FREE Adaptive Yoga Program
North Shore Disability Centre is offering a FREE supportive and welcoming Yoga program for anyone that has mobility concerns. It is run by Toni van der Marel a great adaptive yoga teacher and a wonderful ally to the disabled community. Drop-ins are welcome.
Where: 940 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Time: January 24th – June 20th. Thursdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
For more information please call 604 987 5820.
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DCCN – February 21st – RDSP Session
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 February 21st, 4:00PM – 6:00PM. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 3158 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver BC, the North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association’s offices. You can get there by bus, sea-bus and car. The topic for the session will be on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), featuring an RDSP expert from Disability Alliance BC.
Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Snacks are provided!
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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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 email@example.com; OR Karen Lai at (604) 889-7961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
please let us know if ASL interpretation or other accommodations are needed.
What does employment mean for youth and adults with disabilities?
Work BC & Jobs West
6:30-8:00pm at John Braithwaite Community Centre
@145 W 1st St, North Vancouver, Meeting Room 2.
Contact: Glenda Kopperson