MOH statement on applying for medical exemption to BC Vaccine Card

The Ministry of Health has stated the following in response to DABC’s question on how individuals who cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine due to certain medical conditions can then apply for a medical exemption to the BC Vaccine Card:

“We recognize that some individuals may not be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a serious allergic reaction, and will not be able to provide a proof of COVID-19 immunization. Regarding your question, a request for reconsideration of this Order on the basis of a medical contraindication made by a person to whom the Order applies must include a signed and dated statement from a medical practitioner, based upon a current assessment, that the health of the person would be seriously jeopardized if the person were to receive a first or second dose of vaccine, and a signed and dated copy of each portion of the person’s health record relevant to this statement. A request under section 43 may be submitted to the Provincial Health Officer at ProvHlthOffice@gov.bc.ca with the subject line “Request for Reconsideration about Proof of Vaccination.””

OCASI Invites you to apply to be an Advisory Committee Member for the Accessibility Initiative

OCASI (ONTARIO COUNCIL OF AGENCIES SERVING IMMIGRANTS) invites you to apply to be an Advisory Committee Member for the Accessibility Initiative 2021-2023!


The Accessibility Initiative, a national and bilingual OCASI project, aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of settlement sector professionals across Canada so that they are better equipped to serve immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities.

An Advisory Committee member is someone who is located in Canada who works as part of a team to support the Accessibility Initiative activities.

To view more information, in English and French, please click HERE.

LPC Response to letter re: Canada Disability Benefit

The Liberal Party of Canada has responded to our letter to the leaders of the Conservative, Green, Liberal, and New Democratic parties of Canada seeking their party’s platform response on the Canada Disability Benefit.

Read it here: https://disabilityalliancebc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Disability-Alliance-BC.docx-1.pdf

This response follows a response from the NDP, which we posted on our blog last week.