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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lets Talk About Accommodation
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
Job Club: April 4th – May 23rd
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 email@example.com Fee: $ 75.00 (contact Glenda with questions)
Call 604 904 4075
Have Your Say About BC’s First Poverty Reduction Plan
There is still time to give input!
Ongoing Until March 30, 4pm:
By Email: BCPovertyReduction@gov.bc.ca
By Phone 1-800-663-7867,
By Online Feedback Form, and list of meetings across the province, including Metis and Indigenous Community Meetings : https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/
Empower People with Disabilities by Donating to our GoFundMe campaign!
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.
Options for Us: Housing for People with Disabilities
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