Exciting Research Opportunity!

Researchers at the University of Victoria are interested in examining the different ways that parental caregivers of adult children (i.e., 19 years of age and older) with intellectual disabilities (i.e., significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviours, which extends to a variety of social and practical skills) plan for the future of their children.  If you are the parent of an adult child with an intellectual disability, you are eligible to participate.

The information obtained through this research could aid in developing methods for better assisting and supporting parental caregivers as they face the challenging task of planning for the future of their loved ones.

Participation in this research involves completing a brief electronic questionnaire. In addition, if agreed to, there is the possibility that participants will be contacted at a later date for a follow-up audio-recorded phone interview. Participants are under no obligation to agree to follow-up contact.

If you are interested in participating or have further questions, please contact Megan at cainesm@uvic.ca or 250-858-5836.

Thank you for considering this research project!

New Workbook: Going to the CPP Disability Review Tribunal

The BCCPD is very excited to present our new self-help Workbook, Going to the CPP Disability Review Tribunal. You can view the Workbook at the BCCPD website, on our Money and Income Supports page. The Workbook has been designed to help people whose Canada Pension Plan disability benefits application and Reconsideration Request have been denied, and are contemplating the next level of appeal–the Review Tribunal. Watch this short video overview of the Workbook.

If you would like us to mail you hard copies of the Workbook, please email Valerie Stapleton at feedback@bccpd.bc.ca or phone her at 604-875-0188 or 1-800-663-1278. Chinese and Punjabi translations will also be available soon.

Funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario, Access to Justice Fund. Thank you to the Law Foundation for their support.