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NSDRC Workshops and Events

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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DCCN – February 21st – RDSP Session

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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 February 21st, 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 topic for the session will be on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), featuring an RDSP expert from Disability Alliance BC.

Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Snacks are provided!

Please contact Lauren: L.Stinson@nsdrc.org 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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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 February 2019 covering such topics as peer support, facilitation, team building, self-awareness, inclusive leadership, disability, conflict, communication, and self-determination. Session starts in February 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

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

6:30-8:00pm at John Braithwaite Community Centre
@145 W 1st St, North Vancouver, Meeting Room 2.
Contact: Glenda Kopperson
604-904-4075 g.kopperson@nsdrc.org


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Community Workshops and Events

Weaving Our Humanity – An Evening of Stories

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We proud to announce Weaving Our Humanity: An Evening of Stories on February 21st at Presentation House Theatre

Join us for a memorable evening of stories, music, and connection with neighbours on the North Shore. Tickets are free at: weavingourhumanity.eventbrite.ca

This event is organized in partnership with the Centre for Diversity and Innovation, NSIIP, North Shore Multicultural Society, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver City Library, and West Van Memorial Library
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Shohreh Sharafi
North Shore Community Resources
Suite #201, 935 Marine Dr. North Vancouver, B.C, V7P 1S3
Ph (604)-985-7138


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Parents Meeting About Housing

Many of us struggle to find housing for our adult children with special needs. We worry that we won’t find a comfortable home or care model that meets their needs. With a shortage of funding for social and assisted living, we need to turn to each other and work together to find solutions. As with other times in their lives, our children need us to be resourceful, creative problem solvers. Let’s help them move towards being established in appropriate, independent living accommodations. I want to meet with parents, to work together to see what we can create and envision collectively. If you are interested in meeting, please get in touch with me.

Our first meeting will be held on at 630 Wednesday, January 23rd in the Community Living (CLBC) office at Suite 210, 1200 Lynn Valley Road in North Vancouver (office entrance is on Ross Road, next to the McDonald’s entrance). Linda Pinch, of CLBC, will be working in her office while we meet and is making herself available to us if we have any questions. Let’s collaborate to find solutions for our kids!

Please contact Cathy Abraham to register: cabraham@shaw.ca or 604-980-3244.


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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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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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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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