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What’s New at the VDRC!

 

Office Manager Position Available

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is looking for an Office Manager to be responsible for the daily operations of the Centre, managing the parking program, recording daily financial transactions and making deposits, monitoring and responding to daily administrative emails, billings and invoicing.
The ideal candidate will have experience in handling a wide range of managerial and administrative related tasks and be able to work independently but also work in a team environment. The person must be well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of working in a charitable organization which depends on a large number of volunteers. The person must be able to work with a diverse population and deal with a wide range of administrative functions.
As an equal opportunity employer, the VDRC welcomes applications from all interested candidates.
Wage to be determined based on experience.
Send your application letter and resume by email to director@drcvictoria.com by end of day Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
Please read the full job description here.

 

Wanted: New Board Members for the VDRC

The VDRC is seeking nominations for election to the board of directors at the next annual general meeting in late September, 2015. Individuals who are interested must be members of the VDRC to be nominated and must forward a completed nomination form to the Nominating Committee by mail (click here for our address) or by email to director@drcvictoria.com. The form can be found here. Nominations are made by the Nominating Committee after consultation with the board of directors. Nomination forms must be received by August 21, 2015.

 

Connecting with Your Community Workshops

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre will be holding a series of Connecting with Your Community Workshops as part of the Positive Independent Living Workshops.  You will hear from a special guest speaker, Ocean, who will share her experience with MS and how disability is a new aspect of her life, learn new ways to meet people, how to access community events, and find out how to get involved in inclusive and adapted sports and recreation.  These sessions will be held on August 11th, August 18th, August 28th, and September 1st. Contact Jessica at 250-595-0044 or at jessica@drcvictoria.com to register or visit drcvictoria.com/positive-independent-living-workshops for more information on all of our workshops!

 

Assistive Technology Trade Show

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding an Assistive Technology Trade Show at Silver Threads Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton Road, Saanich) on August 17th between 11am and 4pm.  Visit various businesses and organizations that will be showing and discussing different options for devices to assist in daily living. It will give a general overview of the different types of technology and devices out there for people with disabilities and where you can get them!  Contact Jessica at 250-595-0044 or at jessica@drcvictoria.com to RSVP or just show up on the day! Or visit drcvictoria.com/positive-independent-living-workshops 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: taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org Website: www.taxaiddabc.org

 

Join Us At Pet-A-Palooza!

The VDRC will be at Ogden point on August 8th and 9th for Pet-A-Palooza! Stop by our booth at Ogden Point – 199 Dallas Road (where the Cruise Ships come in) anytime between 11am and 4pm. We hope to see you there.

We Wanna Pawty

Saturday at 11am there will be presentations and demonstrations from service dogs and their handlers! Learn how a Seizure Response dog can save a life!
Guess the number of biscuits & treats in the jar and enter the Gift Basket Raffle to win great prizes courtesy of Woofy’s Pet Foods in the Comox Valley.

 

Call To Artists!

The VDRC is proud to announce the 3rd annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase on December 3rd, this year to be held at the Victoria Art Gallery! Interested artists should contact Les at les@leschan.com before the deadline of August 30th.
See the event flier here.

 

Neil Squire Employ-Ability Program

The second Employ-Ability class is well underway in Victoria and the next one starts August 10th! Are you interested in learning more about yourself? Writing an attention grabbing resume? Confidently answering those killer questions in job interviews? Whether or not to disclose??? This 12-week class will cover all that and MORE! Plus, there’s a lot of laughs and fun! Contact Wendy at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre at 250-595-0044 ext. 108
Check out this info sheet to learn more.

 

 

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).

 

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