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Sans Spring Newsletter 2020

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter July 2020 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   July Edition of KSA Newsletter 2020 contains in This month’s theme  Happy Canada Day everyone! Did you know this is Canada’s 153rd birthday? We want to help you celebrate and have included lots of ideas in this month’s newsletter. We have included everything from food to entertainment. Being Canadian isn’t just about celebrating on

Sans Covig 19 fun activities page

This Page is where you find some fun games and puzzles that will help you to take your mind off Corona Virus situation online. Self Advocates Social Distancing Activities. Chatterpack’s list of free, online, boredom-busting resources Yaymaker’s virtual art classes NASA media library Stay-at-Home Guide for Kids With FASD, from the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK Hello Giggles: “Stuck at home? These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you

Legislation modernizes how wills are signed, witnessed

Victoria Monday, June 22, 2020 1:55 PM   Government has introduced legislation to enable courts to accept electronic wills and to permit the remote witnessing of wills. The changes will benefit British Columbians who, for example, have a disability, are quarantined, live in rural or remote communities, or would have difficulty attending a lawyer’s or notary’s office due to child care or other responsibilities. Proposed amendments to the Wills, Estates

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Statement June 21, 2020            Gatineau, Quebec            Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On June 21, 2019, the Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent. On this one-year anniversary, we celebrate the passage of this law as one of the

Hundreds of new affordable homes for Vancouver Coastal, Fraser regions

Vancouver Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:45 AM The Government of B.C. and partners are opening or beginning construction on more than 540 new affordable rental homes for people in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser regions. “British Columbians believe that everyone should have a safe, secure and affordable place to call home in their community,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “From homes for seniors on fixed incomes

All About Being On Your Own

by Tara Leroux   Hi, I want to tell you all about when I came from Terrace to live in Vancouver to make some new friends. It did not plan out very well for me. It’s like what I went through a long time ago in Terrace and here I am doing it all over. I don’t want that again! So I decided to do something about it & make

One Full Swoop and Life Changed

Camille Marquis When COVID-19 self-isolation struck, it was a doozy. I felt mixed emotions happening in my body. My feelings where mad, sad, and disappointed. I guess you could say I was confused and I did not understand. Everything that I knew and loved was cancelled. My art, music, cooking classes, lunch with friends, work, gym, and pool were all gone. Not to mention my favorite spot of all, the


Written by Danielle Burns About Covid 19 virus. We don’t know a lot about it. A lot of people are on disability and need to apply for EI. It’s really affected seniors and people with a compromised immune system and people should stay at home as much as possible. Work is very important to me. I was temporarily laid off of work because I work at a seniors home as

The joy of moving, creating in a diverse community

Kelowna Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:00 AM Sarah Lapp-Bourne is a dance artist who uses a power wheelchair. She is also a dance facilitator, a choreographer and a mentor in inclusive dance. Lapp-Bourne always wanted to be a dancer. She enjoys the process of memorizing choreography, keeping her mind and body alive and active. As she puts it, “Dancing is an expressive outlet for me to share meaningful stories with

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