About Microboards

RebeccaandHerMicroboard 2A Microboard™ is a small (micro) group of committed family and friends (a minimum of 5 people) who join together with the individual to create a non-profit society (board). Together, you help the individual:

  • plan his/her life;
  • brainstorm ideas;
  • advocate for what they need;
  • monitor services and ensure they are safe;
  • connect to his/her wider community; and
  • do fun things together.

If you choose to, a Microboard can also access funding and deliver the services that the individual needs.  Together you can create services that are creative, flexible and reflect the needs of the individual. Funding may come from a government agency such as the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Community Living BC, the Ministry of Health, a trust or a settlement (i.e. ICBC, WorkSafeBC).  If the Microboard does not want to access funding and deliver the services, the individual may still choose to access Individualized Funding.

In an interview at the Claiming Full Citizenship Conference, October 15-17 2015, Linda Perry, our Executive Director, shares how Microboards support people with disabilities to organize needed community supports and services and achieve self-determination and citizenship.  Scroll down to see this video.

In this video from the Claiming Full Citizenship Conference, Jeff Moulins shares his story about starting one of British Columbia's first Microboards. In this very funny interview Jeff explains the challenges he faced trying to change the two systems involved in his supports and thereby creating a real life for himself and his partner at the time.

There is no charge for our services in British Columbia.