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Artists With Disabilities Showcase

a huge success

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What an amazing show on Dec 3! A huge thank you to all of our amazing artists, many of which stayed all day to talk to each other and the public. We estimate that more than 300 people came throughout the day to see the show. There is definitely an appetite for this art and we are so happy to have helped organize such a successful event!

 This event was held in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and showcased 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 

 

Learn more about the show and the artists  on the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Facebook Event page.

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

 

Jan. 20th to Feb. 24th —FREE workshop on Chronic Disease Self-Management

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On Jan. 20, 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.

Topics Covered Include:

 

• Decision-Making

• Action Planning

• Understanding Emotions

• Breathing Techniques

• Problem-Solving

• Using Your Mind

• Communication

• Healthy Eating

• Working with Health Professionals

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WHEN: Wednesdays, Jan. 20th to Feb. 24th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

WHERE: 817 A Fort Street at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Registration is Required! Contact Wendy Cox at 250-595-0044 or email wendyc@neilsquire.ca

Click here for further details.

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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 www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or phone1-800-959-8281.

 

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: taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org Website: www.taxaiddabc.org

 

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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.

 

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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 ChekNews.ca

 

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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