Sunny Days are Coming – Things to Consider in the Summer Months

The sun is starting to shine and it appears that summer is just around the corner. We wanted to send out a few reminders for the sunny weather that is fast approaching:

Dress for the weather – Please ensure that people attending our programs are ready to be out in the sun while attending Community Ventures Society (CVS). We ask that all participants have sunscreen on before they arrive to day program. Please also send a spray bottle of sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle in their backpacks. As well, we recommend that lunch kits include a small ice pack to keep lunches from spoiling in the heat.


Medications alert – Some medications cause sun sensitivity. Please let us know if sun sensitivity affects the person we serve and we will take extra precautions throughout the summer. Please let us know which medications are a concern and we will get information from the pharmacy on how to best support folks in the summer.

Jobs – For all the people who have paid jobs through CVS, we would like to inform you that when working they are required to wear closed toed shoes for their protection and it is a requirement by WorkSafe BC. As individuals are cleaning streets, parks and parking lots they do encounter broken glass and other sharp objects. As the warmer weather is approaching, some individuals may prefer to wear sandals, please only wear sandals on days that they do not work. If an individual comes to work without the appropriate footwear, they will lose out on a day of work.

Please email Dawne Windblad/Diana MacPhee at [email protected] or [email protected] if you are going on holidays this summer and will be away from the Community Inclusion program.