Call for Proposals: 2019 Accessibility Project Grants

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Disability Alliance BC is pleased to announce that we are issuing a Call for Proposals (CFP) for projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in BC communities. Funding grants of $10,000 to $40,000 per project will be disbursed to a maximum of $450,000.

Proposals are due by October 4th, 2019 and funding for successful projects will be disbursed in early 2020. Please review the Call for Proposals (CFP), Application, and accompanying documents for complete details about eligible projects.

For more information and to access the forms, please click here.

Request for Participation: DiverCity on Boards

Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute is currently performing a study, which has been reviewed and approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board (REB number 2019-062), of the experiences of senior leaders and boards of director members in organizations within the Financial Post 500 list; senior leaders in the voluntary sector organizations, boards and commissions; education, hospitals, and public sector organizations – who identify as persons with disabilities, Indigenous or LGBTQ2S+.

Participation in this study consists of in-person or remote (e.g. phone, Skype) interviews, which should take approximately one hour to complete. Within the interview, there will be a variety of topics that will be discussed, including, demographic questions, credentials and previous experience, social networks, board composition and characteristics, competing demands, experiences of discrimination as well as industry culture. All information identifying participants will remain confidential.

Thank you for your consideration. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

To participate in this study, please contact:

Mohamed Elmi, PhD.
Senior Research Associate,
Diversity Institute – TRSM
Henrique Hon, MBA, M.Eng.
Research Assistant
Diversity Institute – TRSM

Thank You,

Diversity Institute
Ted Rogers School of Management
Ryerson University









New DABC project: Injury and Impacts: Stories of Disability and Road Safety

DABC is creating a series of short videos that will raise awareness about the impacts of road accidents on people’s lives. We will create 5 video vignettes of personal accounts of people with disabilities who acquired their disability because of a road accident.

The stories of people living with a disability will also raise awareness about people with disabilities as active, contributing members of our communities adapting to the changes in their lives because of a road accident.

We are looking for 3 or 4 more individuals living with a disability due to a road accident who are interested in participating in our project. Please contact Karen, for more information.

This project has been generously supported by ICBC’s Community Grants Program.