Free Workshop - Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Do you receive the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) or are you thinking of applying for it? The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) and the Victoria Disability Resource Centre are holding a free workshop to help you understand more about PWD and other provincial benefits you may be eligible for.

BCCPD’s Robin Loxton will talk about:

  • Contacting the Ministry of Social Development with a particular focus on the Ministry’s use of computerized applications and other service delivery issues
  • Supplementary (other) benefits for people receiving PWD
  • The Registered Disability Savings Plan (basic points)

The workshop will allow plenty of time for participants to ask Robin questions.

 March 23rd 2012
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Victoria Disability Resource Centre
817 A Fort Street, Victoria, BC

 If you would like to attend the workshop, please email Nicole Kiyooka at  or call her at 1-800-663-1278.

Or contact Erin Davis at or call 250-595-0044 extension #108.

Hope to see you at the workshop!

Art in Her Illness Workshop

photo of flowers

Facilitated by two women artists living with chronic illness, this two-session workshop will provide the opportunity for women living with chronic illness to come together to consider the interplay between illness and creative expression. We will explore using both writing and visual media.

Registration required; space limited to 10 participants

$10-20 sliding scale, for series; no one will be turned away.

Please contact: for more information and/or to register.

Date: Thursday, November 17 & 24

Time: Afternoon (1:00-4:00 pm)

Location: BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

Suite 204 – 456 West Broadway, Vancouver

Join Our Peer Support Group

photo of young woman working at computerIn July 2011, BCCPD launched a new peer support group for people living with a disability. This first group was such a success, a new group is starting November 2/11. And, at participants’ request, this group is extended to 6 weeks.

What is “peer support”?

It is an opportunity for people to exchange ideas and experiences in a confidential, respectful environment. The group will explore many topics, such as:

  • Daily living and coping in a changed world
  • Relationships with friends, family and others
  • Navigating medical systems
  • Personal wellness
  • Finding joy
  • Exploring and sharing ideas about ‘what’s next’.

The group size will be limited to a maximum of 15 and there will be a trained facilitator. Light snacks provided.

Dates: 6 Wednesdays starting November 2, 2011
Time:  1-3 pm
Location: BCCPD, #204- 456 West Broadway

Registration: contact Jane 604-875-0188 or