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The Self-Advocate Net website’s purpose is to help Self Advocates to know their rights to equality opportunities and inclusion in our own communities and around the world.
We want the website to be a voice for what is important and collective resource’s for everything a Self-Advocate may want. Our vision is to break down barriers and to change one person’s attitude at a time.
Bryce Schaufelberger & Joe Rikley
Time to register for the 17th Annual Self Advocacy Leadership Institute at Edenvale Retreat in Abbotsford B.C.
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by Sheenagh Morrison On September 1st all the changes with the bus pass and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) assistance took place. If you said “yes” to keep your bus pass then you get an extra $25 a month on your monthly PWD assistance. If you decided to give up your bus pass, you get $77 a month increase on your PWD assistance. I have no choice but to keep my
by Jeff Stackhouse The Summer of 2016 is officially wrapping up but it sure was great. The PNE, Abbotsford Agrifair and Airshow, Langley Cruise-In and “Expo ’86: An Unofficial History” all helped create one of the most memorable summers of all-time. Just weeks ago I went to the PNE in Vancouver and it was amazing. They had a new magic show “Unbelievable!”, a Broadway–style Marquee show that was as good
Hi! My name is Shea Velestuk. When I was a baby I was floppy and low muscle toned and then I got tested for this rare condition PWS – Prader Willi Syndrome, and it came back negative. When I moved to Mission, British Columbia I was overweight and we didn’t know why, so we went to the doctor and asked to get my blood test again to see if I
Cheyenne has now graduated and we are hoping that she can find employment. This summer Cheyenne went to her first Summer Games in Abbotsford there she did five races in swimming and she came back with a bronze medal! She had fun there making friends and watching other races. Over the summer Cheyenne has also been going to “Teen Works”, which is a program to help her find what she
This past June I applied for a City of Coquitlam Access One card pass. You pay $10 a year and it’s sooooo worth it! You get free drop ins unlimited and two free classes a year. I’ve been working out in the gym three times a week and Aquafit twice a week. I started as a beginner but am now an Aquafit plus member. It’s a great and speedy challenge!
Local Self Advocacy Groups................................................................find more groups here >>
A bit about ourselves………. Our group was started in 2014 when Robert Tippe (founder) was looking into whether Revelstoke had a group running at that time. Rob found that there had been a group but due to staffing/volunteer changes the group fell between the cracks and wasn’t continued. Living with a disability he understood the difficulties that people with disabilities faced in everyday life and he wanted to do something
Robyn Appleton was a member of People First in Mission before moving out to the island. She has been living in Sooke, on Vancouver Island, for about five years now and misses the activities she participated in when she was in People First. To this end she has decided to set up a Self Advocacy group in Sooke. The goal of this meeting is for people to meet each
The Chilliwack People First group is a group for self advocates to get together, share our stories and experiences, stay informed and support one another. We are friends who help each other. The group started in 1992 when Mike and Connie Newton got together with Julie Flumerfelt as an advisor and started inviting others to join in. The 3 founders have moved on but 2 of our current members were
Hello! We are the Kamloops Speaking Up Self-Advocacy Awareness (SUSA) Group. Our group is focused on: being a team, to encourage, support, and stand up for each other; to have a voice and take charge of our lives to achieve our goals and dreams; to be understood in all aspects of our lives and to create awareness and a better world! Our committee is made up of people with
The Mission Self Advocacy Group believes that all people can contribute in meaningful ways to their communities. And Mission, nestled on a a southern coastal mountain slope, overlooking the lush valley of the mighty Fraser River, is home to a population of 38,000 residents. One of those residents is Bryce Schaufelberger, who has been a member of the Mission Self Advocacy Group for more than 16 years and
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Self Advocates Nanaimo Open House WHAT: Self Advocates Nanaimo OPEN HOUSE WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016 / 1 – 4 pm WHERE: Nanaimo Harbourfront Library Downtown (upstairs meeting room) WHY: We want to educate and raise awareness on issues that affect people with diversibilities (disabilities) See you then! We hope you can support us to help make this world more inclusive for all of us. Self Advocacy
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm Richmond Film Screening – Autism in Love Presented with Support from: Richmond Society for Community LivingDate: October 5th, 2016 6:30PM – 9:00PMLocation: Ralph Fisher Auditorium, Richmond Hospital, 7000 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (Click for map) Click here for poster As part of Community Living Month, RSCL is pleased to participate in this FREE screening. Autism in Love follows the story of four adults
Monday, October 3, 2016 – 7:30pm – 8:30pm White Rock Supporting Accessibility at White Rock Council Meeting Hosted by: Self-Advocates of SemiahmooDate: October 3rd, 2016 7:30PM – 8:30PMLocation: White Rock City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock (Click for map) The Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS) are making a request to White Rock Council on Monday, October 3rd to ask for accessible beach access points. We need accessible points so
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm Burnaby FSI’s 9th Annual Trivia Night Hosted by: Family Support Institute (FSI)Date: October 1st, 2016 7:00PM – 10:00PMLocation: Burnaby Asssoc. for Community Inclusion (BACI), 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby (Click for map)Tickets: $25.00 per person (includes snacks per table of 8) Click here for flyer You don’t have to be an Einstein, music junkie, or trivia buff for this game! If you like
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm Chilliwack Boot, Scootin, Boogie Hosted by: Chilliwack Society for Community LivingDate: October 1st, 2016 4:00PM – 8:00PMLocation: Tzeachten Hall, 45855 Promontory Rd, Chilliwack (Click for map)Ticket Price: Please call 604-792-7726 for more information CSCL is proud to host a “Boot, Scootin, Boogie” community and family event celebrating the lives of people with developmental disabilities, and their contribution to our community! Dress-Up as
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Summary: On September 15, Finance Minister Michael de Jong presented BC’s Fiscal Update, signaling that the government is looking at PWD rates in the next provincial budget. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Westminster, B.C. – On September 15, Finance Minister Michael de Jong presented BC’s Fiscal Update, signaling that the government is looking at PWD rates in the next provincial budget. “Rates must be increased and maintained at a level that
The Government of B.C. is committing $500 million to ensure more British Columbian families have access to affordable rental housing, the largest housing investment in a single year by any province in Canada. A total of 2,900 rental units will be created, in partnership with non-profit societies, local governments, government agencies, community organizations and the private sector. This is in addition to $355 million announced earlier this year in
Hi Everyone, September has arrived with the usual flourish. Or perhaps tornado. I hope you all had some rest this summer. I want to update you all on a few important developments: Community Inclusion Advocate – the position has been posted and we are recruiting for a 4 day/week position . I have attached the Job Description for you. This position is will work from our
Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of Disability Employment Month. This page is the place get all what going on in B.C for the month of September. And material information on employment September marks Disability Employment Month in British Columbia, an opportunity to highlight people with disabilities in the workforce. It is also an opportunity to celebrate businesses that have opened their doors widely to create and foster inclusive workplaces. Their
Legislation that makes it easier for some people with disabilities to receive disability assistance is now in effect. As of Sept. 1, people in the following provincial or federal programs will complete a much simpler Persons with Disabilities (PWD) application process: Community Living BC (CLBC) The Ministry of Children and Family Development At Home Program BC PharmaCare Plan P – Palliative Care Canadian Pension Plan – Disability Because these people