DABC Update: PWD Rates and Transportation Support Allowance

In June, we mentioned an update about the changes to the bus pass program for people receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD). These changes begin on September 1st 2016. We thought you would find it useful to see the new PWD rate system as it incorporates the $52 Transportation Support Allowance. People who receive the Comforts Allowance, Room and Board, or PWD top-up will receive the $25 increase and have the choice between a bus pass or the Transportation Support Allowance in cash. And just as a reminder from our last update, PWD recipients can switch back and forth between the bus pass and the Transportation Allowance. To do this they need to contact the Ministry by the 5th of the previous month to let them know (e.g. contact the Ministry by October 5th to start or stop the bus pass for November).  Click on the photo for details.  There are three ways to contact the Ministry about the Bus Pass: By Phone: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, 1-866-866-0800 By Email:  The BC Bus Pass Program at SDSIBUSPA@gov.bc.ca. Allow up to five business days to receive an email response. Online via My Self Serve: My Self Serve at www.myselfserve.gov.bc.ca, once registered. If you have any questions about this information, please contact Advocacy Access Program Director Sam Turcott at 604-872-1278 or...

Signed English Courses

AUGMENTATIVE and ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION SERVICES Provided by Dorothy Tait 2104 Otter Ridge Drive Sooke, BC. V9Z 1E5  LEVEL 1 & 2 SIGNED ENGLISH CLASSES  2016 – 2017 Over the last number of years it has been my privilege to offer evening classes in Victoria. In an effort to enjoy more of my retirement evenings I will no longer be offering evening classes in Signed English level 1 & 2. Level 1 & 2 Signed English classes can be provided during business hours on site for companies interested in providing signing classes to individuals they support and their staff . If you would be interested in this service please call me at 250-642-4102 or email at...

One Day Celebration

One Day is an outdoor community event open to everyone.  One Day celebrates Community Living Month with FREE musical entertainment, organized games and activities that anyone can participate in, children’s activities, bouncies, face-painting, prizes, special guests, and a marketplace filled with arts and crafts.  Our BBQ lunch is delicious and low cost!  We would love to see you!  Click here to access Facebook for more information    ...

Special Woodstock

Special Woodstock happens every year on the third Sunday of every August at the beautiful Providence Farm site in Duncan, BC.  This year it takes place on Sunday, August 21. This festival is open to everyone and will feature over 100 entertainers and musicians. We invite everyone to bring their families to this heartwarming, uplifting and enlightening event. For more information: ...

July 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 July 2016 Newsletter