My Community Conference, May 11

The My community conference is developed by self-advocates and held every three years.  Self-advocates from across the South Island are invited to learn new skills, network, and have fun at this exciting one day conference in Victoria.  Click here for more information....

Barrier-Free BC launches campaign for new Disabilities Act

Barrier-Free BC has launched a campaign calling on the province to bring in a “British Columbians with Disabilities Act”. Rob Sleath is spokesperson for Barrier-Free BC’s ‘Just Say Yes’ campaign. He says BC isn’t living up to its commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “Right now, the obligation on the part of businesses and service providers to make their goods, services and facilties accessible to people with disabilities is nothing more than voluntary,” says Sleath. He says that’s just not good enough for the more than 600,000 people in BC who have some form of disability. “We need something stronger in the form of legislation that will remove some of the unfair barriers that people with disabilities face today.” He says those barriers range from not being able to read medical information on prescription vials, to not being able to fit wheelchairs through the doors of supposedly-accessible bathrooms. Click here to read the CFAX 1070...

March Edition 2016

If you’re interested in receiving an email copy of our newsletter, please contact Kim L. at hradmin@kardel87.com Click here to view the March  2016...