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NSDRC Workshops and Events

Building Vibrant Communities Workshop Fall 2019

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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. – on Sept 24, 25 and Oct 12, 2019.

Registration details will follow in August 2019.
For more info email:

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The Five Senses – Poster Contest 2019!

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Theme: The Five Senses – Choose one or a mixture of the five senses, vision, hearing taste, smell and touch. The theme is in honour of the NSDRC Campaign to create Canada’s first mobile multi-sensory environment: a Mobile Snoezelen® Room.

Eligibility: Any person participating in programs or receiving services from the NSDRC, currently or within the last year.
Size & Layout: Size: 11×17 inches, pre-cut card stock is available from NSDRC. Must be Portrait Layout only!
Poster Requirements: Posters created by contestants must be their own original artwork. *** A note to supporters: Please do not draw the poster FOR the person you support.
If you have any questions on this poster contest please phone 604-985-5371 or email Lauren at Entries Due – August 16th. – Click Here For Full Contest Rules!


Disability and Fitness

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 July 18th, 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 “Disability and Fitness”

Stacey Thevarge will be our speaker. Living as an Indigenous Woman with Cerebral Palsy has shaped the way Stacey views and interacts with society. In 2018 Stacey was Sponsored by Team Fitness in North Vancouver to appear in the Natural Physique and Athletics Association Show on April 29th, 2018. Stacey competed in the Transformation Division and won first place. Stacey wants to work with disabled people and help them achieve their fitness goals in whatever way that looks like for them.

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.

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Examining Financial Security Workshop

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Financial planning is a challenge but there are many strategies to prepare for the world ahead. An opportunity to discuss options available to families and individuals with disabilities.

When: Thursday September 26th, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: NSDRC Boardroom 3158 Mountain Highway
RSVP: By Tuesday September 24th, 2019 by contacting Dan Rayherat or 604-985-5371
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Friday – Car Washing by Donation

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Come support NSDRC’s Supportive Transition Adult Group Education (STAGE) Program by cleaning your car!

When: Friday, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: 1547 Welch Street North Vancouver
Cost: By Donation
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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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Community Workshops and Events

Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities

Step-By-Step DIY Taxes Webinar: July 16th
June 19, 2019Tax AID DABC
Are you a person with disabilities living in BC who would like to know more about how to do taxes on your own?
Then our Step-By-Step DIY Taxes webinar is for you! Please join us on July 16th for our next webinar.

This workshop is co-hosted by four organizations: including Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, Together Against Poverty Society, Active Support Against Poverty Society and Disability Alliance BC.

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Learn to Camp with Power to Be

Power to Be brings along all the accessible equipment needed for camping (tents, cots, extra gear) for those who may not have any or who haven’t camped before! If you have any gear, however, please do bring it. This event is accessible to Peers of any level of injury, and any experience level—specifically geared towards those who haven’t been camping before with an SCI or related disability.

Start: July 29, 2019
End: July 31, 2019
Organizer: Jenna Wright
Phone: 604-326-1210


Music Performances by Kristina Sheldon & Mark Ash

The Vancouver Adapted Music Society is hosting intimate performances by two artists each month of summer!
When: July 26 – Peer Kristina Sheldon is joined by Mark Ash to each performs a variety of original and cover songs.


The Vancouver Job Fair

The Vancouver Job Fair welcomes hundreds searching for job opportunities in various industries! The Vancouver Job Fair is an incredible employment opportunity to stand out in person.
When: Thursday, July 18th!


Day of Pos-Abilities

Day of Pos-Abilities
– We’ll be there to talk about the IFRC Services & Supports, as well as promote the Right Fit Pilot Project.
When: Saturday, August 10th, 2019!


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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