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.
Good Times Never Felt so Good!
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!
Raise the Rates
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.
NSDRC Wins Community Contribution Award 2012
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!
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.