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Lots of fun and events this month with Victoria Autism.
 
February 2019 Newsletter
Happy Chinese New Year from your friends at VictoriaAutism.ca!

I hope you can check out some of our fun events this month, Please clink on the links below for more information and to register.

1) Autism Library Open House on Feb 19th, 4-5pm
2) Family Light Lunch and Song Circle. Feb 23th, 1-2:30pm
3) Teen Axe Throwing and Lunch Event on Feb 24th 10:45am-1:30pm
4) Parent's Night Out w/Limited Childcare on Feb 25th, 6:30-8pm

Learn more about a Special Needs Art Gallery
and a Social Business Idea below.

Save the date for some upcoming events..
Check our facebook page and/or website to register early.

6) Safari Jeff with a sensory sensitive show, March 17 9:30am
7) AGM and more May 5th at 12:30pm at Saanich Neighbourhood Place.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Sunday, May 5th at 12:30pm. at the Saanich Neighbourhood Place inside Pearkes Rec Centre.

This will include a food and social time as well as a short AGM. and a time to recognize our Board of Directors and elect a new Board.

Seeking new Board Members, Are you interested in participating on our Board or volunteering with the group? Please email support@victoriaautism.ca

CONSUMER CORNER - Perfect Day Virtual Art Gallery

Perfect Day store is happy to announce that we are opening a virtual art gallery on our website.
The details are still being worked out but this much we know:

  • Artists self-defining as part of a special needs community are welcome to show their work.
  • Not restricted to people on the spectrum. The Gallery is to be as inclusive as possible.
  • Artists need not reside in Greater Victoria. Everyone, everywhere is welcome
  • All ages may show their work in the Gallery
  • All forms of expression will be displayed....painting, sculpture, drawings, crafts, mixed media
  • Artists may choose to display or sell their work commission free

If you are interested, please contact us at hello@perfectdaystore.com, and we'll let you know more. And by all means, please share this news far and wide! We're excited!

Andrew Koster is the owner of Perfect Day Special Needs Store.

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Thanks to all those that have started signing up already this year.

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Have you heard of a Social Business? What is a Social Business?

It has been defined by Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate as a business created and designed to address a social problem and as a non-loss, non-dividend business meaning profits are reinvested in the business or social cause. Muhammad Yunus, an early proponent of social businesses to address poverty, defined a social business as a “business created and designed to address a social problem.”  A social business offering goods and services like other businesses in the community, for a profit. It is created to operate indefinitely as a profitable business. 

I am interested in assessing the interest in the autism community in Victoria/Saanich to set up a social business targeted at giving young people on the autism spectrum an opportunity for employment, training and community. This business would address a social problem, in this case the employment and training of young people on the autism spectrum. Historical employment rates for young people on the spectrum are shockingly low, leaving them isolated and unable to contribute to society. Profits from the business are reinvested back into the business and/or social programs to support the staff and autism community as a whole.

It will take a community to achieve this goal, hence my request for people who are interested in rolling up their sleeves to help set up the vision, structure and operations of the social business in Victoria/Saanich

If you are interested, feel free to touch base with me at stanjung01@gmail.com. All the best, Stan Jung

 
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