Monthly Archives: July 2012

Disability Without Poverty Network

In April 2011, the BCCPD formed the Disability Without Poverty Network (DWP). In addition to the BCCPD the Network’s members are the BC Association for Community Living (BCACL), Canadian Mental Health Association – BC and Yukon Division (CMHA), Social Planning … Continue reading

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“BC’s Hardest Working” – We need your voice!

The BCCPD is a member of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition. In collaboration with BC ACORN, the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition has coordinated the “BC’s Hardest Working” initiative to show what the gap between rich and poor actually looks like. … Continue reading

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“The Welfarization of Poverty”

On Mar. 22, 2012, John Stapleton spoke at a workshop entitled “People with disabilities living in poverty: why are the numbers going up?” In his address, “The Welfarization of Poverty,” John examines the often confusing patchwork of programs that make … Continue reading

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TaxiSavers: COSCO & BCCPD Applaud TransLink & the Community

The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) and the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) applauds the TransLink Board for reversing its plan to eliminate the TaxiSaver Program. We would also like to congratulate the organizations and individuals who … Continue reading

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Translink Announces TaxiSaver Program to Continue

Today, TransLink announced that TransLink’s Board of Directors has decided to reverse the decision to eliminate the TaxiSaver program. For the past several weeks TransLink has been hearing from the many people and groups about the importance of the TaxiSaver … Continue reading

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Volunteers with disabilities needed for Canadian Archival Website Accessibility Research Study

The goal of this study is to inform archivists about potential accessibility and usability barriers present on archival websites, and educate them on how to improve websites for all viewers. As well, this study will compare the experiences of users … Continue reading

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