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DCCN – Sexual Health with Dave Symington

Disability and Sexuality with Dave Symington

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 October 18th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM.To facilitate accessible transit requirements the meeting will be held at PeerNet BC, #408-602 West Hastings, Vancouver. PeerNetBC is an accessible space, please let us know of any other accessibility requirements you might have in advance of the meeting.

The session will focus on the topic of, “Sexual Health.” This session will feature Dave Symington, he has had a disability (C5-6 quadriplegic) since a diving accident in 1975. He has been involved in disability advocacy, program and service development, and community integration for almost 40 years. He has worked extensively in the post-secondary education system as a special education coordinator, service provider, policy driver, and awareness and team builder. Dave co-founded the Vancouver Adapted Music Society with Sam Sullivan some 30 years ago. He sits on numerous boards and committees and is very active in sexual health advocacy, music, sailing, and travel.

Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please contact 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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Inclusion Works!-a family driven service alternative: How it helps
youth in the transition process stay active

Parent networking:
A social evening with refreshments and discussion

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

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


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

October is Community Inclusion Month

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2018 theme: Accessibility Includes
Inclusion BC is celebrating “Accessibility Includes” as the 2018 theme of Community Inclusion Month. It is inspired by the proposed new Accessible Canada Act and BC’s plan to introduce accessibility legislation later this year.

Throughout October, we will be talking about accessibility and what it means to people with intellectual disabilities.

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!


Intelligent Lives: A new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib
Monday, October 22, 2018
· Richmond

Intelligent Lives: A new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
· Vancouver



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Family Services of the North Shore, in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services, presents the 5th Annual PROUD2BE Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference.
October 19th & 20th, 2018
AMS Student Nest, University of British Columbia
6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC

PROUD2BE brings together youth, parents and professionals to strengthen and celebrate our diverse LGBTQ2S+, gender non-conforming and allied community. Connecting those with lived experience is at the heart of this two-day conference.

Register: Click Here…

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Family Services of the North Shore Grief Support Group

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Find support and healing in a safe and caring environment with others who have also experienced loss. Sessions may include guided meditation, gentle touch and healing touch for relaxation and stress relief.

When: Wednesdays, October 3 to November 21, 2018

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where: Sunrise Senior Living, 980 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Register: Call 604.985.8713 or email


Adaptive / Accessible Yoga North Vancouver

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Come join a chair based yoga class for people experiencing mobility challenges, whether life long or newly acquired. This welcoming and supportive environment offers a safe class where every yoga pose can be adaptive for your individual needs.

When: Thursdays, Sept. 27th – Oct. 18th (4 sessions)
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Capilano Room, Memorial Recreation Centre
Corner of St. Georges and 23rd. Enter from the back parking lot off of 23rd
Cost: FREE!
Info: 604.983.6415


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


North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues is Looking for Members!

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Are you a person with a disability living on the North Shore that wants to make your community more accessible? The North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI) needs you!

The ACDI is a tri-municipal committee made up of persons with disabilities living on the North Shore. The Committee’s mandate is to formulate proposals, review projects and make recommendations to the three North Shore municipalities that promote, develop and sustain an accessible community, free of physical and social barriers.

The ACDI is a great way of being active in the community and getting involved in a range of projects to promote accessibility.

Past accomplishments of the ACDI include a campaign on how businesses can support persons with disabilities, guidelines to make streets and sidewalks more accessible and work to promote accessibility in the new Delbrook Community Recreation Centre.

DETAIL: Monthly ACDI meetings are the last Thursday of each month at the District of North Vancouver (5-7 p.m.). Sub-committees meet on Thursdays at various times across the North Shore.

For more information on the ACDI please contact the District of North Vancouver at or 604-921-3459 or visit


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.


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