Youth evaluators needed for new financial literacy comic book

Time sensitive!

Sean Muir, Executive Director of The Healthy Aboriginal Network, is seeking assistance from youth in evaluating a new financial literacy comic book, The Game Plan. If you work with youth and can help (evaluations must be completed this Friday, August 16th), please see details from Sean below.

Financial literacy comic book evaluation
We are evaluating The Game Plan this week. Hard copies have gone out to several organizations across Canada but being summer, access to youth is a challenge. So just to make sure we have enough response we are wondering if there are any organizations that are willing to have their youth answer a short online pre-test, have their youth read the comic digitally (I’ll email you a PDF. Don’t use the one on our website – it’s just a preview) and then answer another short test after reading the book. The deadline for the online feedback is Friday, August 16th. We will be immensely grateful if you’re able to help. The questionnaires can be found at:

Pre-test survey
Post-test survey

Email to receive an evaluation copy of the publication

Drop by The Healthy Aboriginal Network website to see their extensive collection of comic books and posters on health and social issues for youth at:


Brain Tumour Info Days 2013

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is hosting Vancouver Information Day on June 22nd as part of Brain Tumour Info Days 2013.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC
Chan Centre Auditorium
4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC


 Lost in Transition: Finding Your Way Amidst Constant Change: Susara Joubert, MSW, RSW

This presentation will highlight the brain tumour journey from diagnosis through survivorship and the obstacles and successes in between.

1. Defining transitions, specifically as it relates to the brain tumour journey.
2. Looking at current research; we will identify obstacles and successes in transition period.

Effective Advocacy Strengthens Communities: Family Support Institute (Si Stainton)

Effective advocacy skills help us and others get the support and services our families need while strengthening our communities. We will look at the different types of advocacy, the roles of various organizations, how effective advocacy strengthens communities, the advocacy process, and what it means to be an effective advocate.  The workshop is interactive and practical and emphasizes good communication, negotiation and assertiveness skills.

Register for this free event and find more details at or call 1-800-265-5106

I’d Rather Go Naked Than Not Wear My Bus Pass

BCCPD received a request for participants in a new photography project:

I am looking for 1 –2 models to pose nude for a photography project. This is a riff on the ‘I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ PETA advertisements. This project aims to reduce the stigma associated with living with a disability. The models must be on disability assistance or living with a serious disability of any sort. These will be casual sitting or standing poses and you will be photographed wearing just your disability bus pass. In respecting your privacy, the name/ year of birth on the pass can be altered. If you do not have one, it will be provided.

I will need to meet with you first to discuss the project and again for the photo shoot. The pictures will be taken outside at a chosen quiet bus stop at about 6:30 am on a Sunday in April/May. The models will be shot on separate days. I will need only 20 minutes with each model where we will shoot prearranged poses. The model will be unclothed for only 15 seconds at a time. This cycle of being unclothed, then clothed, will happen about five times to get different shots. If you do not have a long coat to wear in between shots, one can be provided.

I currently have 2 models and I am seeking a couple more. These photographs will be enlarged to 6’ x 3’ and shown at various disability-related art exhibitions. A small honorarium will be provided. I have received funding for this project from the DTES Small Arts Grant.

I am directing this shoot. Photography is provided by

Please contact Tina at if you are interested in being part of this project or if you have any questions!