Free RDSP Info Sessions- hosted by the Richmond Centre for Disability

BCCPD has received the following notice:

The Richmond Centre for Disability is hosting four free information sessions on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) between August and October in Richmond and Vancouver. The RDSP is designed to help people with disabilities and their families save for the future.

Information Session Dates:

Saturday, August 17th from 2- 4p.m.
Richmond Centre for Disability
100-5671 No. 3 Road, across from the Lansdowne Sky Train Station

Saturday, September 7th from 1- 3p.m.
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver – Chief Simon Baker Room

Saturday, September 14 from 1:30- 3:30p.m.
Carnegie Community Centre
401 Main Street, Vancouver – Classroom #2

Saturday, October 5 from 2- 4p.m.
Richmond Centre for Disability
100-5671 No. 3 Road, across from the Lansdowne Sky Train Station

For details or registration, please call Ella at 604-232-2404 or email her at

You can also visit the Richmond Centre for Disability’s website at:

Participants needed for a research project with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

BCCPD has received the following notice:

Opportunity to Participate

Are you interested in sharing your story about supported decision-making? The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is conducting research into supported decision-making. We believe that people who use representation agreements in their day-to-day lives have wisdom to share about supported decision-making. We are currently talking to people across BC who use or are affected by representation agreements, including:

• People with disabilities and other challenges who are using supportive decision-making to help them make their own decisions

• Designated supported decision-makers

• Family and friends who help people with representation agreements & decision-making

• People acting as monitors

We are hoping to learn more about how agreements are best used and how supports could be enhanced to make supported decision-making more accessible for different people with disabilities.

If you would like to be interviewed, have questions or would like to otherwise participate in this project, please contact Raissa Dickinson at:

People with disabilities who use supported decision-making to make their own decisions will be offered a $20 honorarium in appreciation of their time. Interviews will be approximately 20 minutes long. The deadline to register is September 16, 2013.

You can find out more about the Understanding the Lived Experience of Supported Decision-Making in Canada project at:

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is a non-profit organization that conducts legal research, produces educational materials and proposes changes to the law to better serve people in Canada impacting by aging and mental capacity issues.

2014 Consensus Conference on FamilySmart™ & Youth Engagement

BCCPD has received information about the following conference:

2014 Consensus Conference on FamilySmart ™ & Youth Engagement
May 2 -3, 2014
Vancouver, BC

To view the advance notice, please visit:

For more information, please visit the conference website at Email to get on an enquiry list for updates.