Tax AID DABC's partnership with Community Living Society (CLS) was a great success!

L-R: Ross Chilton, Chief Executive Officer of CLS, Myung Lee, Tax AID DABC’s Program Manager and Munira Vahanvaty, CLS’ Senior Administrative Assistant who coordinated the on-site services.

Disability Alliance BC (DABC)’s Tax AID DABC program and Community Living Society (CLS) formed a new partnership for the 2019 tax season.

CLS supports individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injuries to live meaningful lives as full citizens.

The Tax AID program provided on-site tax filing services for CLS’s clients with disabilities, every Thursday from February 26 to April 25 at CLS’s headquarters in New Westminster.

New Project: Injury and Impact: Stories of Disability and Road Safety

DABC will create a series of short videos to raise awareness about the impacts of road accidents on people’s lives and how they adapt and continue to contribute to our communities after injury and disability. This project is generously funded by ICBC.

For more information about the project, contact Karen Martin, karen@disabilityalliancebc.org

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program for People with Disabilities

We have received the following information from BC Public Service:

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program for People with Disabilities

BC Public Service
Multiple Locations

Salary $1,761.54 bi-weekly
Multiple Locations –  Abbottsford, Burnaby, Courtenay, Kamloops, Kelowna, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Penticton, Prince George, Smithers, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria

21 Temporary Part/Full-time Position from September 3, 2019 to August 28, 2020

The Work-Able Internship Program is a paid twelve month BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates who self-identify as having a disability. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship and interns will gain valuable skills and public service experience.

We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

To be eligible for the Work-Able Internship Program you must:

  • Self-identify as a person with a disability;
  • Reside in B.C.; and
  • Have completed the graduation requirements for a 2-year Diploma, Associate Degree, Under-graduate Degree or a Graduate Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution between the dates of April 1, 2016 and September 3, 2019.

This is a challenging and rewarding program where you will gain an increased understanding of public service roles and learn about possible future employment opportunities with the provincial government. Visit our Career Page to find out more.

To learn more and apply before April 30, 2019, please go to:

https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/58482

 Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.