Online Resources - 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: Disability, self advocacy, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
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: Disability, intellectual disability, British Columbia, General resources
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: Disability, Women, Factsheets and FAQs, General resources, All of Canada
February 3, 2014
The BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation website has information on employment, welfare, and disability.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Unemployment, Welfare, British Columbia, Government information
March 28, 2013
In April 2011, the BCCPD formed the Disability Without Poverty Network with the BC Association for Community Living (BCACL), Canadian Mental Health Association - BC and Yukon Division (CMHA), Social...
Keywords: Disability, persons with disability, PWD, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
June 13, 2011
The Ontario Provincial Government appointed a commission to review the income security system, including social assistance. The commission's mandate was to develop a plan to reform the system.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, Organizing, social assistance review, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) contains videos of a symposium held by ISAC and the Social Assistance Action Committee in March 2011 on how Ontario Works could be improved.
Keywords: Disability, isac, ontario works, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Multimedia, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Ontario Community Legal Clinic System’s Social Assistance Action Committee (SAAC) held a roundtable discussion on May 30, 2011, to explore the issue of how...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre sent a letter to the commissioners of the Social Assistance Review in Ontario, urging them to consider issues of gender and equity in the review process. You can...
Keywords: Disability, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 1, 2011
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization operating in BC since 1966. SPARC BC focuses on social justice issues and works together with...
Keywords: Disability, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia, Organizations
May 30, 2011
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) is working with Woodlands School survivors for their struggle for justice and compensation. Woodlands School was a provincial residential...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
May 30, 2011
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Justice System website provides a resource for justice system professionals and others working to understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD...
Keywords: Disability, fetal alcohol, Legal Research, Mental Health, Ontario, Organizations
May 30, 2011
"Being an advocate does not mean you have to quit your job, write big checks or rush to Washington D.C. It also doesn't mean you have to know everything there is to know about learning disabilities...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Education, learning disabilities, Manuals and guides, United States
May 29, 2011
"The Hall is a place where people with disabilities can talk about rights. Rights is the word used to mean that things are fair for everyone. Sometimes there are laws to make things fair, but...
Keywords: Alberta, Disability, General resources
May 29, 2011
IDEA Regina is a grassroots alliance dedicated to full citizenship for individuals with disabilities. The IDEA Regina website has a Rehabilitation Directory, an extensive list of disability links,...
Keywords: Disability, Organizations, Saskatchewan
May 29, 2011
Persons with Disabilities Online is a huge Government of Canada database containing links related to disability issues created in collaboration between Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers...
Keywords: Disability, Government information, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
The Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) offers advocacy resources such as booklets on topics like: disability insurance, human rights, Canadian Pension Plan disability benefits, self-advocacy,...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Disability, Legal Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gallery Gachet strives to provide a focal point for dialogue amongst outsider/dissident artists. Through...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
The Disability Research Information Page (DRIP) was launched by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) for centralized access to all CCSD disability research information.
Keywords: Disability, Organizations, All of Canada
May 27, 2011
The BC and Yukon Division of the MS Society has many information resources and publications available both online and through their lending library. Online legal advocacy resources include: MS and...
Keywords: advocacy, Disability, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 25, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) has published many fact sheets that are available for download. Factsheets include topics such as the Safe Street Act, BC Utilities...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Human Rights, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 25, 2011
As British Columbia's cross-disability advocacy organization this website provides information about their projects and publications.
Keywords: Disability, British Columbia, Organizations
May 25, 2011
The Voice of the Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver (VCP) is a non-profit self-help support society. The VCP is controlled and operated solely by adults with Cerebral Palsy and other birth defects...
Keywords: cerebral palsy, Disability, British Columbia, Organizations
May 25, 2011
BCANDS provides a variety of support services and resources to help B.C.'s aboriginal people with disabilities, and others associated with the disabled.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Disability, British Columbia, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit organization which assists people with disabilities living in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
Keywords: Disability, Ottawa, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
In co-ordination with other organizations, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative pursues accessibility of the web for people with disabilities through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines,...
Keywords: Disability, Technology, Campaigns and initiatives, International
April 12, 2011
Social assistance policy manuals are an important source of detailed information about such questions as initial and ongoing eligibility, the treatment of assets and income, how benefits are...
Keywords: Disability, social assistance, social assistance, Welfare, welfare manual, welfare policy, welfare policy, Government information, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
March 8, 2011
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action. Our members are an action-based team who partner with other community...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Disability, food bank, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizing, Poverty Research, services, shelters, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Organizations, Yukon
December 14, 2010
This site, now over ten years old, has an amazing amount of links and is updated on a weekly basis. Everything you need to know about government policy, welfare rates, social policy, poverty...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, government, Government Policy, Housing, Human Rights, Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, social policy, social research, statistics, Unemployment, Gateways, All of Canada
December 9, 2010
People First is an organization that was formed because some of the people in our communities felt that they were not considered as people first. They felt that they were talked about, talked to,...
Keywords: Disability, Organizations, All of Canada
October 1, 2010
BCCPD has a YouTube channel with a number of helpful videos, including a series on Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP), a long term savings plan for people with disabilities.
Keywords: Disability, people with disabilities, RDSP, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Multimedia
April 20, 2010
ODSP Action Coalition is made up of community clinic caseworkers, agency staff, and community activists who undertake campaigns and activities designed to raise awareness of issues affecting persons...
Keywords: Disability, Ontario Disability Support Program, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Organizations
March 29, 2010
The City of Prince George's directory of advocacy services.
Keywords: advocacy directory, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, British Columbia, Directories
March 25, 2010
The Violence Prevention Initiative of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador reflects government’s commitment to addressing the problem of violence in this province. The Initiative is a six year...
Keywords: child abuse, Children and Youth, Disability, elder abuse, Seniors and Elders, Violence, violence against women, violence prevention, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Newfoundland, Government information
March 17, 2010
Reach is a lawyer referral organization that helps people with all disabilities including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental...
Keywords: AIDS, chronic pain, deaf, Disability, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, legal help, Legal Research, pro bono, Ontario, Organizations, Services
February 9, 2010
PEI Disability Alert Blog and some other PEI blogs are now publishing under the Not Just News site. The NJN Network publishes blogs and news about disability, advocacy and PEI.
Keywords: Blogs, Disability, disability news, Prince Edward Island
November 18, 2009
Murray Siple's excellent feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North...
Keywords: binners, Disability, film, Homelessness, Media, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Multimedia
October 20, 2009
The Justice Education Society has programs and resources aimed at making the justice system more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Immigrants and Refugees, legal education, legal education, Legal Research, self help tools, British Columbia, Organizations, Programs and courses