do you have a question about employment? Whether you are a job seeker or an employer, we can answer your questions and assist with solutions! call Glenda, NSDRC's employment specialit at 604-985-5371
 

Parade of Trees in The Village

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A Magical Forest of Christmas Trees is coming to Lynn Valley!

The 8th Annual Parade of Trees in The Village
December 2-January 4
Grand Lighting Ceremony December 2nd 4-5:30pm

Everyone is invited to participate in Lynn Valley’s favourite Christmas tradition and help support local organizations who make a big difference in our community

This year’s beneficiary is North Shore Disability Resource Centre who are working to develop a new after school programme for youth with different abilities. Remaining proceeds support the work of LVCA.

For more information or to sponsor a tree please email lynnvalleyca@gmail.com

Sponsor Application Form: Click Here…

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All Abilities Connected Communities Leadership training is back!

Are yu a youth age 16 - 30 living with a disability, looking to increase your leadership skills? see info below
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 January 2019 covering such topics as peer support, facilitation, team building, self-awareness, inclusive leadership, disability, conflict, communication, and self-determination.
There will be two orientation sessions to explain the program in depth, youth and caregivers are welcome to join us:
Wednesday December 5th, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at PeerNetBC #408-602 West Hastings Street, Vancouver OR
Thursday December 6th, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at the North Shore Disability Resource Centre, 3158 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver
Please RSVP to one of these sessions by contacting Lydia Luk at (604) 733-6186 or lydia@peernetbc.com; OR Karen Lai at (604) 889-7961 or karen.lai@telus.net.

please let us know if ASL interpretation or other accommodations are needed.

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DCCN – Working in Media with Grant Hardy

Disability and Sexuality with Dave Symington

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 November 15th, 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, “working in media as a person with a disability.” This session will feature Grant Hardy. Grant has been blind since birth and is passionate about broadcasting, accessibility, and all things technology. He currently works for Accessible Media as the Bureau Reporter for Vancouver, presenting on a weekly TV show that talks about accessibility, inclusion, and empowering portrayals of people with disabilities. One week the show might tell a story about an entrepreneur with a disability; the next week, an inclusive art show; and the next, a review of a smart speaker. Grant loves the variety of content AMI is able to cover, as well as getting the chance to tell stories that might not otherwise be told. Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please contact Lauren: L.Stinson@nsdrc.org or call 604-904-4088 to register.
Snacks are provided. If you require ASL Interpretation please let us know at least 2 weeks before the meeting. The space is wheelchair accessible; if you require other accommodations please let us know by contacting Lauren.

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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…

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Parent Information Events

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Join The North Shore Disability Resource Centre’s Parent Information Nights happening November 2018 to February 2018.
For full dates and times visit our Parent Information Night Calendar: Click Here…
Contact: Glenda Kopperson for more information
604-904-4075 g.kopperson@nsdrc.org

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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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