Government of Canada improves accessibility for people with disabilities

Yesterday, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Carla Qualtrough announced that the Government of Canada, through its Enabling Accessibility Fund, is supporting nearly 400 organizations working to implement projects that will improve accessibility in Canada.

To learn more, please read the Government of Canada’s news release:

Change of Date: Access RDSP's workshop at PIRS' Parenting and Disability: An EAL course for parents and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities

TOPIC: Pacific Immigrant Resources Society’s Parenting And Disability: An EAL course for parents and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities.
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Access RDSP will be joining Pacific Immigrant Resource Society’s EAL course on Parenting and Disability to discuss the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan. The course will take place from January 17th – March 7th, 2019. Access RDSP’s workshop will now take place on February 21, 2019 (previously listed as January 31st).
Classes are free and childcare will be provided.
OPTIONAL: To register, please contact Valerie at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society at For more information about the DTC/RDSP or to host a potential workshop, please contact Cynthia at

Community Update: New and Updated Help Sheets

DABC often receives phone calls and emails from people who are about to turn 65 and are wondering about the transition from provincial disability benefits to old age benefits. To explain this process, DABC advocates have created a new Help Sheet: #12B: Transition from PWD Benefits to Old Age Benefits.

What was previously Help Sheet #12 (Income Assistance Application Process for People with Disabilities), has been renamed Help Sheet #12A.

To view and download the new and updated Help Sheets and the rest of our Help Sheet series, please visit the Publications page on our website:

Hard copies are also available. If you would like us to mail you copies, please contact Val at 604-875-0188 or