What’s New at the VDRC!
Parking Permit Price Increase
Please note that as of April 1st, the prices of Disability Parking Permits will go up by three dollars. This will bring the total cost to $25 for renewals and new permits when processed in person, and $27 when processed through the mail.
The Victoria Disability Resource Centre Welcomes A New Executive Director
The VDRC is happy to announce that John Jennings will be joining our team as our Executive Director. His biography can be found here. We welcome him to the Centre and look forward to working with him.
David Hosking, the Chair of our board of directors, has been filling that role but will be returning to his regular responsibilities. Thank you Dave!
Victoria Women’s Transition House Wellness Group
Join a small, intimate group of 10 women, with disabilities, over the age of 50, meeting for 7 weeks to explore what wellness means in our aging lives.
With the use of the creative process we will create a Wellness Wheel. We will share, through art and story telling, our rich inner world, perhaps making new dreams. Explore what aging means to you, and promote your personal wellness. Supplies will be provided.
Call Lenore at The Disability Resource Centre at 250-595-0044 ext. 101 for more information and to register to be part of this exciting process.
New Employ-Ability Program
In partnership with the Neil Squire Society, the VDRC is delivering the Employ-Ability program. It is a 12-week program that is aimed for those who have a disabilities(s) that causes a barrier to employment. The program focuses on 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 questions or to inquire about future classes please contact Wendy Cox by phone at 250-595-0044 ex. 108 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ChekNews.ca
Toronto, People with Disabilities Deserve Better
Playwright Alex Bulmer received with
hostility instead of hospitality
“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”
Read the full article from nowtoronto.com
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 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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