LATEST  NEWS

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

One Time $600 Disability Tax Credit

The Government of Canada has announced a one-time payment of up to $600 for persons with disabilities to assist with additional expenses during the pandemic. The Government will provide the payment automatically to some individuals. If individuals do not have a Disability Tax Credit certificate, or if their certificate expired in 2019, they should send an application to the Canada Revenue Agency. The application must be received by the CRA by September 25, 2020. Click here for a factsheet that explains who may be entitled to receive the one-time payment and how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit. CRA is hosting webinars from Aug 13 to Sept 1 on this program and more relating to people with disabilities. For more info click here

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SBHABC Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, @ 6:30 p.m. Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Board meeting

Disabled Community Connection Network

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 November 19th,2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. PDT The session will be held on Zoom - Email l.stinson@gmail.com for login info. Please let her know of any accommodations you require. 

 

The session will focus on the topic
“Travel is an Important Part of Disabled Life”
This session will feature
Raven Mack. Her Bio:


Ever since she can remember, travel has been an important part of Raven’s life. As an infant and young child, summer vacation was spent away from her
 hometown of Edmonton visiting Kelowna, Radium Hots Springs, Yellowstone or Vancouver Island. Spending a year in England with her family at 13 years old was a particularly influential experience. A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in her 17th year, with the
 “spectre” of being in a wheelchair by the time she was 30, gave an urgency to seeing the world “while she still could”.


As it turned out, the wheelchair didn’t happen until she was 38 and using one hasn’t stopped her adventures. She has continued trips to Europe, the
 US, has been to all provinces and territories in Canada (excepting Nunavut) and is looking forward to visiting Antarctica in 2021.

 

ASL Interpretation is provided! 

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

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.

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.

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