Summer Newsletter 2019

Lists of Famous People With Disability

Lists of Famous People With Disability   This on Site called Disability World can go directly to their website or click on picture above for information click here  

Accessibility consultation hears from thousands of British Columbians

Victoria Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:00 AM More than 6,300 people have shared their experiences and feedback on proposed accessibility legislation for B.C. “I thank everyone who took the time to share their views and experiences,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “We undertook public consultation with the United Nations principle of ‘nothing about us, without us.’ We heard overwhelmingly about the need for accessibility legislation

20th Anniversary Self Advocacy Leadership Retreat, Mission BC

November 2nd, 2019 What does Accessibility mean? Advice for Accessibility Legislation Accessibility is about being treated with dignity and respect.  People with diverse abilities are often bullied and made fun of when we go out to do the same things as everyone else.  We want access to employment, to make our own money, and to be able to afford to live in our own home with the support we need.

Holiday fire safety

Victoria Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:30 PM   With the winter holidays almost here, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management BC offer some fire safety advice to help ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season for all British Columbians. Decorating Keep combustibles such as trees, wrapping paper and decorations away from heat sources. Ensure a real tree stays fresh by watering it often. Dispose of it safely.

Here’s to more years!

Written by Robyn Appleton   I was involved with TYES in 2006 and they helped me get my job at Winners at Tillicum Mall. When I first went to Winners I wasn’t sure yet about how I would do in this job. I never worked in a big store like this before. I went to the warehouse, took clothes out of the boxes and laid them out into piles. I

Meeting Sports Stars By: Michael McLellan

Imagine being given the opportunity to meet major sports stars. Well, I have been lucky enough to have met two of my personal sports heroes, Wayne Gretzky and Pat Quinn. Through the Canadian National Institute for the Blind I was offered the chance to meet Wayne Gretzky, or as well know him, The Great One. My mom and Dad cancelled their trip to Reno for me to have the opportunity

What My Mother Means to Me

Krystian Shaw is a self advocate who lives in Kamloops, BC and is on the Editorial Board at CLBC in Vancouver. Here he shares his thoughts on Mother’s Day and how his mother has been an amazing support throughout his life. This 2014 Mother’s Day was fantastic. It was a nice reflection on what my mom has done for me throughout the years. I love my mom and am so happy

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