Monthly Archives: February 2012

Money-saving resources and tips

The BCCPD recently facilitated a Money Skills workshop developed by Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Workshop participants shared many great resources and money-saving tips: Clothes on Wheels: Free clothing – www.clothesonwheels.org Free Geek: Volunteer for 24 hours to get a … Continue reading

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“Welfare Challenge” group challenges BC to match Alberta’s disability rates

Raise the Rates www.raisetherates.org Can you Live on $610 a month? Media release February 12th, 2012 Raise the Rates, the BC coalition that challenged MLAs to live on the welfare rate of $610 a month issued a new challenge today: … Continue reading

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Free Workshop – Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Do you receive the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) or are you thinking of applying for it? The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) and the Victoria Disability Resource Centre are holding a free workshop to help you understand … Continue reading

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Wanted: Participants for Focus Group on Health Care Communication

The BC Coalition for People with Disabilities is seeking 8-10 people aged 40 and older with chronic health issues/disabilities for a focus group. Participants will discuss their experiences communicating with health care professionals. The purpose of this discussion is to … Continue reading

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Library Services for People with a Print Disability Survey

The Library Services for People with a Print Disability Survey executive summary is now available at the BC Library Association (BCLA) website. The BCLA’s Services to People with Print Disabilities Working Group (SPPD) and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind … Continue reading

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Life on welfare: separating fact from fiction

The following letter was published on The Vancouver Sun’s website today, in response to a January 26 article titled “BC welfare rates are adequate.”   “The authors believe that $1,800 a month is enough to pay for the basic needs … Continue reading

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