Become a Member

Numbers matter. Become a DABC member today.

 

Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia.

Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

Please join us.

Membership Costs and Benefits

  • Transition magazine, 4 times a year
  • Community alerts by email to keep you informed
  • News about DABC events, workshops, and training
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting for members with disabilities

Memberships are only $15

  • Voting membership for a person with a disability
  • Non-voting membership for a person without a disability
  • Organizational memberships (voting and non-voting)

Please note: to be eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting, individuals must have been a voting member in good standing for at least thirty days prior to the meeting.


Experienced Disability Advocacy

DABC’s Advocacy Access program can help you to access provincial and federal (CPP-D) disability assistance. Most of our advocates have a lived experience of disability; all are highly experienced in navigating the intake processes and eligibility criteria for disability benefits. They can also tell you about other programs like BC’s Annualized Earnings Exemption for PWD recipients.

Programs and Projects

Our projects respond to community need and increase people’s ability to participate and contribute.

  • In 2016, we partnered with Plan Institute and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society to form Access RDSP– devoted to helping more people with disabilities to open Registered Disability Savings Plan.
  • Our Tax AID DABC program, started in 2014, has quickly become one of our busiest programs, helping people to file current and back taxes.
  • In 2012, our Emergency Preparedness program won an Award of Excellence from the industry. We assisted over 1,300 people in our office and hundreds more over the phone and by email to access disability income supports and other programs and services.
  • Our CARMA program continues to work with residents of the George Pearson Centre and sponsor an urban farm project and desktop gardening project at the Centre.

Making New Partnerships

We keep connected with a large network of community organizations (approximately 1,500) across BC and regularly provide them with updates about issues of importance to people with disabilities and their support networks.

Original Publications for Free

We publish unique materials in plain language and alternative formats on disability programs, services, and issues. You can find our publications here: Publications.