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What’s New at the VDRC!

 

Volunteer Director Needed

The VDRC is seeking a person to fill the role of executive director on a part time and voluntary basis. The position is ideal for newly retired person. Working closely with the board of directors, this person would be responsible for maintaining the work of the VDRC in serving people with disabilities in the Capital Regional District during a period of renewal. Longer term, the VDRC is expecting to be able to hire a full time executive director to take the organization into the future. The job description can be found here.
For further information or to discuss options for taking on this position, please contact David Hosking, Chair and Acting Executive Director at 250-595-0044 ext 107 or at director@drcvictoria.com.

 

Victoria Women’s Transition House Wellness Group

JWelness Wheeloin a small, intimate group of 10 women, with disabilities, over the age of 50, meeting for 7 weeks to explore what  wellness means in our aging lives.
With the use of the creative process we will create a Wellness Wheel.  We will share, through art and story telling, our rich inner world, perhaps making new dreams.  Explore what aging means to you, and promote your personal wellness.  Supplies will be provided.
Visit the Victoria Women’s Transition House Website to learn more about this great organization.Victoria Women's Transition House Society
Call Lenore at The Disability Resource Centre at 250-595-0044 ext. 101 for  more information and to register to be part of this exciting process.

 

New Employ-Ability ProgramMentorship

In partnership with the Neil Squire Society, we will be delivering the Employ-Ability program commencing Monday, January 12th 2014. The program will be aimed at those whose permanent physical disability, injury, or illness is their major barrier to employment and it will focus identifying career goals and working towards them while improving wellness.
While Neil Squire have been delivering supportive employment programs on the mainland for over fifteen years with a great deal of success, this is the first time this program has been available on Vancouver Island and represents an exciting opportunity for participants.
Additional information can be found on the program flier and on the Neil Squire Society website. For any questions or to inquire about future classes please contact Wendy Cox by phone at 250-595-0044 ex. 108 or by email at employment@drcvictoria.com.

 

Disability in the News…

 

Disability Employment Plan

The Federal Government is making it a little easier for people with disabilities to develop the skills they need to find jobs.  View the full report on ChekNews.ca

 

Toronto, People with Disabilities Deserve Better
torontonow articlePlaywright Alex Bulmer received with
hostility instead of hospitality

“people who live with disability deserve to live in a society that respects their cultural practice, understands their access needs and, at the very least, delivers services in accordance with the provincial laws”
Read the full article from nowtoronto.com

 

Endowment 150 Project – Helping you Save for the Future 

Many people with disabilities struggle to save for their future. To help those who want to save, Endowment 150 offers one-time $150 gifts to Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP).

 

Premier Unveils Made-in-BC Accessibility Strategy

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Premier Christy Clark has unveiled Accessibility 2024, a 10-year plan that responds to the voices of thousands of British Columbians who took part in a three-month long public consultation on making BC the most progressive place in Canada for people with disabilities.
Read the full 12 step plan and let us know what you think!

 

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