Province announces more funding for accessibility and inclusion projects

Yesterday, to kick off AccessAbility Week, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced that the provincial government will once again provide funding to community projects that improve accessibility and inclusion. The grants will be disbursed by Disability Alliance BC. We were happy to be in attendance for the announcement.

From the Ministry’s news release:

“Disability Alliance BC is honoured to have the opportunity to once again support projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in B.C. communities,” said Justina Loh, executive director, Disability Alliance BC. “With funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, we will help enrich and improve the lives of all people with disabilities. We are grateful to government for providing the funds and the opportunity to see more amazing projects come to life.”

More info:

Research Study on Mothering and Disability


Are you a mother living with disabilities?

– Are you over 19?
– Are your children living with you (full time or part time), and under 19?
– Do you live in BC or Ontario?

Are you interested in talking about your experiences as a disabled mother?

If you are, Jewelles Smith, PHD (c) would like to hear from you, for a PHD research study titled: Understanding Systemic Barriers Experienced by Disabled Mothers in Canada: A Human Rights Inquiry into how Policy, Legislation and Media Influence Discrimination and Stereotypes of Disability and Mothering.

You are invited to participate in a 2-4 hour interview where you will be asked questions about your reproductive and mothering experiences.

To find out more about this study, contact:

Jewelles Smith, PHD (c)
UBC Centre of Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC)
UBC Okanagan 3333 University Way, Kelowna, V1V 1V7
Phone: 250-200-1200

For more information:

Dr. Rachelle Hole, Associate Professor
UBC Centre of Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC)
UBC Okanagan 3333 University Way, Kelowna, V1V 1V7
Phone: 250-807-8741

Study Participants Wanted: Spinal Cord Injury Self-Management Mobile App Study

Researchers from University of British Columbia are looking for volunteers to participate in a study examining the effectiveness of a self-management mobile app in individuals with spinal cord injuries.

For more info and to participate:…/2018/11/sci-self-management-mobile-app-2/