Lots of good reasons for seniors to file their taxes
April 18, 2016
The B.C. Seniors Advocate says there are at least nine good reasons why seniors stand to gain a lot from filing their income taxes. Isobel McKenzie has issued a press release explaining why it is important for seniors in the province to file tax returns, even if they do not think they make enough income to file. “There are many subsidies available to seniors that are based on income tax information,” said Isobel Mackenzie. “If seniors don’t file their taxes, low-income seniors in particular may be giving up opportunities to access subsidies which can make significant differences to their lives.”
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CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is proud to announce:
The 4th Annual “Artists with Disabilities Showcase”
on Friday & Saturday, Dec 2-3, 2016 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria!
Held in conjunction with United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities with funds from the CRD Arts Development Service, the Victoria Disability Resource Centre (VDRC) is pleased to be hosting this prestigious show which will showcase the amazing art from our community.
Artists with Disabilities based on Vancouver Island are encouraged to apply.
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Deadline for entries is September 15, 2016
Employment Opportunity - Social Media / Education Assistant Intern
The Victoria Disability Resource Centre has partnered with the Neil Squire Society and we are looking for a Social Media / Education Assistant Intern.
The Neil Squire Society uses technology to empower people with physical disabilities. Our programs and services connect people with disabilities to appropriate technology, develop their skills, and then connect participants to employment, education or other community
For more information and how to apply: click here.
For the accessible version: click here.
Application deadline: September 01, 2016
Employment Opportunity - Access Manager
The Rick Hansen Foundation recently launched the Team Access B.C. Job Creation Partnership (JCP) Project. The aim of this initiative is to pursue the goals of Accessibility 2024, which encompasses: Accessible Built Environment; Employment; Inclusive Communities; and the Consumer Experience.
As such, they are seeking individuals for the positions of Access Manager. Successful applicants will be responsible for the daily management of the JCP Participants’ on and off-site activities (i.e. assigning work, evaluating performance, overseeing workflow processes; mentoring staff), as well as apprising the Project Manager on the status of the JCP Participants’ activities, milestones, performance and evaluation. They will also ensure that the physical site surveys of the built environment are in compliance with RHF’s standards for rating accessibility and inclusive design.
To find more information about this opportunity, as well as how to apply, click here. For the accessible version, click here.
Chronic Health Self-Management Workshops
July 6th - Aug 10th
This six-week program, developed at Stanford University, provides information and teaches practical skills. It is being offered by the Neil Squire Society at our offices at 817A Fort St. See below for information about how to enrol.
Topics Covered Include:
• Learn to Better manage your health
• Set goals and problem solve
• Communicate effectively with your health care team
• Take action and live a healthy life!
WHERE: 817A Fort Street at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre
WHEN: For six Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Registration is Required! Contact Wendy Cox at 250-595-0044 or email email@example.com.
Click here for further details.
Barrier-Free BC urges provincial government to ‘Just Say Yes’ to a British Columbians with Disabilities Act
Victoria, BC – April 6, 2016 – A grassroots movement of organizations and individuals representing British Columbia’s residents with disabilities officially launched a province-wide campaign on the steps of the Legislature today. Barrier-Free BC called on the provincial government to ‘Just Say Yes’ and enact a British Columbians with Disabilities Act.
More than 600,000 people in BC have some form of disability – and that number is expected to rise dramatically over the next 15 to 20 years as the population ages.
Introducing formal legislation would help to secure the rights of persons with disabilities around issues of accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunity.
“We strongly urge all parties to support the enactment of legislation to make accessibility a priority for BC residents with disabilities – to build a stronger, equal British Columbia for all,” said Sleath.
About Barrier-Free BC
Volunteer-driven, Barrier-Free BC is a non-partisan, grassroots campaign advocating for the enactment of a strong and effective British Columbians with Disabilities Act, ensuring a truly barrier-free province for all persons with disabilities.
For more information:
PWD application process to be streamlined for some British Columbians with disabilities
The Ministry of Social Development recently introduced legislation that will streamline the Persons with Disabilities Benefit (PWD) application process for people with disabilities in the following programs:
Community Living BC
The Ministry of Children and Family Development At Home Program
BC PharmaCare Plan P – Palliative Care
Canadian Pension Plan – Disability