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

DCCN – Sexual Health with Dave Symington

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 October 18th, 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, “Sexual Health.” This session will feature Dave Symington, he has had a disability (C5-6 quadriplegic) since a diving accident in 1975. He has been involved in disability advocacy, program and service development, and community integration for almost 40 years. He has worked extensively in the post-secondary education system as a special education coordinator, service provider, policy driver, and awareness and team builder. Dave co-founded the Vancouver Adapted Music Society with Sam Sullivan some 30 years ago. He sits on numerous boards and committees and is very active in sexual health advocacy, music, sailing, and travel.

Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please contact 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.


Looking for Voting Information?

Each municipality has information on their website about candidates, voting options, and all candidates meetings!

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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!
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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…


Parent Information Events

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Join The North Shore Disability Resource Centre’s Parent Information Nights happening October 2018 to February 2018.


For full dates and times visit our Parent Information Night Calendar: Click Here…
Contact: Glenda Kopperson for more information


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!

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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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