Wheelchair Porch Lift

BCCPD has been contacted by a generous donor who recently purchased a house with a wheelchair porch lift that they do not need. The donor wishes to give away the lift for free. The lift is in good working order and appears to be battery powered (battery included). There is no indication of what brand it is or how old it is. Please see below for pictures.

If you interested in the lift, please contact Jane Dyson at the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities at: 604-875-0188.


Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges: Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family

Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges: Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family

April 25 – April 27, 2014
Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California

Conference Description:

This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge, research.

To view the call for abstracts please visit:

To submit an abstract, please visit:

For more information, please visit the conference website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/MentalHealth2014/default.asp. Email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca to get on an enquiry list for updates.

Research Study On Supportive Healthcare Decision Making for Diverse Populations

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are interested in talking to patients and/or their family members from diverse economic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds about their views on making important and/or difficult healthcare decisions.

You may be eligible to take part in the study if you are an adult who has a physical disability and/or chronic health condition and have engaged in complex decision-making about your own healthcare, or has been a surrogate decision maker on behalf of a loved one.

The study will involve one 45-60 minute (longer if interpreters are used) in-person interview at a time and location that is convenient for you. You will receive a $15 gift card in appreciation of your time and participation.

The research study is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and has received approval from UBC’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board.

If you would like more information on this research study and/or to arrange to participate in the research, please contact the project research assistant, Kim Taylor: taylorka@exchange.ubc.ca. You may also contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Anita Ho: anita.ho@ubc.ca.