work and at Explorations. My goal is to do more
travelling. I would love to go back to West Sussex and visit my relatives.
My name is Jilly. I attend the Explorations group and enjoy hanging out with my
friends Adam, Hannah, Holly and Tina. I live with my Mom and Dad and my dog
Lucy. I work at J&J Sales as an office assistant and volunteer at the Fibromyalgia
Thrift Store. I love boating and camping with my family. I also love to travel. We are
planning a trip to the United Kingdom. I really enjoy being part of the self-advocate
My name is Rachel. I am originally from South Africa. My family moved to
Langley when I was seven. I enjoy spending time with my family as it is very
important to me. I enjoy watching movies, especially romantic comedies. I’m
working on making lots of friends and being comfortable in new environments.
My favorite celebrity is Taylor Swift. It is my dream and goal to one day go to a
Taylor Swift concert. My favorite food is Sushi.
My name is Bella. I recently moved to Langley from Calgary. I have lots of
friends in Walnut Grove. My interests are in sports (especially basketball),
playing wii games and making videos on my iPad. My favorite foods are
vegetarian pizza, ice cream, soft cookies, slurpees, hot dogs, hamburgers and
chips. My goals are to be able to express my feelings better and to not be so
shy around people.
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