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The North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC) provides programs and services based on the belief that all people are important to their community.

The North Shore Disability Resource Centre directly serves over 450 individuals through our residential and community based programs. Our Information and Advocacy Program received over 1,000 calls last year and provides programs and services to people with disabilities, their families, friends and networks on the North Shore. We make every effort to ensure that their voices are heard, and that they are supported to participate in their community as fully and independently as possible.

Our mission statement is Working for a community for all: we work to ensure that people with disabilities, along with their families and friends, can participate actively as members of the community. We are committed to working toward a community which is free of physical, financial and attitudinal barriers.



FREE WORKSHOP:

 

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This 2 hour workshop will help you:

  •   Learn to actively communicate your symptoms
  •   Prepare the right questions before every appointment
  •   Tell your story: clearly, concisely, convincingly
  •   Make the most of your medical appointments
  •   Know your rights and learn how to partner with your doctor
  •   Find an advocate in yourself

 

Panel presentation including:

  •   Dr. Jonathon Hislop, Physician, North Shore Division of Family   Practice
  •   Princeton Huang, Chronic Disease Nurse Coordinator,
    Vancouver Coastal Health
  •   Marilyn Craig, Patient Advocate, Volunteer Legal Advocacy   Program,
    MS Society
  •   Rob Burns, Associate Lawyer, North Shore Law LLP

 

Location: North   Vancouver City Library, Paul Singh Room, 120 14th St. West, North Vancouver

Date: Saturday   May 10, 2014

Time: 10 —12   Noon

 

Free and open to the public. Patients and family members   welcome. Space is limited. Register online now. For more information call 604-602-3219.

 

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2014 Inclusion BC Conference

 

The 2014 conference is entitled Tides for Change and is on June 11-14 in Nanaimo BC. For more information, please see Inclusion BC’s Webiste: http://www.inclusionbc.org/conference-schedule

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PARENT INFORMATION EVENT: VELA MICROBOARDS & INDIVIDUALIZED FUNDING

 

Saturday, April 5, 2014
3158 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver
10:00am-12:30pm
Please RSVP Glenda @ g.kopperson@nsdrc.org
By March 26, 2014

Get valuable information and a chance to get your questions answered by Linda Perry Executive Director:Vela Microboards.
Click here to see poster: PIE April 2014

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The 14th Transition Fair for Young Adults with Special Needs

 

THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
FOR TRANSITIONAL PLANNING
SCHOOL DISTRICT #44 (NORTH VANCOUVER) ° NORTH SHORE DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE
CAPILANO UNIVERSITY ° NORTH SHORE CONNEXIONS
SCHOOL DISTRICT #45 (WEST VANCOUVER) ° COMMUNITY LIVING BRITISH COLUMBIA
MINISTRY OF CHILDREN & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
PRESENTS

The 14th Transition Planning Fair for Young Adults with Special Needs

Young people with special needs ages 15 to 24, their families, caregivers and support workers ~ if you have questions about post secondary options and adult services, this Fair’s for you!

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Where: Capilano University Sportsplex (Gymnasium)
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Please note that pay parking will be in effect. The Short Term lot next to
the north end of the Sportsplex is $2 per hour at any time of day. The
exception to this is that, after 5:30 p.m., anyone using a handicapped
space in the Short Term lot pays a flat rate of only $3.25 for the evening,
when a valid SPARC tag is displayed. All vehicles parking in the main
parking lot after 5:30 p.m. will pay a flat rate of $3.25 for the evening.
See You There!

Poster: 2014 Transition Fair Flyer

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NEW Accessible Services at the Vancouver Aquarium!

 

Missed Access Day? You can now take advantage of  descriptive tours and ASL interpreted visits year-round.

ASL INTERPRETED VISITS
We have partnered with Douglas College to provide our
visitors the opportunity to experience our galleries and
shows accompanied by an ASL student interpreter.

DESCRIPTIVE TOURS
Visitors who are blind or with low vision will have the
opportunity to discover our galleries with a trained
volunteer like never before. Using tactile props and
technology, visitors will discover our world through
touch, smell and sound.

Both services are free of charge, must be booked in
advance and are dependent on availability.

For more information on all of our accessible services or to book:
www.vanaqua.org/access

visitorexperience@vanaqua.org

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NEW!

 

scholarship

 

Starting today, people being served by CLBC are eligible to apply for a scholarship from scholarship fund established by CLBC and the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as a result of bargaining negotiations between CLBC and BCGEU.

Applications for 2014 will be accepted until March 31 and are available online at the following locations:
 BC Self Advocate Net: www.selfadvocatenet.com
 BC Government and Service Employees’ Union: www.bcgeu.ca
 Community Living BC: www.communitylivingbc.ca

Feel free to forward these links to your key contacts. Paper applications and copies of a two-page hand-out will be arriving at CLBC offices across the province this week. For more information on the Scholarships, click here. The first round of successful applicants is expected to be confirmed in spring of 2014. Applications will be reviewed by a joint CLBC/BCGEU committee.

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Good Times Never Felt so Good!

 

thank you

The NSDRC 2013 Benefit Concert featuring Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band was a great evening. Thanks to all who donated items, bought tickets, volunteered, and performed!  Thanks also to the event sponsors: BOSA, CTV, North Shore News, Precision Graphics, and Western Stevedoring – we couldn’t have done it without you!

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Raise the Rates

 

Image of coins in change purse.At our recent Strategic Planning Session, we spent the day discussing which issues the NSDRC should focus on in the coming years. Housing was definitely on the list. In our discussion about housing, the fact that people with disabilities on government assistance receive only $375/month for shelter costs was raised. Some new board members had not heard this figure before, and were dismayed that people had to find housing with a budget less than half of the average rent for a bachelor suite (and the figures we use for average rents are almost three years old). While accessible housing is also a factor, affordability is usually the key issue we face when assisting people to find housing in the community.

Read more »

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NSDRC Wins Community Contribution Award 2012

 

Liz Barnett accepts award.

NSDRC WINS!
THE NORTH VANCOUVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION AWARD 2012

.The 15th annual North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards were held on November 8, 2012. The North Shore Disability Resource Centre was nominated in the Community Contribution category. We were finalists along with Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and Capilano Community Service Society.

We are thrilled to tell you that we were selected as the WINNERS! It is such a testament to the work the NSDRC has done over the past 36 years and to the leadership of the Boards, families, and the people we support!

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Transition and Employment Services

 

Introducing a new service to help young people and their families move through the transition process and to provide supports toward employment.
More information.

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