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Sans Winter Newsletter 2021

Attending the 2023 Self Advocacy Leadership Institute in Kelowna BC

On August 15-18, Inclusion BC collaborated with the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship and a number of self-advocacy organizations from across the province to co-host the Self Advocacy Leadership Institute at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna. This was a learning event where self-advocates had the opportunity to learn about the self-advocacy movement from people with lived experience. We interviewed delegates coming from all over BC – Tracy from

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter September 2023

  Krystian Shaw Publisher We are excited to share some amazing news with you! This September, the Kamloops Self Advocate newsletter will be celebrating a very special milestone. Can you guess what it is? That’s right—it’s our 10-year anniversary! For the past decade, we have been dedicated to sharing stories about disabilities and diverse abilities, and we couldn’t be prouder of how far we’ve come. Our team of editors and

Shrimp & Fish Stew

Selfadvocatenet.ca recipe for month of September 2023 This hearty shrimp and fish stew is inspired by cioppino, an Italian-American dish that originated in San Francisco. Serve with crusty bread to soak up every last bit of the savory broth. By EatingWell Test Kitchen Updated on May 5, 2023 Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Nutrition Profile: Dairy-Free Diabetes Appropriate Egg-Free Gluten-Free

PWD Allies | Podcast disability Canada

Looking for a fun, energetic podcast about disability advocacy in Canada? Try Canadians with Disabilities and their Allies, a politics-centric show about PWD advocacy with shared stories of lived experience from coast to coast, and around the world. PWD Allies, hosted by Brent Frain. New episodes every week, airing LIVE! on YouTube. Editor-producer: Neil Matheson 👉 Neil Matheson – YouTube tags: pwd allies podcast disability canada PWD Allies disability podcast

Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace

News release August 29, 2023              Sydney, Nova Scotia              Employment and Social Development Canada   Building on the government of Canada’s commitment to improve inclusion and financial security of Canadians with disabilities, today, the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, announced nearly $73 million in funding under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF)

Inclusive Education

By Miranda Orth I had a personal goal to become an assistant bookkeeper. This is my story about my experiences taking a bookkeeping course at Vancouver Island University (VIU). At a self-advocacy meeting, I heard about STEPS Forward, an organization that provides support for people with intellectual disabilities to attend post-secondary education. I contacted them and STEPS Forward connected me with a VIU facilitator and helped me apply for a bursary. I

Functional Neurological Disorder

By: Kristina Bridgen People living with Functional Neurological Disorder, also known as FND, have many daily struggles as it is an invisible medical condition. Let me backtrack here though. What is FND, you might ask? It is where the brain and body send and receive signals incorrectly, which causes many symptoms. In my case, my symptoms are non-epileptic seizures, also known as functional seizures. In the past, I have had

BCEdAccess & BC People First AdvoCon2023: Breaking Barriers Together

BCEdAccess & BC People First are hosting this event. AdvoCon is an annual education advocacy conference, organized by the BCEdAccess Society, a grassroots, BC nonprofit society and Canadian charitable organization, founded in 2014. We are parents and guardians of students with disabilities and diverse abilities from all over the province. Our focus is action for equitable access to education, and we are led by the population we serve – disabled

BC Wildfires

Attention To our peers .That are Self Advocates that are affected with wildfires   Our harts go out to you with wildfires in Kelowna BC surrounding area and Northwest Territories. As well please donate to help those with disabilities that are evacuated PWD had their life turned upside down and  lost everything they owned. Those that live on disability benefits understanding how it is devastating. San is encourage you to

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