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C.L.B.C. Safeguards – “Understanding Vulnerability” booklet for self advocates

We were excited to be part of this project, meeting with a focus group of self advocates to look at some complicated ideas and create something together that would be useful for their peers.   In the latest Community Living B.C. email news, Interim CEO Doug Woolard says:

CLBC offices across the province have received copies of a new plain language guide for self advocates called “Understanding Vulnerability”. This booklet is a unique tool to help build awareness among self advocates, their family members, CLBC staff, service providers and others about the importance of being aware of vulnerabilities so intentional safeguards can be planned to address them.

The guide has been created by CLBC with the full participation of self advocates who guided content and design. If you have any questions about the booklet or would like to order additional copies, please contact Jule.D.Hopkins@gov.bc.ca.

You can download a printable pdf copy here, or you can ask for a copy at your local Community Living B.C. office.   Here are some select images from the booklet, which is designed by self advocates to be pocket sized, with a spiral binding, and lots of places to write in it and make it your own.   Jule, as always, was amazing to work with.

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Blueprint CV experiment :)

So the Vancouver local gathering of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners got together for our first peer learning group, led by Yolanda Liman and concerned with working live on the Ipad at events.  Yolanda is a master (mistress?) of this and she taught us an amazing amount in just a couple of hours, and I’ve been experimenting.   One of the graphics that I’ve always loved is Christina Merkley’s “Visual Bio”  and a couple of other people have done similar things I admire.   So I’ve been wanting to play with something like this, and have been experimenting – part of it is that I’ve been doing a great coaching course with Christina and I am remembering a lot of how I got here 🙂 (and why, and getting clearer about what next).   Here’s a few of the Ipad experiments on this theme.

This is the most finished version, but I don't know that it's "finished" yet

This is the most finished version, but I don’t know that it’s “finished” yet








I couldn’t figure out quite enough room on this draft, but I liked a lot about it:













and the blackboard version (this virtual version worked out so much better than the blackboard paint we tried to use on our walls!):














and this is one of the exercises for Christina’s coaching group – you don’t need to draw to do this – I was just seizing an opportunity to spend some time drawing on a rainy afternoon.  Thinking through all these different processes got me started on thinking about what a revised (and re-energised) Curriculum Vitae might look like.   This was so much fun 🙂  It reminded me of how much I like drawing…  even without 100 people watching me 🙂


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The Design of a Sign –

This is great – it gives a sense of how many decisions need to be made on the fly during graphic facilitation 🙂
Want some practice?  Consider taking our PATH workshop in March – it give you a set template for planning all kinds of things for people, groups and projects, and you can build on your facilitation and graphics skills!
The Design of a Sign

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.


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