National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, which recognizes and celebrates the rich and diverse history, heritage and culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across the country.  

In BC and looking to celebrate? Check out this list of events: 

We encourage settlers to visit to learn more about the traditional territories on which you live.  

DABC would also like to highlight our community and Access RDSP program partner Indigenous Disability Canada (IDC)/the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS). Indigenous people have higher rates of disability and poverty and the work they do to support Indigenous people with disabilities is so important. Visit their website to learn more:  

Indigenous Disability Canada's Support for Indigenous Student Learning Program

The application for the Indigenous Disability Canada’s Support for Indigenous Student Learning Program (SISLP) is now online! Visit
British Columbia Aboriginal Network On Disability Society (BCANDS) is giving away over 2.7 million in technology to successful Indigenous student applicants across Canada, including those living with disabilities!

Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, gender diverse people with disabilities - You are invited to an online session on employment!

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is developing training for employers to identify and remove barriers to employment for Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people with disabilities. NWAC would like to present the initial draft of the training program and get your feedback!

NWAC wants to hear about your experiences with employment, as well as what you think  employers need to do and understand to improve these experiences and increase access.

NWAC is holding 5, one-hour engagement sessions with Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people with disabilities. Participants will receive a $200 honorarium. If you are interested, please let us know which of the below sessions you would like to attend.

All the sessions will take place at:

  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.    – Ontario time
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Manitoba time
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.     – Alberta time
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.      – B.C. time 

Please pick ONE date to attend:

  1. Oct 21, 12:00-1:00 Ontario
  2. Oct 22, 12:00-13:00 Eastern
  3. Oct 27, 15:00-16:00 Eastern
  4. Nov 4, 14:00-15:00 Eastern
  5. Nov 5, 15:00-16:00 Eastern

Space is limited so please RSVP to Doris Rajan as soon as you can. You can email Doris at and/or call if you need more information 416 409-7025.

Your voice is important! Hope you can attend!

Download the flyer here.