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April 12, 2021

April 19,2021

Research Study Opportunity for Youth 12 to 30 yrs living with a Physical Disability -McGill University ( Posted Jan 2021)

 

We are conducting a research project to evaluate participation in daily activities at home, school, community, and the workplace, using a questionnaire called the Y-PEM (Youth, Young Adult Participation and Environment). We need your assistance to test whether the Y-PEM can capture your participation and whether it is valid and consistent. If you are interested to be part of our study, please contact us at  saeideh.shahinvarnousfaderany@mail.mcgill.ca or dana.anaby@mcgill.ca.

For more information click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SBHABC Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, @ 6:30 p.m. Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Board meeting

Disabled Community Connection Network

(DCCN) is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.

 

The next group is Thursday, October 21st  “Adaptive Snow Sports” with Tom Mooney Director of Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) non-profit society. 

 

When: October 21st , 4:00PM - 6:00PM PDT on Zoom

 

ASL Interpretation is provided! 

 

Please Email L.Stinson@nsdrc.org or call 604-985-5371 to register and for the Zoom login information 

 

About  Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS):  

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. VASS makes the mountain experience accessible to all. VASS is a registered non-profit society (89254 2168 RR0001), operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, which includes an active Board of Directors, program coordinators, instructors and administrators.

 

 

We welcome students of all ages and disabilities, utilizing adaptive equipment and/or specialized teaching techniques to maximize a person’s independence on the snow. To meet the needs of its members, VASS offers programs from beginner to advanced, which include snowboarding, sit ski, stand-up skiing and advanced adaptive ski racing.  We are also piloting a snowshoe program in 2021.

 

Our instructors are trained to use the adaptive equipment and specialized teaching techniques. They must successfully complete the Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) instructor certification, which utilizes the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance and Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors certification methodology. VASS is affiliated with BC Adaptive Snowsports  (BCAS) and  Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS).

 

 

 

Webpage:

https://vass.ca/

Paid Research Opportunity

Evaluating marketing messages for Physical activity campaigns ( 18yrs +) Queens University Revved Up Lab is recruiting participants 18yrs + with a self-identified physical disability. For more info click here

SmartMom

CANADA'S FIRST EVIDENCE-BASED PRENATAL EDUCATION PROGRAM VIA TEXT MESSAGING

Text messages are delivered at no cost, are timed to be relevant to gestational age, and include links to online resources and local services. The program also offers supplemental text messages for specific concerns. SmartMom is endorsed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada ( SOGC).

For more info visit smartmomcanada.ca

COVID 19

Please note our office remains open to serve you during the COVID 19 pandemic. We can be reached via phone or email. 

We will not be meeting with clients at this time as we practice safe social distancing. We can, however, arrange contactless delivery or curbside pickup if need be of supplies or equipment.

We will continue to review all applications

for funding as received.

We hope you are all staying safe.

Click here for a list of Financial Resources available for Individuals who are affected by COVID 19 courtesy of Access Law.

THANK YOU!

Our Sincere Thanks to Dean Chernoff, Becky, Harmony Ward Loop, Crystal Carroll and Amanda L for hosting Facebook fundraisers on their birthdays. Many Thanks to their friends and family who gave a donation to us on their behalf.

Free Online Course for Professionals working with Parents with Physical Disabilities

Course - Caring for Pregnant and New Parents with Physical Disabilities #17969

Developed by  Karen Hodge, Melanie Basso & Amanda Lee 

For more info or  to register, click  Here

Many Thanks

 

Many Thanks to The Hagkull Family of Chilliwack for their continued support of our pop tab program. They recently sent us $305.10 for pop tabs that they had collected on our behalf. 

MyBooklet BC

is A FREE online tool that families and people with disabilities can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet for a loved one or for themselves.

  • Are you tired of constantly repeating your "story" to doctors, teachers, therapists, friends, and family?

  • Do you wish all your important information was in one document?

  • Do you wish you could share more than just the medical and diagnostic facts?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll want YOUR OWN myBooklet now!

Click Here to get started.

Participate In Research       

Nov 20, 2019 Survey on Accessibility in Canada

 

KITE, which is the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is conducting on accessibility in Canada. The purpose of the study is to learn about the main barriers to accessibility that persons with a disability, older adults (65 years old or older) who do not have a disability, and caregivers for persons with a disability encounter in Canada.

Click Here to learn how you can be involved.

Oct 30, 2019 INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

 

Dr. Mortenson and his research team from the University of British Columbia are looking for volunteers to participate in a study prioritizing technological solutions for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

Click Here to learn how you can be involved.