Disability

March 11, 2016
We offer a newsletter for people to share their life experiences with disabilities or mental illnesses by focusing on their abilities and strengths to reduce stigma and discrimination around all...
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, self advocacy, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
January 12, 2016
The Disability Alliance BC has put together an update on the changes to the Disability Tax Credit application. See the attached letter and their website for more information.
Keywords: Article , Disability, British Columbia
October 21, 2015
Self-Advocate Net is an online community for the voice of Self Advocate leaders across BC. It is a place to have a voice, break down stereotypes and encourage positive change in our communities. You...
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, Disability, intellectual disability, British Columbia, General resources
March 5, 2015
Welfare rates in BC have not increased in eight years and recipients are increasingly finding that as prices in BC continue to rise, getting by on the existing rates is virtually impossible. The BC...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Welfare, British Columbia
Disability Alliance BC
September 25, 2014
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) has changed their name to Disability Alliance BC. They also have a new logo and tagline that they hope with speak to the importance of building...
Keywords: Article , Disability, British Columbia
July 17, 2014
There are serious problems at the Social Security Tribunal and the Canada Pension Plan Disability Program, especially for people trying to appeal decisions on their ineligibility for this disability...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
June 6, 2014
The B.C. auditor general’s recent report, "Disability Assistance: An Audit of Program Access, Integrity and Results", indicates that B.C. adults who have developmental disabilities — such as Down...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Health, British Columbia
April 16, 2014
DAWN-RAFH Canada was founded in 1985 following a meeting between seventeen women from across Canada who came together to discuss issues of mutual concern. In a society which devalues and often...
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, Women, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, All of Canada
April 14, 2014
A single mother with one child receives $945 a month in income assistance or $1,242 in disability assistance. If she receives any child-support money from an ex-partner, the government reduces her...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Disability, Women, British Columbia
March 13, 2014
Over the last few months, the provincial government has been consulting on issues impacting people with disabilities. CLAS, BCCPD, Inclusion BC, BCANDS, CMHA-BC and SPARC BC have prepared a joint...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Health, British Columbia
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