Do you have a question about employment? Whether you are a job seeker or an employer, we can answer you questions and assist with solutions! Call Glenda, NSDRC's employment specialist at 604-985-5371

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If you've got questions about employment, Glenda can provide support for job seekers with disabilities and for employers looking to hire. You can reach Glenda by calling 604-985-5371 or emailing


Lets Talk About Accommodation

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Many of us will need a workplace accommodation to some degree at some point in our working lives. It may be due to a number of factors: physical disability, intellectual disability, a change in health, family responsibilities, an injury or a mental health issue amongst other reasons.

Job seekers who live with a disability whom I have met with are often hesitant to ask for workplace accommodations. Why? It means becoming vulnerable to the perceptions of others, it means disclosing what might be an invisible disability to their employer, and they often feel isolated when it comes to approaching their employer. The good news is that each employee also comes with their unique strengths and abilities.
For ideas about how to talk with your employer about accommodation, and for previous employment blog posts, click here


DCCN – Navigating the world of work as a totally blind individual with Patricia Elgersma

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Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.

The next group is March 15th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM. To facilitate accessible transit requirements the meeting will be held at PeerNet BC, #408-602 West Hastings, Vancouver. PeerNetBC is an accessible space, please let us know of any other accessibility requirements you might have in advance of the meeting.

The session will focus on the topic of, “Navigating the world of work as a totally blind individual.” This session will feature Patricia Elgersma, is currently a Project Manager and has worked at HSBC Bank Canada for the past 5 years. She has been totally blind since birth. When she is not working, she plays flute in the Vancouver Community Concert Band. Today she will be speaking about her experience being part of the workforce as a blind individual.

Please email or call 604-904-4088 to register.


Job Club: April 4th – May 23rd

Job Club For youth 14+ and young adults who live with disabilities

Job Club
For youth 14+ and young adults who live with disabilities

Get together with other youth at Job Club & begin mapping your way by:
– Matching your interests & skills to places that need your skills
– Creating your personal profile.
– Practicing skills that will help you get a job in the future.
– Having fun learning about work with others through games, role plays, discussions and videos

Time: April 4th – May 23rd on Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:30pm
Place: North Shore Disability Resource Centre 3158 Mountain Highway North Vancouver
Registration: Glenda at Fee: $ 75.00 (contact Glenda with questions)
Call 604 904 4075


Empower People with Disabilities by Donating to our GoFundMe campaign!

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North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC) needs your help to launch an innovative pilot project for engaging local stakeholder groups to solve the North Shore’s labour shortage and reduce employment barriers for North Shore residents with disabilities.

We’re trying something a little different with this GoFundMe campaign, because we think it’s the perfect way to reach people in the community who want the opportunity to give something back and be part of creating a long term solution to a big problem that’s too often overlooked. Check out our GoFundMe page by clicking the button below.

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Options for Us: Housing for People with Disabilities

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In 2016, the NSDRC Association and Foundation Boards began a housing engagement project called Options for Us – Housing for People with Disabilities on the North Shore with the goal of asking a range of people with disabilities and their families and caregivers about the current housing situation, and what would work better.

From March 2016 until January 2017 the project engaged more than 140 parents, family members and individuals from NSDRC programs, the North Shore Brain Injury Survivors Group, the North Shore Schizophrenia Society, the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC’s Youth Without Limits Group, and NSDRC’s Supportive Transition Adult Education program.

The report has been released and can be viewed as a PDF here: Final Report on Options for Us Engagements

Check out our list of housing for families, adults and seniors with disabilities in the Resource Guide


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