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NSDRC Workshops and Events

The Annual North Shore Youth Transition Resource Fair!

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The Annual North Shore Youth Transition Resource Fair for youth/young adults with disabilities and their families!
When: May 15th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 2121 Lonsdale

Over 30 Resource/information tables including the NSDRC
Panel presentation on Creative Housing
Hope you can make it!

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Birdhouses for Sale

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Birdhouses for Sale
What: Birdhouses and Bird feeders
When: Pop up Shop – Friday’s 10:00am – 2:00pm In Store Monday’s to Friday’s 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: 1547 Welch Street, North Vancouver
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A.J. Brown – Disability and Art

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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 April 18, 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 session will feature A.J. Brown is a Deaf self-taught artist. She mostly works within watercolour, ink, and other mediums. Creating is A.J.’s way to express her soul-voice in a way to which others can hear and respond. Art is A.J. Brown’s way to freedom, and spirituality. Since 2002, her work has been exhibited in several galleries. Full Bio: Click Here …

Heather Korlak is a Teacher and Expressive Arts Therapist. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, she works primarily with children to explore their imagination and express their ideas. Heather Korlak will help run a short art session.

Please contact Lauren: or call 604-904-4088 to register.
Snacks are provided. The space is wheelchair accessible; if you require other accommodations please let us know by contacting Lauren. ASL is provided! Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Snacks are provided!

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FREE Adaptive Yoga Program

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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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Community Workshops and Events

abOUT – Disabilities & Identity within LGBTQ2 Art Show

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This art project brings together people with and without cognitive disabilities who identify as LGBTQ2. posAbilities and students from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design have come together to co-create unique artworks themed around identity.

Date And Time: Sat, 4 May 2019, 2:00 PM PDT
Location: Alternative Creations Studio – 1659 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2H1
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Aging Out of Care

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In BC, youth from care age out without the support most of us count on. We’re on a mission to change that. We’re excited to announce 5 panelists in the coming weeks. Until then, secure your spot for what will be a powerful panel and meaningful stories – with a call to action that includes fixing our broken system.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM PDT
Where: 312 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2, Canada


Community Land Trusts: Housing Civic Academy (Part 2)

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April 27, 10am-3pm, Location TBD

Community Land Trusts have proven track records for affordable housing provision in both the US and the UK, and there is a growing movement for CLTs in Canada. What are CLTs, and how can MVA member organizations help bring this innovative model to the region? Join us to develop your understanding of the CLT model and help map out the path to community-led housing solutions.

Morning session
Understanding the CLT model
Building community governance into housing
Unlocking perpetual affordability

Break (lunch provided)

Afternoon session
Mapping out land-sources for CLTs
Advocating for enabling legislation
Setting priorities for a CLT working group

Email to request an invitation.


Working CLAS Social

Join us for a night of music, dinner, dancing, & prizes to raise funds for CLAS!

Tickets: General Admission: $50, Generous Admission: $75, Table of eight: $400
Date and Time: Thu, 25 April 2019, 6:00 PM PDT
Location: The Wise
1882 Adanac Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2E2

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Celebrate Earth Day with BACI by Donating Clothing!


Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd and celebrate Earth Day (one day later) by dropping off your used clothing, accessories, bedding and towels at BACI’s Still Creek Centre – from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Donating clothing is a great way to keep items out of landfills and create employment for the people with disabilities on BACI’s donation pick-up team. All donated items are bought by Value Village, and that money goes to support BACI’s Children’s Services.

While you’re at Still Creek Centre, at 2702 Norland Avenue in Burnaby, check out Earth Day activities in our Community Garden as well.

Spread the word to your family and friends!

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I Am A Voice For Epilepsy Awareness Expo & AGM

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The BC Epilepsy Society will be hosting the I Am A Voice For Epilepsy Awareness Expo & AGM

Date: Monday April 29th
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC V3M 3E4
Ticket Price: $15 or $5 for ages 16 and under
Ticket Includes: Breakfast, lunch and parking
Purchase Tickets From: Eventbrite

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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.


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:


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…


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


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