Programs and Services

The VDRC promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in the economic, political, cultural, and social life of Canadian society. We achieve this through offering support in six key areas:

1. Research & Community Development

The VDRC remains committed to responding to community needs through our Research and Community Development program area. This is where we pilot new initiatives and participate in community events/initiatives sponsored by other organizations.

2. Disabled Parking Permits 

If you have a disability or injury that limits your mobility, you may obtain a parking placard allowing you to park in disabled parking spaces. Permits issued for Permanent Disabilities must be renewed every three years. Temporary permits will be valid for a period of time as determined by your physician (maximum one year).

3. Information & Referral

4. Peer Support

  • Workshops
  • Support Groups
  • Special Events

5. The Neil Squire Society

Working Together with Employers & Enhancing Employability

Helping people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment

This unique, comprehensive and participant centred program, available through the Neil Squire Society at our offices at 817A Fort Street, is designed to develop the skills required to help individuals achieve their employment goals. Click here for details.

Technology@Work Program

Provides Ergonomic and Assistive Technology to Support Employment

The Technology@Work Program supports people who have a work related barrier due to a disability or a functional limitation and who require Assistive Technology for employment or volunteer activities in British Columbia.

Technology@Work will:

  • Work with you and your employer to find the best solution to remove a barrier for you in the workplace
  • Help you determine the Assistive Technology equipment, products, and services that will allow you to better perform your job tasks
  • Provide training, if required
  • Help to navigate you to other services and supports in the community to assist you in your employment situation
  • Provide you with the latest information about workplace Assistive Technology from our Resource Centre

Eligibility:

You must have a work related barrier due to a disability or a functional limitation which can be addressed by Assistive Technology. This may also include barriers related to traveling to and from the workplace. You must be a resident of and be legally entitled to work in British Columbia; be 16 years of age or older; currently be employed, self-employed, volunteering, or have a confirmed job offer. WorkBC clients and public sector employees are not eligible.

To learn more visit the Neil Squire website

Click here to download the fact sheet.

Contact the Neil Squire Society at:

Office 778.945.1211
Fax 604.629.1761
Toll Free 1.844.453.5506
Email: technologyatwork@neilsquire.ca

Located on 400 – 3999 Henning Drive in Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9