November 19th is Municipal Election day in BC

Pile of voting ballotsDon’t forget to get out and vote tomorrow in your community. It’s your opportunity to have your opinion count on local issues. Here’s a link to information about Municipal Elections.

A Simple Way to Help BC Ambulance Service Help You Better

In the BCCPD’s August 2011 e-newsletter we announced a joint project with the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) – the creation of a simple one-page form that enables people with disabilities and seniors to voluntarily and confidentially provide BCAS with information that will help them respond better to your needs in an emergency. Information about the form was also in our Transition magazine, fall/winter 2011.  Since we announced this initiative, the BCAS has reported receiving “a flurry of completed forms” from individuals and they are anticipating and welcome more.

For more information and to download the form from the BCCPD website, go to:


Art in Her Illness Workshop

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Facilitated by two women artists living with chronic illness, this two-session workshop will provide the opportunity for women living with chronic illness to come together to consider the interplay between illness and creative expression. We will explore using both writing and visual media.

Registration required; space limited to 10 participants

$10-20 sliding scale, for series; no one will be turned away.

Please contact: for more information and/or to register.

Date: Thursday, November 17 & 24

Time: Afternoon (1:00-4:00 pm)

Location: BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

Suite 204 – 456 West Broadway, Vancouver