Peer Support at the DRC

Our Peer Support Program provides and promotes opportunities for people with disabilities to share information, ideas, life experiences and skills.
We believe that it is through the context of a supportive peer environment that the individual can gain the skills and self-confidence needed to overcome barriers and learn to better manage personal and community resources.

This program encourages people with disabilities to speak with others and to share their thoughts, concerns and hopes. Very often, peer support spontaneously occurs when people get together. With the Peer Support program, we want to see those occurrences happen more often.

At our centre, we conduct small informal gatherings which may include a guest speaker or may not. Brainstorming sessions take place on a regular basis at which people suggest topics for future events.

Support Groups at the DRC and in the Community

New lunchtime Family Caregiver Support Group

If you are a family caregiver in Victoria, Family Caregivers of BC has a new lunch time support group. The group meets at noon on the second Thursday of every month at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre-- 817A Fort Street.

Call 250-384-0408 or email victoriacaregivers@gmail.com for more information.

LGBTQ w/ Disabilities Support Group

First Wednesday of the month. 4:30 at the Esquimalt Health Unit, 530 Fraser St, Victoria, BC V9A 6H7.

Please Contact Jonathon Degenhardt

 

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI) Aneurysm & Stroke Peer Group

Our group typically meets every 3rd Friday of each month. New members are always welcome to join us.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Sarah Kendall at Sarahkendall321@gmail.com or Scott Heron at 250-812-0773.

SCI BC Women's Only Peer Group

The Women Only Coffee Group meets the first Monday of every month from 2 – 4pm. If the 1st Monday falls on a Holiday, the meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month.

All newcomers are welcome.

For more information, contact Scott Heron: 250-595-0044 ext. 104

Bridges To The Future

Youth with Physical Disabilities Transition Program

Meets wherever you are. Uses technology to reach you when and where you want. (Facebook, Skype, email, phone)

Bridges to the Future is a community based resource program that was created to support youth between the ages of 15-24 with physical disabilities. Muscular Dystrophy Canada is proud to present this program to youth with a variety of physical disabilities.

For more information, registration, or current Bridges to the Future events, please visit bridgestothefuture.ca, or contact your local Bridges Coordinator.

Nate Schwartz
Bridges to the Future Coordinator, Vancouver Island
nate.schwartz@muscle.ca
(250) 595-0044 ext. 112

SCI BC 50+ "Vintage" Peer Support Group

The SCI-BC 50+ Peer Program invites everyone young or old, with a spinal cord injury, or other disability, to attend this informal get-together of like individuals. Come on out to discuss common issues, interests, or share ideas. Learn from those that have “been-there-done-that."

The 50+ “Vintage” Peer Group typically meets the second Wednesday of each month. 

For more information, contact Scott Heron: 250-595-0044 ext. 104

SCI BC Peer Coffee Drop-in

Join our monthly Peer Coffee Group to chat with like-minded people about living in a wheelchair, the world, and whatever else may be on your mind.

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre at 2:00pm – 4pm