Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network Info Session for Youth

The BCCPD has received the following notice from the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN):

Join us to discuss what’s important in your transition after high school and how to get involved in leading others through the same transition.

Finishing high school usually marks the end of one stage of your life and the beginning of another. Please join us for an interesting evening where you can let us know what’s important to you as you plan what you will do after you graduate high school!

We will be holding an info session to learn more from young people about what would be most helpful to them as they face life after graduation. Using your feedback, we’re going to improve our workshop that guides youth with a disability through this transition process.

We’re also looking for youth leaders who are interested in continuing to help guide us in our work. This will help us to develop useful and accessible information that will assist young people with disabilities, their families, and support networks make good choices.

Youth from 16-29
If you have already finished school, or will soon be facing graduation, we are interested in hearing from you about your experiences, ideas, hopes and fears.

We want to make sure that our resources include a youth perspective and are developed by youth, for youth!

September 19th, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5N 3A6

Sushi, snacks and drinks will be provided
RSVP: or 604-439-9566

Call for Proposals

Demonstration Project to Improve Social Inclusion Outcomes of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Clients

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD), CMHA-BC Division, Inclusion BC and SPARC BC are working with the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) to facilitate the development of community-based demonstration projects that will contribute to improved social inclusion outcomes for people receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) assistance.

Eligibility: Who Can Apply?

BC based not-for-profit organizations that operate primarily for community benefit and whose services are open to the public and not restricted to the organization’s membership. The organization does not have to be a registered charity, but must have a democratically elected volunteer Board chosen from its membership.

Application Deadline is October 25/13.

Important Note About the Application

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Your computer and/or your browser will have a default PDF reader program set up in your preferences. If this program is not Acrobat Reader, your computer will download and open the Application Form in the other program and you will not be able to complete the form.

To avoid any difficulties completing your application:

• Make Acrobat Reader version 9 or higher the default PDF reader program on your computer, or
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Money Skills Workshop Series- Register Now

The program is presented by Family Services of Greater Vancouver and designed to help participants increase their knowledge and confidence in the tasks of daily money management. In this 3-Session workshop series you will learn about:

BUDGETING: Track your earning and spending and be in control of your money
Choose the options that are right for you, reduce fees and save money
Build and maintain a good credit history and deal with debt
Examine the role of advertising in our spending choices and how to be in charge of your own spending


COST: Free (Fully subsidized by Vancity with the support of BC Hydro & Lawson Lundell)

WHEN: September 11, 2013; September 18, 2013; September 25, 2013.
To sign up, you must attend all 3 Wednesday sessions.

TIME: 1pm- 3:30pm

WHERE: BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, #204- 456 West Broadway in Vancouver

TO REGISTER: Call Val at: 604-875-0188 or email:

Money Skills is sponsored by: Vancity