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What’s New at the VDRC!

 

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!

 

Transportation Workshop

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding a Transportation Workshop on September 8th from 1-4pm at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. Learn how to plan bus routes, how to use Handy Dart and other transportation options in your community.  You will also have the chance to practice getting on and off a city bus! 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.

 

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 September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, and December 11th.  Contact Jessica at 250-595-0044 or at jessica@drcvictoria.com for more information or to register! 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

 

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.

 

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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