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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.
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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!


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


DCLS Self Advocates and Recreation Summer Dance Aug 16 Banner

When: August 16th, 2019 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Where: DCLS office, 4917 Delta Street, Ladner
Hosted by: Delta Community Living Society
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Join us on Sunday August 18th between 11am-7pm where CVS will have a booth at Port Moody’s 3rd annual Car-Free Day. It will be a great day of fun for everyone so come on out and support the local community.

When: August 18th, 2019 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: St. John’s Street, Port Moody (between Elgin Street and Grant Street)
Sponsored by: Community Ventures Society and Kinsight




When: August 22nd, 2019 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: Central Park, 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby
Hosted by: posAbilities
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When: August 24th, 2019 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Where: Mount Douglas Park (in the field area at the lower beach parking lot), 4500 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria
Hosted by: Lifetime Networks Victoria
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Ambleside Adventure Playground for a day of outdoor activities


Join us at the Ambleside Adventure Playground for a day of outdoor activities! Be prepared for non-stop action as we build forts, play our favourite games (sticks, camouflage and survivor), and take trips to the beach. To register, 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.


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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