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: shetorethepage@gmail.com 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

Courts Grants One Year Extension to Woodlands Survivors

photo of woodlandsThe courts have granted a one year extension until September 19th 2012 to former residents of Woodlands who were at the institution after August 1st 1974 to file a claim for compensation. To date, only 10 files have been registered and the claims process is proving more time consuming and complicated than had been anticipated.

If you were at Woodlands after August 1st 1974 and want to find out about applying for compensation through the Settlement Agreement, contact the law firm Klein Lyons at 604-874-7171 or call Jane Dyson at the BCCPD – 604-875-0188.