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DABC’s Statement on the BC Government’s Lack of Medical Exemptions to the COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

September 1, 2021 by DABC Disability Alliance BC (DABC) wishes to preface our statement by expressing our support with the BC Government’s efforts to fully vaccinate British Columbians over 12 years of age against COVID-19. DABC believes that everyone who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, DABC has serious concerns with the recent public health order (PHO) issued by the Ministry

September 2021 is Disability Employment Month in BC

Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of Disability Employment Month in BC 2021 This page will highlight a business that has people with disabilities working for them. The reason why it is so important to recognize those gone along way in hire people with disabilities and include them in the workforce. We believe hiring people with disabilities is a value to communities that wants to contribute to the community get paid salary.

Jo-Anne Gauthier: The People’s President

  Joe-Anne Gauthier is always ready to advocate (photo: Jo-Anne Gauthier) By Spencer van Vloten BC Disability August 31st, 2021 President of BC People First and member of the Self-Advocate Leadership Network, Jo-Anne Gauthier is a fearless speaker and leader in BC’s self-advocacy movement. We talked with Jo-Anne about why she’s driven to make a difference, her advice for beginners in self-advocacy, and the ambitious plans she has for the

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter September,2021 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for people with diverse abilities. Published by Krystian Shaw.   September  Edition of KSA Newsletter 2021 contains in   It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating the 8th Anniversary of The Kamloops SelfAdvocateNewsletter. What an accomplishment and how the newsletter has grown! We have tried lots of different things over the years and we’ve made lots of changes, but what hasn’t changed is

Alone and Disabled

Written by: Pierre Legault I have had mobility issues ever since my knee buckled at work and have been on disability for 5 years now. It is an everyday struggle to feed and take care of myself financially. It’s not easy living on $1,400 a month, with rent being 2/3 of it. During Covid lockdown, I got an extra $500.00, and did that ever help me for a few months!

Struggle to Survive

Written by: Denise Houle In 2002 I started to have issues with my balance and cognitive functions. It was interrupting my work abilities and home life. I struggled but worked until 2008. By this time, I was losing important documents, work, and failing on the job. I was let go from work. One month later I had a severe Bell’s Palsy attack and two weeks later my husband lost his

To Dream Beyond Poverty

Written by: Mike Dorse I am forced to exist below poverty. How often are you stressed about money? Every time the word money comes up, I experience deep anxiety. What happens when you are stressed? How does stress affect you? Stress immobilizes me. It overwhelms my emotions and crushes all motivation. What are your needs that are not being met because of a lack of money or support? I cannot

Are You Having A Hard Time Dealing With Your Feelings?

September 29 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT Recurring Event (See all) Virtual Event SESSION INFO: « Back to all events Are you anxious, sad, worried, overwhelmed? If you want to talk to others who are also feeling this way, join our online group! This is a group for adults with intellectual disabilities, along with their caregivers, who would like to talk about their feelings. We will meet


Selfadvocatenet.com Recipe for the month of September 2021 By Barbie This is a great way to use some of the fresh garden vegetables abundant at this time of year. Zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and tomatoes are cooked until tender, wrapped in warm tortillas, topped with cheese and baked until bubbly. prep:15 mins cook:20 mins total:35 mins Servings:10 Yield:10 servings Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 2 tablespoons butter 1 ½ pounds sliced zucchini 1 pound

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