LAST Committee

LAST Committee LogoThe Life After School Transition Committee (LAST) is a group of service providers in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows that work to support and empower young people with diverse abilities to transition into life after high school.

We do this by highlighting & promoting resources within our community and celebrating community & economic inclusion.

 

Coming Thursday, June 6!

Save the Date & see you at this year’s TRANSITION RESOURCE FUN FAIR!!
Download, print, & share the 2024 LAST Transition Resource Fair poster!

 
Hey Artists! Submit your ideas for our NEW Logo! Entry Deadline is May 30, 2024

We are looking for students, parents or service providers to make a new logo for our organization that represents inclusion and other areas we work to promote within our community. Winning designs may work with a professional artist to finalize logo.

Open Design – Theme of Inclusion, Growth, Independence, Connection and Fun!

Email your designs to KatherynKateKaren11@gmail.com

Fine print: Winner must live or work in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area.

Size: No smaller than 1000 x 1000 pixels and no larger than 3000 x 3000 pixels. Hand drawn is ideal, though digital works well, if done on a computer or on an app that you can change the size of the starting ground. Logo should be drawn on a paper no smaller than 5×7 inches.

***Be careful of using phone apps – most apps do not let you change the starting page size. That creates results that are too small to use and that will have to be redrawn. NO AI drawings please!

 
Thank you everyone who joined us at the 2023 Community Inclusion BBQ & Party – it was AWESOME!!!!

 
LAST Committee Member Videos

Learn about some of the organizations that make up the LAST Committee and the programs they offer for people with diverse abilities…

City of Maple Ridge – Accessible Programs & Events:

Community Services’ Supported Volunteer Program:

Pivot Point Family Growth Center:

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living’s Discovery Program:

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living’s Vicuna Art Studio:

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s Supported Work Skills Development Program:

LAST Committee Events

Past events we have organized include:

  • Transition Resource Fair each spring.
    2016 Transition Resource Fair-44The Transition Resource Fair is an event to help students and young adults with extra support needs and their families prepare for the next stage of life after high school. Representatives from a variety of local service providers and agencies covering continuing education, employment, health, and recreational services are on hand to give out information about their programs and organization, answer questions, and provide additional resources or contacts as necessary. Event photos are posted on the LAST Committee Facebook Page
     
  • Community Inclusion BBQ & Party at the Greg Moore Youth Centre in October to celebrate Community Inclusion Month. Community Inclusion Month recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of people with developmental disabilities.
    Thank you to everyone who contributes to this event – the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears for providing food and drinks and the artists, musicians, & performers who provide the activities & entertainment!!
     
  • We also occasionally present Transition Speaker Events, giving families a chance to meet in a smaller session to learn more and ask questions about topics such as:
    • Supported Employment & Customized Employment
    • PWD, RDSP, Transit Passes, & Health Benefits
    • Creating a Social Network: Face to Face and Having Fun
    • STADD – Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
    • CLBC Eligibility and How to Apply
    • MCFD – Ministry of Children & Family Development
       

LAST Committee Member Organizations

School District 42, Community Living BC, WorkBC, Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation, & Culture, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Pathfinder Youth Center Society, posAbilities, Pivot Point Family Growth Centre, and Special Olympics.

Follow the LAST Committee on Facebook to learn about member organizations and upcoming events!

Resources

“Planning for Positive Futures” – School District 42 Planning Handbook for Transitions from Secondary School to the Community for Students with Diverse Abilities (version 102.43)

2022 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Transition Resource Guide

Employment Options for Individuals and Families in BC

Transition Planning for Youth & Young Adults in BC

Pivot Point Family Growth Centre – Frequently Asked Questions