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Resources

 

Accessibility

BC Ferries Accessibility
CanAssist – Technology and Devices
Victoria Airport Authority – Accessibility
BC Transit – Accessibility
HandyDART

   – Victoria
   – Cowichan Valley

Advanced Care Planning

My Voice – Advance Care Planning Guide
Nidus – Personal Planning and Resource Centre and Registry
Public Guardian and Trustee – It’s Your Choice Personal Planning Tools

Advocacy

Advocate for Service Quality – Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
BC Family Net
BC Self Advocacy Foundation
Disability Alliance BC
  – Checklist for the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Benefit: List of             programs and benefits you may be eligible for if you receive PWD benefit
Inclusion BC
Ombudsperson BC
Representative for Child and Youth
Rights and Safeguards – A Plain Language Guide for Self-Advocates
Self Advocates for a Brighter Future (SABF)
Support Networks – A Guide for Self-Advocates

Autism

Autism Community Training (ACT) BC
Autism Society of BC
Autism Spectrum Disorder – Ministry of Children and Family
 Autism and Dental Care 

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia
Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Communication

CanAssist – Communication and Computer Access
CanTunes – A simplified way to play music on an iPad
CAYA – Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults

Dysphagia and Diet

Caring About Food Safety – Ministry of Health
Dysphagia Diet
Dysphagia Overview – Healthlink BC
Meals and More

Employment

Can Assist – Employment and Home Business
GT Hiring Solutions
Work BC

Finances

Disability Assistance and Trusts
Disability Benefits Under the Canada Pension Plan
Health Supplements for People with Disabilities
Income and Disability Assistance
People with Disabilities on Reserve – the PWD Designation
Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Disability Tax Credit
Registered Disability Savings Plan

Funders

Community Living British Columbia
       CLBC Eligibility
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

Gender Identity

Gender Spectacular
Queer Abilities
TransCare BC
Trans Rights BC

Hearing

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre
Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Homelessness

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness
No-Cost or Low-Cost Meals
Street Survival Guide
Street Survival Guide 1 Page Map

Inclusion

101 Ways to Make Friends
Belonging to One Another – Building Personal Support Networks
Canadian Association for Community Living
Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship
Inclusion BC
Inter-Cultural Association Victoria, BC
Safe Harbour Respect for All – BeConnected is proud to be a Safe Harbour Organization
Songhees Health and Wellness Centre
Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Leisure and Recreation

Access 2 Entertainment Program
Disabled Sailing Association of BC
L.I.F.E. Programs

   City of Victoria
   CRD Panorama Recreation Centre
   District of Saanich
   Township of Esquimalt
   West Shore
Operation Trackshoes
Recreation Integration Victoria
Special Olympic Victoria, BC

Mental Health

Developmental Disability Mental Health Team (DDMHT)
Island Community Mental Health (Formerly Capital Mental Health Association)
Ministry of Health Information Lines
VIHA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSU)
B4stage4 – Canadian Mental Health Association

Rights

BC Human Rights Code
BeConnected “My Rights” (inclut Mes Droits en français)
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
I Can Vote! A user-friendly guide to voting in Canada
Keeping Your Body Safe – Caregiver Companion Guide
Quality of Life Project – Community Living BC
Resident Bill of Rights
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Transportation

BC Bus Pass Program
**See Accessibility section above