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NSDRC Workshops and Events

Facilitating Vibrant Conversations

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Want to start a group or dialogue in your community?
Join us for Facilitating Vibrant Conversations

You must attend all 3 workshops, as different topics will be addressed and practiced at each: 10am – 1pm, on Monday January 7, Tuesday January 8, and Friday January 11, 2019.

All sessions will be held at the North shore Disability Resource Centre
3158 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver.The NSDRC is an accessible space; please advise us of any accommodation requirements.

These workshops are FREE but space is very limited so registration is required. To register, please contact Suzanne at 604-904-4088 or email s.klassen@nsdrc.org.

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All Abilities Connected Communities Leadership training is back!

Are you a youth age 16 - 30 living with a disability, looking to increase your leadership skills? see info below

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 January 2019 covering such topics as peer support, facilitation, team building, self-awareness, inclusive leadership, disability, conflict, communication, and self-determination. Session starts in January 2019!

Please register by contacting Lydia Luk at (604) 733-6186 or lydia@peernetbc.com; OR Karen Lai at (604) 889-7961 or karen.lai@telus.net.
please let us know if ASL interpretation or other accommodations are needed.


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Parents Events Post Calendar

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JANUARY 17th
Kudoz is coming to town: Learn about a community based social
experiential initiative for young adults and adults with disabilities

FEBRUARY 21st
What does employment mean for youth and adults with disabilities?
Work BC & Jobs West

Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm at the North Shore Disability Resource Centre except Oct 18 th (6:15-8:30pm)
@3158 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver.

Contact: Glenda Kopperson
604-904-4075 g.kopperson@nsdrc.org


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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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Community Workshops and Events

Plan Institute to Host Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Information Session

If you have a disability and are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, you should know about the RDSP. Free information sessions about RDSPs are being offered by Plan Institute. There will be a tele-seminar, which can be attended via phone or computer, on the evening of November 27 as well as an in-house session on the morning of December 4 (located in Vancouver).

More information and registration instructions found here: planinstitute.ca/registered-disability-savings-plan/


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Parade of Trees in The Village

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A Magical Forest of Christmas Trees is coming to Lynn Valley!

The 8th Annual Parade of Trees in The Village
December 2-January 4
Grand Lighting Ceremony December 2nd 4-5:30pm

Everyone is invited to participate in Lynn Valley’s favourite Christmas tradition and help support local organizations who make a big difference in our community

This year’s beneficiary is North Shore Disability Resource Centre who are working to develop a new after school programme for youth with different abilities. Remaining proceeds support the work of LVCA.

For more information or to sponsor a tree please email lynnvalleyca@gmail.com

Sponsor Application Form: Click Here…


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Initiative to Re-Imagine Community Inclusion

reimagine community inclusion flyet, info below.

The Ministry for Social Development and Poverty Reduction is undertaking an initiative to re-imagine community inclusion. Tim Agg (former ED at Plea) is leading up this work. The process includes working with an advisory group (which The Fed sits on) and also some community consultations sessions that will take place over the next month.

These sessions are designed to include self-advocates, families and service providers so please help promote them within your organizations and communities.

Castlegar
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Kootenay Society for Community Living
2224 6th Avenue, Castlegar, V1N 2V9

Burnaby
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, V5B 3A6


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Inclusion BC Event Calendar

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Event Calendar: Click Here…

Here are just a few exciting events hosted by Inclusion BC members. Check out our event calendar for a full list of events. If we missed an event, please let us know!


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TRACKING EXCLUSION: BCEdAccess’ Exclusion Incident Report Form supported by Inclusion BC

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Exclusion of students with special needs and/or disabilities is a notable problem in BC K-12 schools.

Some aspects of this issue were addressed and documented last year in a survey conducted by BCCPAC. See the results of this survey here: Students Denied a Full Day At School – Summary Report: Click Here…

Students with special needs and or/disabilities are being excluded from school in a variety of ways. Some of these include:
– Being asked to stay home
– Being sent home
– Being dropped off late and/or picked up early by bussing services
– Being excluded from field trips
– Being excluded from typical learning activities – sent to resource room or sensory/isolation room

Please fill out this survey as frequently as is necessary.
Incident Report Form: Click Here…

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Inclusion BC’s advocates provide information, advice, referrals and advocacy. This includes helping families successfully navigate the education system when issues arise, and ensuring that they are informed of their rights and options. Our advocacy services are provided free of charge.

Contact our advocates:
(toll free) 1-844-488-4321
(email) advocacy@inclusionbc.org


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Self-Advocate Net is an on-line community for the voice of Self Advocate leaders across BC

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It is a place to have a voice, break down stereotypes and encourage positive change in our communities.
Change starts with sharing what is important to you!
Self Advocate Net publishes 8 new stories per month. We pay $100 for each story selected.

We are looking for 250-350 word stories with a strong message about:
• Examples of inclusion and being a full citizen in your community
• Rights and having Choice and Control in your life
• What Self Advocacy means to you
• Ways you or your Self Advocacy group are leaders in your community

If we approve more than 8 stories in any given month. We will let the author(s) know their story will be held and published the following month.Each Author can have a maximum of 4 stories per year published. You can have other stories published for free (not paid) if you are at your limit. Priority will be given to those who have not yet been published on Self Advocate Net. Need to send your story idea to this page in order to be notified. If your story idea is approved for publication, we will email you. Also to send a photo to go with your story.

**Please note we only support stories from Self-Advocates who live in British Columbia, Canada.
Link: https://selfadvocatenet.com/submit-your-story2/


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