Research Participants Needed for a Study

A Research Assistant for the HEART Lab (Health Experiences and Arts-Based Research Team) at Toronto Metropolitan University under the supervision of Dr. Fiona Moola, has reached out to DABC about a study in the HEART lab that is exploring the experiences of racialized children/youth with disabilities and their families in the Canadian healthcare system. The study is also exploring the experiences of healthcare workers and health policy makers who have knowledge or an understanding of working with these families.

If you are interested in participating in the study or have questions, please reach out to the study’s research coordinator Alyssa Neville at alyssa.neville@torontomu.ca.

To participate in the study, you must be:

  • 12-24 years of age, living in Canada and self-identify as 1) racialized, Black, Indigenous, person of colour (BIPOC), and/or visible minority and 2) have a disability/ies
    OR
  • A parent, guardian, or caregiver of a child or youth with a disability who self-identifies as racialized, Black, Indigenous, person of colour, (BIPOC), and/or visible minority

More information: https://disabilityalliancebc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Child-parent.pdf

The HEART lab is also seeking participants who are Healthcare workers or health policy makers who have experience working with or on health policy topics related to parents/caregivers and children/youth who are racialized or Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Colour (BIPOC) with a disability/ie. You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • A designated healthcare professional (e.g., nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, social worker, occupational or physical therapist, etc.) working in Canada who has experience working with racialized or BIPOC children/youth with disabilities in a pediatric healthcare setting
    OR
  • A health policy maker working in Canada who has experience working in pediatric health policy within the Canadian healthcare system and knowledge on racialized children/youth with disabilities

More information: https://disabilityalliancebc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/healthcare.pdf

All participants who choose to participate will receive a $50 gift card to compensate them for their time, however, participation is completely voluntary. 

Join Our RDSP In-Person Event!

Poster for in-person event at the Legislature. Text says 'JOIN OUR RDSP IN-PERSON EVENT! at the BC Legislature, Victoria, Wednesday, October 25 12PM 2PM PST Meet us and our provincial leaders. Refreshments and swag available. No registration required! The poster features a graphic of people greeting each other, a picture of the BC Legislature, and the Access RDSP.

On October 25 from 10:00am – 2:00pm, we will be in front of the BC Legislature, alongside our Access RDSP partners, to celebrate the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

Come join us to help spread the word and share your stories about what the RDSP means to you. We’ll have snacks, drinks, and more!

KPU Literacy Communities Info Sessions

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers its Literacy Communities Program (LCOM) to help students with intellectual disabilities learn and practice basic language, math and computer skills using Individualized Learning Plans.

Learn more about KPU Literacy Communities program during one of two info sessions:

You can also download a fact sheet about the program here: LCOM-FACT-SHEET-2023-24.