NSDRC’s Executive Director Announces Departure
Elizabeth Barnett, Executive Director of the North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC), has announced that she will be leaving the organization effective January 20, 2019.
Liz has worked for the NSDRC for over 30 years, taking on the role of Executive Director (ED) in 2001. She has led the organization through a period of significant change in the non-profit sector and in the community we serve. Her commitment to serving those with disabilities has been at the forefront of everything that the NSDRC has accomplished during her tenure.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Liz for the leadership that she has provided to the NSDRC over the last seventeen years,” said Dan Blue, Chair of the Board of Directors of the NSDRC. “Her commitment to help those with the greatest needs is an example to us all.”
Liz will be staying in the local non-profit sector in a role that will enable her to continue to use her passion and experience to help those in need. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to wish Liz all the best in her new role,” said Mr. Blue.
The Board of Directors has appointed Kathleen Jessop as Interim Executive Director while the search for a new ED is underway. Kathleen brings decades of experience to the position and we are confident that the NSDRC team will continue to provide our usual excellent levels of service during this transition.
All Abilities Connected Communities Leadership training is back!
PeerNetBC with financial support from Coast Capital Savings is excited to be offering another session of All Abilities Connected Communities, which aims to build leadership capacity and facilitation skills within youth with disabilities encouraging them to become better connected in their communities and able to lead conversations and advocate for their own health and wellness. This leadership program will begin February 2019 covering such topics as peer support, facilitation, team building, self-awareness, inclusive leadership, disability, conflict, communication, and self-determination. Session starts in February 2019!
Please register by contacting Lydia Luk at (604) 733-6186 or firstname.lastname@example.org; OR Karen Lai at (604) 889-7961 or email@example.com.
please let us know if ASL interpretation or other accommodations are needed.
Let’s Talk About Employment!
When you have a disability whether it is visible or invisible your opportunities to network and find employment might be influenced by whether you can leave your home, have internet and phone access or access to transportation. One way to build your network is to consider volunteering your time in the community.
Read our latest Let’s Talk About Employment blog post by Gillian Burns: Click Here…
Parents Events Post Calendar
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
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
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
Support NSDRC in a new way by donating to our GoFundMe campaign!
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.