Mission Self Advocacy Group

Welcome to The Mission Self Advocacy Group Home Page

The Mission Self Advocacy Group

           is made up of people with intellectual disabilities.




Mission Self Advocacy Group, Brochure,



Our monthly meetings takes place the 3rd Tuesday of the month

Now at our new location is Van City Credit Union

located at Unit #150-32555 London Avenue Mission BC

(Junction Mall)

 (no meetings in July, August or December




click on map below for direction.

to Van City Credit Union






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Click here to download the info sheet

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Place:   Camp Luther Retreat Centre

9311 Shook Road, Mission, BC, Fraser Valley


Date:   November 1st – November 3rd, 2019

4:30 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Sunday


Cost:  $270 (price includes tax)

per person includes: 2 nights and 3 days accommodations, healthy meals,  registration, all workshops, recreation, and FUN.

Why:  To learn more about:  Self Advocacy; community safety; YOUR Rights; healthy relationships; becoming leaders in your own Community; etc.


If you have any questions, please call & register with the Coordinator Gregg Schiller at 604-868-7001

or by e-mail at: GreggSchiller@shaw.ca


               Registration Deadline:  October 12, 2019

Please make cheques payable to Gregory Schiller and write on the cheque that it is

for the Self Advocacy Leadership Retreat.  Please mail Registration forms and cheques in advance to:

Gregory Schiller at: 2545 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 2W4

Go to website this on go to the link here



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Upper Fraser Community Council Info Event

September 10, 2019

6:00pm – 7:30pm






Find out more about CLBC’s Upper Fraser Community Council and how you can help!

We are Community Living British Columbia’s (CLBC) Upper Fraser Community Council, one of 13 community councils across the province. The communities we serve include Mission, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison, and Hope. Community councils are made up of self-advocates*, families of self-advocates, service providers, and the community-at-large.

Together, the Upper Fraser Community Council members work to reflect and promote this principle: Those people with diverse abilities, who most feel the impact of CLBC services,  deserve to influence decision-making, particularly as it relates to building truly inclusive communities, with full citizenship and participation for all.

PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 BY CALLING 604-870-5900 OR 1-800-225-2257


Date:   September 10
Time:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost:   Free


Community Living BC
Phone:  1-877-660-2522
Email:   CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca
Website:  https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/
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Mission Self Advocacy Group Meeting Tuesday September 17th,2019

Mission Self Advocacy Group Meeting  Tuesday September 17th,2019

The meeting will be at Van City Community Room in Mission Junction Mall at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Jessica head and Shea will be calling you week before meeting take place remind you of our meeting.  To will email to let you know Arlene Schouten will email those have email about meeting . Don,t forget this meeting have to make something for meeting healthy choice everyone will get turn at




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My road to the big shiny L sign

Written by Dan Catarig

I was interested in cars since I was a little kid. I remember playing with toy cars for hours.

I was very inventive and I diversified the play very often.

I looked at the wheels of the cars riding fast on the highway or slowing down on the driveways.

I even asked for help to build a multi level parking garage out of cardboard.

After a while I became bored and I found a low coffee table with a glass surface.

I poured water on the table and pretended it was a rainy day.

I moved the cars on the table, one after another, and I looked at the track the car left through the water.

You can imagine that the water spilled on the floor more than once so I had to clean the mess!

All my family members and some of my friends knew about my passion and they bought me different toy vehicles: ambulance, police car, fire truck, motorcycles, race cars.

Because I had these types of cars I even imagined vehicle accidents; pile ups due to fog, cars in flames all with the sirens.

The time flew by. I decided to sell my box of cars when I was 10 years old . I made a young boy very happy and I was happy too.

I moved forward to the next phase of my passion and the internet was a source of information where I could find a lot of car brands.

I looked up car prices, the best dealerships, how many km/h different cars can get up to and so on. I became good at recognizing the brand of the cars on the road.

By the time I was 17 years old I started learning the rules of the road. It wasn’t as easy as I thought in the beginning.

I read the whole book and I practiced doing tests on the ICBC website. It took me more than one year to get above 80%. After a while I got higher than 90% most of the time .

This February I went to ICBC office and I took the knowledge test and I got 88%! This was a passing mark, so a big shiny L (for Learner) sign is mine! It pays off to work hard and

to make my dream come true.


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Tom’s Tell All My Employment Journey

Our Group Vice President Story on http://www.selfadvocatenet.com

By Tom Hanna

I got my first job in 1999 in Quesnel. I worked there till 2004. I worked for a company called Quesnel Day Program.

I collected paper and other recyclables from various businesses and disposed of it for them.

I enjoyed working with most of my coworkers because we got along really well.

I was happy to be working and I liked the feeling of being included in my community.

When I got my first paycheque I felt ecstatic. I bought some games and saved the rest.

I used to have a cleaning job at Mission Association for Community Living from 2005 till 2014.

I use to clean Bridge and ISS and also Rutledge house.

Some of my duties included mopping, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning floors and also windows, sinks, toilets and desks.

From February – April 2014 I worked for Liberty Tax Service part time. I was the marketing mascot who welcomed new customers.

I am presently employed at Pro Oil and Sleep Depot. I began working at these jobs in 2014.

At Sleep depot some of my duties include sign holding and deliveries on Saturdays.

My boss says I have become an important part of the Sleep Depot’s team. “Tom is always willing to try new things.

His job now includes sign waving and delivery helper.

Tom is always on time with a smile on his face.”  Arlene, my other boss, says that I am a great help, she really enjoys working with “Money Bags”.

I am good at learning new tasks and a fun jokester.

From 2007 – present I have volunteered for the Mission City Outlaws Junior Hockey as a security person and a referee assisting with goal judging.

The President/Manager gave a reference that stated I was neat and tidy and that I could multi-task.

He also said I was friendly while I greeted fans and checked tickets at the door and that I never let them down.

An other colleague said that I was a dedicated worker for the Mission Ice Breakers from 2007-2012.

My employer said, “Tom was a good employee that loved his job as a goal judge.

I would love him to come on board in any adventure. Tom is a great guy!

From 2012 – present I have volunteered for the Mission Baseball Challengers team assisting the coach at practices with improving players’ skills and set up and take down.

The coach gave me a reference that stated I was a nice easy going mentor for the younger players on the team.

He also said I have positive attitude and I help out with variety of tasks.

Some of the skills I have acquired are a WHMIS certificate and Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid.

When I was a janitor I needed to have my WHMIS which is Workplace Hazardous Material Information Sheet.

Having a job has made me more independent and I like getting a pay cheque every week.

I save money from my pay cheques for trips and travel. Last year for the first time I took a cruise to Alaska with staff support.

The 2nd time my friends and I went on our own.

I am currently saving for a ps4.

I feel like working has made me more social and I have support from family and friends.

Working has made me more confident and strong and I am always learning new things.

Before being employed life was just ok. Working is worth it and you can do it too! I didn’t know how much better life could be with a job.

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Joe Rikley Memorial Bench Fund


WE need your help to fund park bench at Heritage Park in Mission B.C.

Our dear friend we lost Joe Rikley in his honor if can help fund be great

Against all odds despite the Challenges of

Muscular Dystrophy .

Joe carried on each day with a smile, endless enthusiasm and a full heart.

He was an active volunteer in the Community and enjoyed participating in many events in and around Mission.Joe’s family and friends would like see a memorial bench placed at Fraser River Heritage Park in his honor.

heritageHeritage Park was one of Joe’s Favorite places to visit. He is loved and missed by so many, it Would be nice to have a place for us all to go to and sit to remember Joe.

Your donation is greatly appreciated.

For more information Please email Jeff or Shannon Arnold at  shannonarnold77@gmail.com

If preferred cheques can be made out to Mission Self Advocacy Group Thank you

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