CLBC facing new controversy over ‘double dipping’

A new week and another controversy for Community Living B.C.

The organization is already under fire for its treatment of people with developmental disabilities, but on Monday new questions emerged about the amount of money some CLBC employees are earning, not only on the job but in their homes as well.

Global News has learned some CLBC managers have been operating, and profiting, from having developmentally disabled clients live in their own homes.

Among those with a disabled client in her home is CLBC’s Vice President of Operations for the Fraser Region, Carla Thiessen. It was Thiessen’s decision to cut the recycling program for in Maple Ridge. She also forced Christina Bartell out of her group home when she turned 19.
But Woollard says there is no conflict of interest.

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In the legislature the NDP has asked the minister to investigate.