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 g.kopperson@nsdrc.org

 

Parent Information Events

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SEPTEMBER 20th
Community Living BC & Ministry of Children & Family Development: Their
roles in the transition process

OCTOBER 18th
REGISTERED DISABILITES SAVINGS PLANS: PLAN financial planning for
your loved one

NOVEMBER 15th
Inclusion Works!-a family driven service alternative: How it helps
youth in the transition process stay active

DECEMBER 6th
Parent networking:
A social evening with refreshments and discussion

JANUARY 17th
Kudoz is coming to town: Learn about a community based social
experiential initiative for young adults and adults with disabilities

FEBRUARY 21st
What does employment mean for youth and adults with disabilities?
Work BC & Jobs West

Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm at the North Shore Disability Resource Centre except Oct 18 th (6:15-8:30pm)
@3158 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver.

Contact: Glenda Kopperson
604-904-4075 g.kopperson@nsdrc.org

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DCCN – Speaker Jeanne Morton July, 19.

Language and Disability

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 July 19th, 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, “the language that surrounds disability.” This session will feature Jeanne Morton, she has currently 27 years of experience working in non-profits. Through her work as a writer, editor, and communications director Jeanne has gained a keen interest in the language that surrounds disability. Jeanne also identifies with having a disability.

ASL Interpretation and snacks are provided! The space is also wheelchair accessible. Please let us know of any accommodations and dietary needs you require. Please email s.klassen@nsdrc.org or call 604-904-4088 to register. We have limited space so please register.

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Let’s Talk About Employment

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What if there was an alternative employment model that emphasized the strengths of the employee and the needs of your business? Customized employment may be an unfamiliar term to you as an employer or as a job seeker, however this employment model has proven to be effective for both job seekers and employers. Read about how customized employment works for Nick and his employer, in our latest Let’s Talk About Employment blog post: click here

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Annual North Shore Youth Transition Resource Fair!

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On May 1st 2018 the annual Transition Resource Fair was attended by over 100 families, presenters and organizations at the NVSD Education Centre. This fair is organized and hosted by the North Shore Youth Transition Committee every year for youth with disabilities who are in their last years of high school and their families and networks. Information about services & opportunities for new adults with disabilities is offered by over 30 community service providers. A panel of speakers represented by youth and parents share their experience with the transition to adulthood process. This year the theme was family driven services and our presenters were Cindy Frostad who is a parent advocate and educator, Susan & Janice parents from Inclusionworks! and Brion who is a self- advocate and participant at InclusionWorks!

We thank our supporters: North Vancouver School District, North Shore News, Bean Around the World, Community Living BC and all the presenters who provided up to date information and made this year’s resource fair a success.

 
 
Logos -our supporters: North Vancouver School District, North Shore News, Bean Around the World, Community Living BC

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Want to Know what People With Disabilities said about Poverty Reduction?

On Saturday March 10th, a group of 17 people sat down to discuss poverty reduction. Here’s what they said: REPORT on Poverty Reduction Community Meeting for People with Disabilities and their Families

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Here’s what People with Disabilities and their Families said about Housing

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.

The report 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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Support NSDRC in a new way by donating to our GoFundMe campaign!

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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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