What’s New at the VDRC!


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Please note that our Centre will be closed for two weeks over the holiday season. Our doors will close at 12 noon on Friday December 19th and reopen on Monday January 5th of the new year.


Job Opening

A new position is available at our Centre for an Employment Coordinator in our Employ-Ability program. Please click here to open a full job description.


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 inquiries or to enroll on the program please contact Paul Griffin by phone on 250-595-1512 or by email at


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


Toronto, People with Disabilities Deserve Better
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“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”
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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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