Monthly Archives: October 2012

Emergencies Present Higher Risks for People with Disabilities: More Planning Is Urgently Needed

Following the 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sandspit BC the official message to people in low-lying communities was to evacuate to higher ground because of a potential tsunami. For people with disabilities and seniors with reduced or no … Continue reading

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Updated Shelter Directory from the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy

The Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy has prepared an updated shelter directory for Metro Vancouver. To view the listing, visit the following link: http://www.gvss.ca/PDF-2012/Shelters%20list%20October%202012.pdf

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Love on Wheels: A Poetry Workshop Discusses Sexuality and Disability

Sexuality and disability. Beauty and beastliness. These are some of the topics to be covered at Love on Wheels, a free poetry workshop led by Mexican poet Ekiwah Adler-Belendez on October 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Blusson Spinal Cord … Continue reading

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Homelessness Survey Results Released

Media Release For immediate release October 4, 2012 Survey Finds One-in-Four Lower Mainland Residents Know Someone Homeless in Past Five Years (Vancouver, B.C.) Today, in preparation for the Seventh Annual Homelessness Action Week (Oct 7 – 13), the Greater Vancouver … Continue reading

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Update on Woodlands Survivors

This is great news for the Survivors of Woodlands who are able to apply for compensation for the abuse they’ve suffered at the institution. Unfortunately, Survivors who were at Woodlands before August 1, 1974 are still not able to apply. … Continue reading

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Accessible suite: Granville Gardens Co-Op

More than just a place to live! Granville Gardens Co-op is a particularly attractive co-op with a quaint “village” look. Available November 1st 2012, two bed unit with a bathroom – bath and toilet grab bars with wheel-under bathroom sink … Continue reading

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