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.

 
Annual LAST Committee events include:

  • Transition Resource Fair at Thomas Haney Secondary School in April.
    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 on the first Wednesday in October to celebrate Community Living Month. Community Living Month recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of people with developmental disabilities.
    Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears for providing food and drinks and The ACT Arts Centre for a Member Grant to help provide the entertainment!!
     
  • In 2017 we began a Transition Tuesday Speaker Series, 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 include:
School District 42, Community Living BC, WorkBC, Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation, & Culture, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, Ministry of Children and Family Development, posAbilities, Pivot Point Family Growth Centre, and Special Olympics.

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

Resources:
Employment Options for Individuals and Families in BC

Transition Planning for Youth & Young Adults in BC