Facing the Future Together: A Succession Planning Workshop


Disability and Income Supports Workshop - Powell River, BC

Powell River BC, November 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Island University, Powell River Campus (Room TBD)

We are excited to invite people with disabilities, service providers, and community members for an upcoming event in Powell River. The event will look at some of the most common sources of income and support for people with disabilities including:

1. Provincial Disability Benefits
2. Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits
3. Income Tax Programs Including the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan.

In the afternoon, a DABC advocate will be available for one-to-one consultations to help people receiving provincial (PWD or PPMB) disability benefits to get help filing taxes for 2014 or previous years. Space will be limited so please RSVP by email (taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.therightfitbc.org) or by phone (1-800-663-1278) in advance to guarantee a spot.

Ready to Vote Workshop at Disability Alliance BC


The federal election is on October 19, 2015

Each poll is accessible to all: no matter what your barrier is to accessing a polling station, Elections Canada will provide a voting method to accommodate your disability.

To learn more about accessible voting, please come to a session presented by the Community Relations Officer – Accessibility, Elections Canada.

Find out how to cast your vote, and ensure that you are registered through a quick online process on the Elections Canada website.

The Officer will be able to help you register on-line or update your voting registration if necessary. You will need to bring ID to be registered or review your registration. Please also bring your SIN number. The following ID is acceptable:

–       Provincial or Territorial ID card

–       Veterans Affairs health card

–       Voter’s ID card if you have received one

–       Driver’s license

–       Any other government card with your photo, name and current address

Date:                    Friday, October 9, 2015
Time:                   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (approximately)
Location:             Disability Alliance BC (#204 – 456 West Broadway)

Please note you must register for this workshop so that we can ensure we have room for everyone. To register please contact Val at 604-875-0188.