Monthly Archives: November 2012

Community Update: New PWD Earnings Exemption

On November 21, 2012, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) announced the first phase of annualized earnings exemptions for people who are receiving the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefit. The idea of an annualized earnings exemption was proposed by a … Continue reading

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The Role of Dogs Research Study

Do you have an opinion about the impact of canine friendship on the lives of people with disabilities/chronic health conditions? A new research project called “The Role of Dogs” is seeking input from people with disabilities living with service dogs … Continue reading

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Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

Mark your calendars: the City of Vancouver’s 6th annual celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities is Monday, December 3 at the Roundhouse Community Centre (Pacific @ Davie). FREE entry, 1-7pm, everyone welcome. Come celebrate the achievements of people … Continue reading

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A Great Way to End the Year: The BCCPD Wins Award of Excellence

The BCCPD, a leader in the field of emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, received an Award of Excellence for its commitment to ensuring the needs of people with disabilities are included in emergency planning and response. The award was … Continue reading

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