Using HandyDART: Scooter Weight & Size Restrictions

If you are planning on buying a mobility scooter and use HandyDART please be advisedBus Stop Sign that the scooter cannot be more than 48 inches long and 37 inches wide. The combined weight of scooter and user cannot be more than 550 lbs. According to TransLink, these rules on the weight and dimensions of mobility devices have been in place since at least 1999.

Visit the TransLink website for moreĀ information on HandyDART.

1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement

Ripples on surface of waterAre a member of the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement (those transfused during that time period)? The Joint Committee of the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement would like to meet with people who are class members in this settlement. We would like to discuss what is working well in the settlement and what could be improved now that the settlement is undergoing a review for financial sufficiency. This review takes place every three years under the terms of the agreement.

If you are a member of the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement (those transfused during that time period), please contact Sharon Matthews if you are willing to be part of such a meeting. If you know any members, please pass this message on to them.

The best way to contact Sharon is by email at She can also be contacted by telephone at 1-800-689-2322.


BCCPD Presents at Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities was invited to speak at the annual Emergency Preparedness Conference held in Vancouver on November 29, 2011. The BCCPD gave a one-hour session on our community emergency preparedness training for people with disabilities. Sixty-six delegates from the emergency management sector attended the session. We received excellent feedback an a lot of interest in our project.

To download the training manual and accompanying resources visit our Library/Emergency Preparedness page