We coach and empower people to live their best lives.
Empowerment Planning – PEGs and PEPs
PNGI’s planning process is all about putting people at the centre of their own coaching experience.
Each person at PNGI works with the Vision Coach to define themselves, visualize their best life, and develop Personal Empowerment Goals (PEG). Then, coaches support breaking down these big Focus Goals into small and manageable steps – we call this list of practicable, actionable small steps a “Personal Empowerment Plan (PEP). The Personal Empowerment Plan (PEP) gives coaches a map supporting weekly activities that get each person closer to the goals that matter to them. Coaches track weekly, and goals are reviewed and assessed seasonally and annually. The initial planning session is usually done 1:1 with the vision coach.
Coaching is a valuable time for people to let us know what matters to them and exercise their own unique and robust voice. Coaches encourage people to invite family members, friends, and other people who are important to them in future meetings; we want people to feel loved and supported and actively engage their support networks.
Everyone needs support to live a fulfilling life as an adult. Most of the time that support comes from family, friends, neighbours, or co-workers. If you are a person with a disability, that support can come from a Support Worker who has expertise and experience in assisting with areas that can be challenging. From a few hours a week or a few hours a day, Life skills Support can help meet these challenges.
Life skills Support is available for all adults: those who live in their family home with their parents and those who live on their own.
PNGI's Life skills services are offered in Terrace and Kitimat, BC. Services are funded by Community Living BC (CLBC) and can be requested by anyone over the age of 19 years old who is eligible for CLBC services.
Adventure Awaits grew out of a dream to provide opportunities for adventure and greater life fulfillment to the individuals who are served by PNGI. Callie has brought to life a program that started with a focus on adventure and fun; friendship and connection have been the strongest outcome.
Callie and her adventuring team have created a program that plans and executes adventurous activities to introduce some excitement into all of our lives. The vision is that, not only will our individuals and coaches have an opportunity to try something new, we will also build and strengthen our social relationships and skills. These adventures also increase people’s opportunities for social success in the wider community as we have interesting stories to tell and a larger bank of common experiences to start and maintain friendships. The opportunity to dream and envision a bigger, better life is another benefit that has come about because of this group.
Adventure Awaits events have included hiking to local waterfalls, volcano and lava beds, a helicopter tour in the mountains, travel to Prince Rupert to attend the festival of lights, snow kayaking, snowshoeing, star gazing, and even a winter campout at a remote cabin in the woods. Plans are in the works for travel further afield as permitted by the Covid-19 situation.
We offer a selection of different products that you can purchase at our office in Terrace, B.C, and online. We have a remarkable book by our founder, Chris Arnold, a Job Developer's Toolkit with key strategies to obtain employment, a booklet with employment success stories from people with developmental disabilities in BC, and a toolkit to help address what challenging behaviours might be communication. Lastly, we have Employment Matters pins with great slogans relating to people with disabilities.
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PNGI offers Professional Support Services to the Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Smithers communities. Our services, which are requested through Community Living BC, are personalized to the individuals we serve, their service providers and families. The goal is for individuals to have their best quality of life.
The main roles of the PNGI behaviour consultant consist of:
- Assisting service providers in developing behaviour support plans and safety plans, where required, - Provide ongoing training and support to assist service providers in developing behaviour support plans. Often, this may include providing in-service training to specific staffing groups and other caregivers, or facilitating educational and skill building opportunities for a broader audience of support staff, and to - Coordinate planning when individuals transition from MCFD to CLBC or from living at home to supported or independent living.
We strive to provide intervention in a timely manner to any behaviour crisis including onsite mentorship.