Information and Advocacy Program
The Information and Advocacy Program provides information about government, social and community services and programs to people with disabilities, families and caregivers, professionals and the community at large.
Program advocates can assist you with applications for income support programs like Persons With Disability Income Assistance (PWD) and CPP Disability. They can assist with a range of processes and forms, including those related to health, housing, equipment, tax rebates and more. Not sure? please call us! 604-985-5371.
Advocacy is provided to people with disabilities being denied access to programs and services. We also work with other agencies and advocates toward ensuring that all citizens have access to employment, education, housing, and a fully engaged life.
We currently produce the Resource Guide for North Shore Adults with Disabilities and provide a public access computer/internet workstation and telephone (please call Gillian to book: 604-985-5371).
Information and Advocacy Services are free and available without a referral.
Phone/TTY: 604-985-5371, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Suzanne Klassen – Director Information and Advocacy Services 604-904-4088,email@example.com
Transition & Employment Services
Is a service to help young people and their families move through the transition process and to provide supports toward employment.
How we can help…
•Assist youth with disabilities to transition into the government services system
•Develop a transition plan for your future
•Provide information regarding transition and employment
•Facilitate workshops and information sessions
•Link you to services and resources in the community
•Attend school transition IEP meetings by request
•Job Club and employment workshops for job seekers
•Job development supports
•Individual appointments are available
To speak to the Transition and Employment Facilitator call:
604 904-4075 or 604 985-5371 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to view Transition Focus Newsletter Fall 2015 (PDF)
North Shore Community Response Network
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The North Shore Community Response Network brings together individuals and community agencies to share information on how to assist and support adults who are abused, neglected or self-neglecting and are at increased risk due to age, physical or mental disability, gender, ethnic/cultural background, socio-economic status or other condition that influences or affects their choices. The Network grew out of a 1997 series of public discussions on the North Shore held in anticipation of the Adult Guardianship Legislation and focused on the question of how to respond effectively to issues of adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect. In 1998 the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC (www.trustee.bc.ca) began funding a part-time coordinator for the network. In 2002, as a direct consequence of lobbying efforts by the Network, Vancouver Coastal Health created a part- time position for an Adult Abuse and Neglect Consultant. Today the North Shore Network is one of the leading community response networks in British Columbia. It is comprised of many individuals and organizations including community service providers, interested community members, and representatives from the designated agencies legally mandated to inquire into and respond to situations that meet the criteria of the Adult Guardianship Act. The NS CRN is also a part of the wider provincial network of CRNs which can be accessed at http://www.bccrns.ca.
The goals of the North Shore Community Response Network are to:
- Raise awareness of adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect in the community
- Develop community, agency and inter-agency protocols to provide appropriate responses to situations involving adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect
- Build relationships between members of the Network so that they are a resource and support for each other
- Provide education, prevention and intervention for those who are unable to do so for themselves.
The North Shore Community Response Network is hosted by NSDRC. We are grateful for funding from the BC Association of Community Response Networks, the District of North Vancouver, The City of North Vancouver, The District of West Vancouver, and the North Shore Soroptomists.