Resources

VANCOUVER PARENTS TRANSITION GROUP DISABILITY LINKS

Important links:

Transition   Planning: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/adulthood.htm
Representative for   Children and Youth:http://www.rcybc.ca/content/home.asp
Advocate for   Service Quality:http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/advocate/
Community Living   BC: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/
Behavioural Support
Laurel   Behavior Support Service Program:  http://www.laurel.mapcl.org/Our-Services.html
Sexual   Health and Disability Education: http://www.shadeconsulting.ca/services.htm
Community Living   Organizations
Burnaby   Association for Community Inclusion: http://www.gobaci.com/
Developmental   Disabilities Association: http://www.develop.bc.ca/home.html
PosAbilities: http://www.posabilities.ca/
Simon   Fraser Society for Community Living (New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port   Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra): http://sfscl.org/Services.aspx
Spectrum   Society for Community Living: http://www.spectrumfriends.ca/
Vancouver   Resource Society – Independent and Assistance Living: www.vrs.org
Education:   Financial Support
1800   Wheelchair Scholarships: http://www.1800wheelchair.ca/scholarship/
Canada   Student Grants Program: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/learning/canada_student_loan/cgsp.shtml
Disability   Awards: http://www.disabilityawards.ca/
Education: Post-Secondary   Programs
Capilano   University Discover Employability Program: http://www2.capilanou.ca/programs/access/discover.html
Douglas   College Adult Special Education (ASE) program: http://www.douglas.bc.ca/programs/basic-occupational-education.html
Kwantlen   University College, Access Program for People with Disabilities: http://www.kwantlen.ca/aca/appd.html
Simon   Fraser University Centre for Students with Disabilities: http://students.sfu.ca/disabilityaccess.html
UBC   Access and Diversity Services: http://www.students.ubc.ca/access/disability-services/
Vancouver   Community College Special Adult Education Programs: http://www.vcc.ca/programs-courses/detail.cfm?div_id=4&prog_id=148
Education: Supports  
Assistive   Technology BC: http://www.at-bc.ca/
Communication   assistance for Young Adults (CAYABC): http://www.cayabc.org/caya_about.shtml
Special   Education Technology BC (SETBC): http://www.setbc.org/
STEPS   Forward: BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education: http://www.steps-forward.org/what-we-do/
Vancouver   Learning Centre: http://www.vancouverlearningcentre.com/ServicesMain.html
Employment Support   Services
 Adult Learning Development Association: http://www.alda-bc.org/index.htm
BC   Centre for Ability: http://www.centreforability.bc.ca/?page=25
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network: http://ednns.ca/
Jobs   West: http://www.jobswestdda.ca/
Neil   Squire Society (physical disabilities): http://www.neilsquire.ca/
Sustainable   Employment Network Inc. (SENI): http://senibc.com/index.htm
The Canadian Abilities Foundation: http://jobs.abilities.ca/
Vancouver School Board Job Training for Youth with   Disabilities: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/programs/job-training-youth-disabilities
Workable Solutions: https://workablesolutionsbc.ca/
Family Support   Groups
List   of Family Support Groups (BC Children’s Hospital): http://www.bcchildrens.ca/YourVisit/Familyservices/Familysupportgroups.htm
List   of Family Support Groups (BC Teacher’s Federation): http://bctf.ca/parents.aspx?id=3622
Financial   Assistance
Ability   Tax Group: http://www.abilitytax.ca
Autism   Society of BC: http://www.autismbc.ca/our-programs/summer-reimbursement-program/
B.C.   Coalition of People with Disabilities: http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/programs/advocacy.htm
BC   Lions Society Patient Care Grants: http://www.lionsbc.ca/default.aspx?PageID=1022
BC   Ministry of Social Development: http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/pwd.htm
Canada Mortgage and Housing, Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Funding Program: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas/prfinas_003.cfm
Canada   Pension Plan Disability Benefits: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/oas-cpp/cpp_disability/index.shtml
Canadian   Red Cross, Aids to Independent Living Program (AIL): http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=30166&tid=078
Canadian   Red Cross, Children’s Medical Equipment Recycling and Loan Service (CMERLS): http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=30163&tid=078
Canadian   Red Cross, Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP): http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=3164&tid=078
CKNW   Orphan’s Fund: http://www.cknw.com/orphans/
Community   Living British Columbia, Family Independence Fund (FIF): http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/individuals-families/family-independence-fund/
Disability   Support for Employment Funds (DSEF): http://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/grants/dsef.htm
Endowment   150 program: http://www.endowment150.ca/
Equipment   and Assistive Technology Initiative (EAT1) fund: http://www.bcits.org/bcpsn/home.htm
Giving   in Action, Children and Youth with Special Needs Funds (CYSN): http://www.givinginaction.ca/ourprograms/specialneeds.htm
Giving   in Action, Family Independence Fund (FIF): http://www.givinginaction.ca/ourprograms/familyindependencefund.htm
Registered   Disability Saving Plans (RDSP): http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability_issues/disability_savings/index.shtml
Registered   Disability Savings Plan Resource Centre: http://rdspresource.ca/
Taxwise:   Canada’s Accounting Firm for People with Disabilities: www.taxwise.ca/taxaid
Variety   Children’s Charity of BC: http://www.variety.bc.ca/
Western   Institutes for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDTH), Hearing Aid Loaner Program:   http://www.widhh.com/services/hc_loaner.php
Health
Health   Services for Community Living, Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/your_health/health_topics/health_services_for_community_living/
Housing
BC   Housing: http://www.bchousing.org/
Canada   Mortage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Residential Rehabilitation Assistance   Funding Program: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas/prfinas_003.cfm
Choice   in Supports for Independent Living: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/hcc/csil.html
Home   Owners Grant: http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/Home_Owner_Grant/hog.htm
Howe   Sound Supported Housing: http://www.howesound.net/programs/supported-housing.php
L’Arche:   http://www.larche.ca/
Residence   for Independent Living Society: http://www.rils.ca/index.php
SAFER   Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters: http://www.bchousing.org/Initiatives/Providing/SAFER
Tenancy   Rights: http://tenants.bc.ca/main/
Vela   Microboard Association for Housing Subsidization: http://www.microboard.org/who_is_vela.htm
Legal
Community   Legal Assistance Society: http://www.clasbc.net/
Nidus   Personal Planning Resource Centre (Legalization/Guardianship): http://www.nidus.ca/
Planned   Lifetime Advocacy Network: http://plan.ca/
Public   Guardian and Trustee of BC: http://www.trustee.bc.ca

 

Social and   Recreation Activities
Accessible   recreation database: http://www.abilities.ca/agc/
Acquired   Brain Injury Community Leisure: http://www.howesound.net/programs/ABI-community-leisure-program.php
BC   Blind Sports and Recreation Association: http://bcblindsports.bc.ca/graphic/index.htm
BC   Lions Society Child Development Centre: http://www.lionsbc.ca/default.aspx?PageID=1061
BC   Mobility Opportunities Society: http://www.bcmos.org/main/index.php
BC   Wheelchair Sports Association: http://bcwheelchairsports.com/
Camp Eureka: www.eurekacamp.ca
Camp Squamish: http://www.eastersealscamps.ca/camp-squamish
Camp Zajac: www.zajacranch.com
Campsite   fees for Persons with Disabilities: http://env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/disability.html  
Developmentally   Challenged Youth Basketball Association: www.dcyba.org
Disabled   Independent Gardeners Association: http://www.disabilityfoundation.org/diga/
Disabled   Sailing Association of BC: http://www.disabledsailingbc.org/
Disabled   Skiing Association of BC: http://www.disabledskiingbc.com/
Horseback   riding program at Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society: www.rtesrichmond.com
Martial   Arts and Self-Defense Program: http://www.sirotasalchymy.com/special-needs.html
Southland   therapeutic Riding Society: http://stars.ponies.ca/
Special   Olympics BC: http://www.sobcvancouver.org/
Theatre   Terrific (TT): http://www.theatreterrific.ca/
Vancouver   Adapted Music Society: http://www.vams.org/
Vancouver Park Board Access Services: http://vancouver.ca/parks/rec/access/index.htm
Vancouver   Park Board Leisure Access Card Program: http://vancouver.ca/parks/rec/lac/index.htm

 

Transportation
BC   Ferries: http://www.bcferries.com/travel_planning/disabilities.html
BC   Wheelchair Motorhomes: http://www.wheelchairfriendlyvacation.com/motorhome.html
HandyDART: http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Info/Accessible-Transit.aspx
Hope   Air: http://www.hopeair.org/
Shriners   Care Cruiser: http://www.shriners.bc.ca/bus/index.shtml
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