Documentary: Pacific Training Centre for the Blind

A documentary about the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind will air tonight (July 27th) at 7:30 PM Pacific on Accessible Media INC (AMI TV).  It can also be viewed on the AMI smart phone app.

The Centre was founded by one of DABC’s Board members, Elizabeth Lalonde.

PosAbilities: CONNECT with PEERS® and Head Start Summer 2018 Camps

Registration is open for PosAbilities’ 2018 Summer Camps.

Register here: http://pesworks.ca/connect-with-peers-and-head-start-summe…/

Head Start is an innovative, fun and engaging Spring break camp for youth between the ages of 14-18 who would like to learn about employment, and opportunities that await them after high school.

CONNECT with PEERS® is a social skills camp specially designed to bring youth together to connect with peers and build friendships. Based on the PEERS® curriculum, this camp focuses on friendship skills and teaching important social behaviours that will enhance workplace readiness.

For more information, download the poster here.

DCCN Session - The Language that Surrounds Disability

We’ve received the following information from the Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN):


We wish to inform you about our next Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) session. DCCN is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is supported by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre and PeerNet BC.

Our next group is happening on July 19th from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. At 408-602 West Hastings St. 

The session will focus on  language and stigma and the way in which those two concepts affect the disabled community. Through this session we hope to brainstorm  ideas for community projects that shine light on the disabled experience, based on previous group discussions. Come share your lived experiences through lively, peer facilitated discussion. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.

This session will feature Jeanne Morton. Jeanne has worked supporting individuals with disabilities for thirty years, including positions with government, the non-profit sector, currently working with the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC. A lifelong ”Word-nerd”, she will discuss the effect of language on stigma.  

ASL Interpretation and food is provided! The space is also wheelchair accessible. Please let us know of any accommodations and dietary needs you require. Please email s.klassen@nsdrc.org or call 604-904-4088 to register.