Support the VDRC

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre (VDRC) is a non-profit, grassroots organization that provides information, support, and skills-building programs for people with disabilities of diverse kinds. We could not do this without your generous support.

Donate Now

There are multiple ways to donate:

  • The donation form below
  • Over the phone via credit card at 250-595-0044
  • Through the mail via cheque to 817 A Fort Street, Victoria BC V8W 1H6
  • Via an email e-transfer to giving@drcvictoria.com

Your donation will help the VDRC continue to provide services, programs and education to the local disability community, their family and friends.

What are people saying about the VDRC?

“I am writing to express my appreciation for the Peer Outreach Program. I am the fortunate recipient of regular phone calls from your delightful staff member who has consistently connected with me for the past several months during the Covid pandemic. Due to chronic pain, depression and severe hearing loss I had become extremely isolated. Often the calls were the only connection I had with the outside world. Just hearing a familiar voice was uplifting. They immediately drew me in with their obvious concern, caring and compassion. They often had me laughing, and the sense of connectedness and positivity I felt was instrumental in diminishing my overall sense of hopelessness and resignation. I look forward to the calls!” Jan

“The Victoria Disability Resource Centre has been a great place for me to volunteer. I have been empowered to make choices, take actions to live life to the fullest, and to identify and remove barriers (real or imagined) that were preventing me from participating fully in life. The believed in me and my abilities even when I was unable to believe in myself. As a new volunteer, trust was built and shared. I worked with peers (volunteer and staff) who could relate from their own experiences and understood what I was going through. I was invited and supported to become more involved in groups, sessions and activities. This empowered me to step outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself to accomplish more. The well-balanced training and continuous unwavering support and encouragement lead to me accepting an offer of full time employment in a job I truly enjoy.” Kevin

“I would like to speak to my experience with the Peers Support Program provided by the Disability Resource Centre of Victoria. I was in a depressed dark state when out of the blue I got a call from [the Peer Support Program] in July. They explained why they were calling & asked if I needed help & if I had time to talk. That phone call changed my perspective & gave me the push to engage more virtually & also do some Covid-safe volunteer work. My energy level increased & I got out for walks & mentally took a big turn from feeling very alone. Between the Zoom coffee socials & peer support meetings we are able to lift each other’s spirits. I don’t know what I would do without those calls.” Phoebe

“If you are like myself and need office experience, but are stuck in the loop of needing experience before you get experience, I highly recommend volunteering at the VDRC! My time at the VDRC has taught me many employable skills, of which I firmly believe have helped me get the job I have now. At the VDRC, you learn how to organize digital and hardcopy files, the basics of proper phone etiquette, how to transfer and hold calls, and how to use general office equipment like a fax machine. You come to understand and appreciate the importance of attention to deal, empathy, active listening, and probing for and handling sensitive information, all to ensure service users have their needs met. You also learn to not be afraid to ask for help when you do not understand something, and the staffs’ patience makes this easy!” Caroline

 

Mutual/Legacy Funds

Many types of donations are welcome. For more information, learn how to donate mutual/legacy funds.