Do you have your RDSP? Check out the links below to see if you qualify!

Learn About the RDSP this month!

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. You may even be eligible to receive $150 Free when you open your RDSP. Please check out the website - many who think they are not eligible actually are.


Free Leadership & Facilitation Training for Youth (16-29) Living with a Disability

All Abilities Connected Communities Leadership Training for Youth aged 16-29
This 12 session course, starting in January 2017 will cover various topics such as peer support, facilitation, team building, self-awareness, inclusive leadership, disability justice, conflict, communication, and self-determination. Following the training, there will be mentorship and opportunities to apply the learned skills.
We are holding two orientation sessions to share more details about AACC; you only have to attend one. If you have any questions or to RSVP contact: iris ( 604-733-6186 or Karen ( 604-889-7961. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs. Thank you and looking forward to meeting you!

November 29, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
#408-602 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
December 1, 2016
6:00pm -8:00pm
North Shore Disability Resource Centre
3158 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver


The Federal Government Wants to Hear from YOU on Accessibility:

The Federal Government is holding consultations until February 2017 and wants to gather input from Canadians about planned accessibility legislation. You can register to attend and in-person session and/or use the discussion guide and fill out an on-line questionnaire.
There will be an in person session in Vancouver:
Saturday, November 26th
2:00 pm to 5:30pm at the Vancouver Convention Center
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Room : West Meeting Room 109 & 110
To pre-register for an in-person session, or to notify them of accommodation needs, please contact the Office for Disability Issues:
Phone: 1-844-836-8126
Fax: 819-953-4797
Mailing address:
Consultation – Federal Accessibility Legislation
c/o Office for Disability Issues
Employment and Social Development Canada
105 Hotel-de-ville St., 1st floor, Bag 62
Gatineau QC K1A 0J9
Email address:

For more information, including discussion guides, videos, and opportunities for online participation visit the Consultation on federal disability legislation webpage


NSDRC Housing!

NSDRC is very pleased to announce that applications are now available for our new Mill House apartment units, located at Harold Road and Mountain Highway.
There are four 1 bedroom wheelchair accessible apartments, 539 sqft each, which include a wheel-in shower (no bathtub), accessible countertops, fridge, stove top, wall oven, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Each unit has an accessible patio/deck. Rent is geared to 30% of gross income to a maximum of $1040/mo. Utilities are not included.
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.



The theme of this year’s NSDRC Poster Contest is “My Favourite Colours” and the judges picked this beautiful painting. Congratulations Alexa!
Our winner this year features a field of orange, poppy and yellow flowers against a green field and a blue sky with puffy white clouds.

All this years entries were wonderful and the judges found it very hard to pick a winner. To see all the amazing entries please click the link: Poster Contest 2016!


Options for Us: Housing for People with Disabilities

Image of hand drawn input from parents on large sheets of paper.
OPTION FOR US kicks off with 2 parent sessions!
OPTIONS FOR US is an engagement project that is seeking input on housing for people with disabilities from parents, individuals, caregivers, and a range of other decision makers and stakeholders.
The project began in the spring and has already held two parent engagement sessions and has plans for at least three more sessions with individuals this summer. We are gathering input about what’s working and what’s not; about existing housing and housing gaps; and about new and innovative ideas and projects. We’ll continue to engage with stakeholders over the fall with the goal of producing a series of workshops and info sessions that cover ideas and issues arising from our community conversations. We’ll be sharing the information as we go, so keep an eye on our website!
If you can’t make it to one of our engagement sessions, please feel free to fill out one of our on line community housing surveys:
For parents:
For individuals:


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