Category Archives: Information

The Province of BC Introduces Positive Changes to Crisis Supplements

Disability Alliance BC recently sent a communication out to its partners highlighting that, effective December 1, 2018, the province of BC has introduced several positive changes to Crisis Supplements for people in receipt of Income Assistance, the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefit, and the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB) benefit. The changes…
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from CVS

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the CVS community - our members, families, staff and friends - a Merry Christmas. All of us hope you have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones. As a New Year approaches, we want to say thank…
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Celebrating Justin Clark & His Fight for Independence

An interesting article and discussion on CBC Radio published at the end of November about Justin Clark, an individual born with cerebral palsy, who sued his parents for the right to make his own decisions. Justin Clark communicates via a Dynavox computer screen attached to his wheelchair. He reaches out and touches letters and symbols…
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Canadian Down Syndrome Society Seeking Public Support for a Petition

As an article featured on CTV highlighted, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) has  launched a campaign calling for people with Down syndrome to be put on the endangered species list. CDSS is seeking public support for its “endangered syndrome” petition, saying that by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s criteria, the Down syndrome community…
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