What’s New at the VDRC!
The Victoria Disability Resource Centre Needs YOU!
The VDRC is seeking nominations for election to our board of directors at the next AGM. Individuals who are interested must be members of the VDRC and forward a completed nomination form to the Nominating Committee by mail or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are made by the Nominating Committee after consultation with the board of directors.
Nomination forms must be received by August 27, 2014.
Are you retired and have some free time on your hands? Maybe you’re looking to get back into the work force but need some hands-on experience. Do you want to volunteer your time to give back to the community? We are looking for volunteers in many different areas and we could have the perfect fit for you. Find out More about Volunteering at the VDRC
We are Proud at the VDRC to be the New Home for the Megaphone Magazine in Victoria
Megaphone features a mix of Vancouver and Victoria stories, reports the Times Colonist. The first issue profiles vendors and looks at how the pending closing of the Victoria Youth Custody Centre might affect youth who are already at risk of homelessness, crime and poverty. Read the full article…..
Disability in the News…
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).
Canada is Not the Only Country Struggling with how to Support our Disabled : Call for Radical Pension Change for Disabled
Reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Currently, in Australia more than 800,000 people receive the Disability Support Pension at the cost of about $15 billion a year. Read how politicians are following suit by conducting their own public consultations and producing a 171 page report. Read the article…..
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.
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