More Resources Available on Emergency Preparedness

cover of prepare to help Every organization should be prepared for an emergency but are you? Through our partnership with Volunteer Canada, we have trained 20 trainers from disability organizations and volunteer centres to deliver our community training in emergency planning for people with disabilities.

The training manual we created, Prepare to Survive – Prepare to Help, is full of exercises and resources for community groups who want to play a role in emergency planning and response in their communities.

Now, PowerPoint presentations have been prepared to help trainers use the manual.

Visit our Library/Emergency Preparedness page, and  click on the Community Organizations section at the top of the page. You will see all the Prepare To Survive resources there, including videos.

Survey - Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

The Services to People with Print Disabilities Working Group (SPPD) of the BC Library Road signs on post - Do not enter and Turn leftAssociation and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) are jointly issuing a survey to people with print disabilities through their networks. The goal is to better understand the needs of people with print disabilities in regard to library services in order to begin building better provincial and federal supports.

The survey will be available until December 19, 2011 Please share this survey link widely.

If you have questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Deb Thomas, Co-chair of SPPD, at 604-436-5432, or Lori Sutej, consultant with CNIB at

Community Living B.C. strayed from "core values," says interim report

Article by Cassidy Oliver, The Province.

“An interim report released Friday by Community Living B.C. acknowledged that the beleaguered organization had lost “sight of its core values” but came up short in providing concrete solutions on how to address its laundry list of problems.”

Read more at this link.