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Come to our AGM!

The Annual General Meeting of the North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association will be held
Tuesday September 18, 2018
5:00pm – 7:30pm
at the Lynn Valley United Church – 3201 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver

Refreshments will be provided starting at 5. The meeting will get underway at 5:30 p.m. and will end by 7:30 p.m.

Please join us in viewing a new video presentation we have been working on, as well as our 5th Annual Poster contest winners.

Please RSVP to Daniel at d.rayher@nsdrc.org

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And the Winner of the 2018 NSDRC Poster Contest is….KAYLA!

Congratulations Kayla! The theme of this year’s poster contest was “Barriers – how they affect me and how I get around them”.
All of the entries were wonderful, and the judges had another hard time trying to choose among such great work. Kayla’s bright and energetic painting definitely captured the Judge’s attention. Visit our Poster Contest page to see all the entries!
a bright purple painted frame surrounds a golden inner area tha highlights a communication board and a disability sign of a person in a wheelchair.

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DCCN – Speaker Linda McGowan September 20th

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 September 20th, 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, “disability and travel.” This session will feature Linda McGowan, McGowan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1983 and has mobilized in a wheelchair for more than 25 years. Linda’s decision to live her life and have MS just tag along has led her to travel on every continent, to more than 160 countries, including a climb on Mount Everest 2500 feet above base camp. Linda has written and published a book, “Travelling the World with MS in a Wheelchair.” She works as an advocate with seniors and people with disabilities and encouraged everyone to follow their dreams no matter how tiny those dreams may be.

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 L.Stinson@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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How Volunteering Helped Me Build a Network

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 September 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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