Registered Disability Savings Plan: Info Sessions

1Our friends at Plan Institute are hosting two info sessions on the Registered Disability Savings Plan: one one May 16th at their Vancouver office, and one via tele-seminar on June 14th.

For more information and to register, please visit the followinglink:


Intro to Parts and Warehousing for Students with Disabilities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

DABC has received the following notice from Kwantlen Polytechnic University:

Introduction to Parts and Warehousing Foundation for People with Disabilities.

Overview: This is a six week pilot program introducing disabled people to the parts and warehousing industry. It will focus on the basics of warehousing and an introduction to the parts industry. The program has been developed with the disabled student in mind. It is assumed that students may wish to carry on training into the full parts and warehousing foundation program, where a more in depth study of the industry is completed.
Content will include but is not limited to:

• Introduction to apprenticeship
• Careers in Parts and Warehousing
• Study Skills
• Safety skills and knowledge
• Introduction to: warehousing, the parts industry, parts and warehousing tools and
equipment, parts catalogues, measuring and measuring tools
• Introduction to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
• Introduction to trade related math
• Resume writing and interview skills

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Statement of Completion.
This program will run February 1, 2016 to March 11, 2016

Pilot Dates: Feb 1, 2016- March 11, 2016
Instructional Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Seat Availability: Limited to 12
Cost/tuition: No charge.
Books: Approximately 200.00
Supplies: Students will need to purchase steel toed work shoes. Students will need a computer memory stick, and various pens, markers.
Means of Assessment: Ongoing evaluation through completion of tasks and participation in activities. Students are expected to maintain a high level of participation and attendance to complete the program.
Expected Outcome/Certificate: Grading system of mastery and a certificate of completion of the program.
Pre-requisites/Requirements: Individuals will be evaluated for suitability for entrance to the program by the instructor.
Class Size: 12
Course Developer: Mary Wilton

For more information contact Mary Wilton at 604-598-6136 before Dec. 18th 2015


New Resource for CSIL Employers

csil workbookSpinal Cord Injury BC’s Module 4 of the CSIL Online Workbook is now available for free download. This Module, How to be a Lawful CSIL Employer looks at the key legal issues and responsibilities for CSIL employers as identified by the employers themselves. Understanding these issues will help CSIL users to prevent problems and to know the next steps if or when problems do develop in your workplace. The intention of the Workbook is to educate and empower Choice in Supports for Independent Living employers, so they can enjoy the control and independence CSIL can provide.

Download all the Workbook modules from:…/choice-supports-independent-living/