Learn About the RDSP
The Registered Disability Savings Plan has been available to Canadians with a disability for several years now and yet many have not taken advantage of this excellent program. The NSDRC regularly hosts workshops about the RDSP and now you can learn about the RDSP, calculate its benefit, and download the application guide on the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) website. Please check out the website - many who think they are not eligible actually are. You can also check out this RDSP, Grants & Bonds Presentation from the Government of Canada (pdf)
Free Facilitation Workshop Series
This 3-part training will introduce circle-based approaches to facilitation, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to hold community conversations, or start a community group. Open to all community members, volunteers and workers who want to facilitate vibrant conversations. Attendees will receive a free facilitation toolkit. Refreshments will be served.
Please attend all 3 workshops, as different topics will be addressed at each:
10 am – 1pm, on
Monday March 13, Wednesday March 15, and Monday March 20th
At the City of North Vancouver Public Library, 3rd Floor (Paul Singh Room, 120 14th St W, North Vancouver
The City of North Vancouver Public Library is an accessible space; please advise us of any accommodation requirements.
Space is limited; please register by
calling Suzanne at 604-904-4088 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
NSDRC Housing – Millhouse Units Now FULL
All 4 units at Harold Road and Mountain Hwy have been filled. While applications are still accepted for a wait-list, please be advised that the wait may be lengthy.
For information about the tenancy criteria and for the application form, please go to the NSDRC Housing Information & Application page, or click the Housing Application button in the right hand sidebar.
NSDRC would like to thank Lynn Valley United Church, Marcon Developments, and the District of North Vancouver for their support of this project.
If you are a person with a disability looking for housing and need assistance, please call Gillian at the NSDRC Information & Advocacy Program at 604-985-5371.Please note that Gillian is away until January 10, 2017.
Options for Us: Housing for People with Disabilities
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.
From March 2016 until January 2017 the project engaged more than 140 parents, family members and individuals from NSDRC programs, the North Shore Brain Injury Survivors Group, the North Shore Schizophrenia Society, the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC’s Youth Without Limits Group, and NSDRC’s Supportive Transition Adult Education program.
Conversations ranged from quite structured (to establish core values) to very informal.
A report on the project’s findings will be released shortly. One of the issues that came up repeatedly is the need for a single comprehensive list of all the existing housing options for people with disabilities on the North Shore (including those with physical, developmental, sensory and psychiatric disabilities).
Toward that end we are currently contacting all the housing providers on the North Shore and asking them to complete a short template so that we may put together a single list. We will be sharing the Options for Us Report, introducing the comprehensive housing list, and inviting the housing providers to share information abut their resources at an event on Wednesday March 29, 6pm-8pm at the Paul Singh Room, 3rd Floor, City of North Vancouver Public Library, 120 14th St W, North Vancouver. To register please call Suzanne Klassen at 604.904.4088 or email email@example.com.