Dec 3: Artists With Disabilities Showcase

Art showcase dec 2015The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is proud to announce our 3rd Annual “Artists with Disabilities Showcase” at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Thursday, December 3rd.



 We hold this event in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and warmly invite you to attend this amazing showcase of LOCAL ARTISTS with various disabilities!


What: 3rd Annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase

When: Thurs Dec 3, 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street

Cost: Free, by donation to view the rest of the Art Gallery


For more information, please direct all Media Requests to:

Lauren Moline, VDRC Board Member.

Cell: 250-812-8638.  E-mail:

Learn more about our upcoming show and the artists  who will be showing their work on the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Facebook Event page.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the CRD Arts Development Service in the organization of this showcase.


Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs. For more information, go to or phone1-800-959-8281.


Help Us Support the Holiday Season!

Drop by the VDRC to donate your used clothing by December 11th.

With winter on its way, it’s more important than ever to help those who need it. We’re collecting donations of socks/mitts/scarves, toiletries and other “previously loved clothing” in support of OUR PLACE on Pandora – until December 11th.

We’re encouraging everyone to take part, by rummaging through their closets & wardrobes, for any winter clothing they might no longer wear.


Job Club Workshops

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding a series of Job Club Workshops.  These workshops will discuss various topics related to seeking, getting, and keeping a job.  These workshops will have an emphasis on peer support, providing the opportunity to learn from and teach each other.  The workshops will include sessions on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, how and when to discuss your disability, and what to do now that you have the job. These sessions will be held on November 20th, and December 11th.  Contact Jessica  at for more information or to register! Or visit for more information on all of our workshops.



Nov 25: FREE Personality Dimensions Workshop

Are you an Inquiring Green, Organized Gold, Authentic Blue or Resourceful Orange?

Find out at this upcoming FREE Personality Dimensions Workshop
SPACE IS LIMITED and Registration is Required!
Know your Personality Dimensions to…
  •   Express yourself appropriately
  •   Appreciate yourself & others
  •   Negotiate more effectively
  •   Elevate morale and enthusiasm
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 25th, 1pm – 4pm
Location: 735 Broughton St. *Community Room* Greater Victoria Public Library
Contact: Wendy Cox 250-595-0044 ext. 108;
For more information on this personality assessment see:

Transition to Your Pension Workshop

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding a Transitioning to Your Pension Workshop on December 1st from 1-2pm at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. Learn about the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security and what the transition process entails.  Contact Jessica at 250-595-0044 or at to register! Or visit for more information on all of our workshops.


How to Use the Computer Workshop

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding a series of How to Use the Computer Workshops. These workshops will cover a range of skills when it comes to the computer including basic computer skills, using social media, navigating the most common websites, and how to be safe online. These workshops will be held on November 23rd, November 30th, December 7th, and December 14th from 1-3pm. Contact Jessica at the VDRC at to register! Or visit for more information on all of our workshops.


Tax Assistance

Haven’t filed your taxes for numerous year? Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities DABC (Tax Aid DABC) is a new program offered by Disability Alliance BC.  This program can assist people who are receiving the PWD benefit or the PPMB benefit with simple income tax filings and information/referrals. There are a number of financial benefits available to British Columbians who file their taxes.  The money received from these benefits will not usually affect PWD or PPMB assistance cheques. Find out more by:
Phone: 604-872-1278 or Toll Free: 1-800-663-1278
Email: Website:




Working Together with Employers & Enhancing Employability

Helping people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment

This unique, comprehensive and participant centered program, available through the Neil Squire Society at our offices at 817A Fort Street, is designed to develop the skills required to help individuals achieve their employment goals. Click here for details.


Workshop Series on Chronic Disease Self-Management

Starts Oct 23

On Oct 23, a six-week workshop begins that will help people with chronic conditions better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. It teaches practical skills as well as providing information. This program, developed and researched at Stanford University, is being offered by the Neil Squire Society at our offices at 817A Fort St. Click here for details.


Disability in the News…


Federal Support For Employment Opportunities For Local People With Disabilities Announced

The Federal government announced new support for increasing opportunities for persons with disabilities. The media release can be found here.


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


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).


 … for more in the news click here


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