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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


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

Michael McLellan: Self-Advocacy Is Everything For Me

This Story is on BC Disability website report from Spencer Van Vloten is editor for written this Michael McLellan’s passion is self-advocacy (photo: Inclusion BC)   By Spencer van Vloten BC Disability August 27th, 2021   Co-founder of the Self Advocate Leadership Network (SALN), Nanaimo’s Michael McLellan is one of BC’s most prominent self-advocates, spending decades working to ensure that British Columbians with intellectual disabilities are empowered as community leaders.We

Self Advocates Leadership Network

Please check out  Self Advocate Leadership Network (SALN) website for all information leading to the groups activities Contact the group use their email info@salnbc.com     These groups came together to learn and support each other. These groups also came together so they can share and help grow other self-advocacy groups. Self Advocate Leadership Network,s  first Meeting that was in May 2nd,2019   These Groups came together in November 21st,2019

Construction begins on affordable housing project in Langley

Langley Tuesday, August 17, 2021 9:00 AM Seniors with low to moderate incomes and people with disabilities in Langley will soon have access to more than 100 new affordable homes as construction begins on a redevelopment project in the community. “Our government is proud to work with partners like the Langley Lions Housing Society (LLHS) to build new, modern homes so that people who call Langley home do not have

Selfadvocatenet.com Federal Election 2021

Selfadvocatenet.com Federal Election Coverage This is the page for all election coverage  Stay tuned this page will be updated daily on this page. Federal election is on September 20th,2021 point out issues that affect people with disabilities ask your candidates Party Platform that supports people with disabilities Go to Elections Canada for information for people with disabilities that you need to know  before you go to polling stations   With

Delta Self Advocacy Group

                      Self Advocacy is a civil rights movement for people with developmental disabilities. Self Advocates seek to reduce the isolation of people with a developmental disability and share the tools and experience they need to take greater control over their lives – including being in charge of their own supports, or lobbying for improvements in public services. Self Advocates speak

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