In October, we celebrate the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)—a long-term savings plan designed to help people with disabilities prepare for their financial futures. We have created a guide for community organizations and individuals to help raise awareness and get more people informed about the RDSP. We recognize that the ability to plan for your financial future gives people the opportunity to enjoy the present and look forward to the future. So, for this month, we’re asking, how would the RDSP help you to play in your present and future? How would you #PlanToPlay?1. Add the RDSP Awareness Month sticker to your profile picture on Facebook! • Click on “Update” and then “Add Frames” on your profile picture icon. • Search “RDSP Awareness” and select one of the four options.2. Participate in our #PlantoPlay challenge by sharing a photo or video of yourself having fun or doing something you enjoy. 3. Send us your RDSP story to share the impact it’s had on your life. 4. Call your local MP to share your story, promote the RDSP, and ask if there are supports in place for people who need it. 5. Host a local event at your organization to celebrate the RDSP. 6. Share information about the RDSP with friends, family and others who may be impacted by its benefits.7. Assist someone with opening an RDSP at their local financial institution.8. Distribute the RDSP brochure to your clients, friends and family.9. Use the RDSP calculator at http://www.rdsp.com/calculator to calculate your potential earnings. 10. Connect with us by using the hashtags #RDSPAwarenessMonth #RDSP #PlanToPlay
Committee membership includes a range of individuals with disabilities, seniors, service providers with disabled community, and interested persons from the general public with a commitment to increasing accessibility for for persons one or more of the following types of disability:
. Mobility . Developmental
. Agility . Mental illness
After the Rick Hanson Man in Motion Tour, Council created an advisory committee in 1987 to look at accessibility issues in our community. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA) strives to “remove physical and social barriers which impede the full participation of people with disabilities and seniors in all of community life.” Since its inception, PGACA has made a great deal of progress in working toward creating a barrier-free community and for universal inclusiveness for all residents. The Committee continues to provides assistance to Council regarding matters of accessibility. Representatives are involved in a number of significant initiatives related to transportation, housing, infrastructure and recreation. Council is most appreciative of PGACA advice on addressing the needs of those individuals with special needs.I admire the dedication of those who volunteer on the committee and on behalf of my Council colleagues I extends our thanks to the PGACA members for their valued contributions toward enhancing the quality of life for all residence of Prince George. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA) is a Council Committee that services to provide advice to Council and solicit feedback from the community on matters which effect persons with disabilities,seniors,those with access issued and all citizens. The committee works cooperatively with Civic Departments and other Committees,Commission and Boards whose activities may effect persons with disabilities. The committee seeks to provide expertise and advice on directions for the future planning of municipal services, programs and facilities to ensure full participation of all persons. The Committee works hard to ensure that persons with disabilities, seniors and those with access issues are aware of the committee’s existence and mission to identify and overcome social and physical barriers.
About us. Our mission is to support people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal, full participants in the community . We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services community, partnerships advocacy research and publications
FRONT LINE SERVICES Our Advocacy Access Program provides one on one assistance with provincial and federal (Canada Pension Plan Disability ) income supports and other benefits
Our TAX AID DABC program helps PWD and PPMB recipients to file their income taxes year round Access RDSP helps people with the Disability Tax Credit and with opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Our projects respond to community need and increase people’s ability to participate and contribute
Growing Partnerships We stay connected with a large network of community organizations across BC and regularly provide them with updates about issues of importance to the disability community
Free PUBLICATIONS We publish a range of capacity building self-help guides and advocate resources in reader friendly language Resources are provided free of charge either by mail or from our website: http://www.disabilityalliencebc.org
Thanks to Emily Paterson for this and Stephanie Dix for writing it on the blog.
Another year of Loonie Auction it is a Two Day Event Doors open Saturday October.26th 2019 Ticket sales starts at 10AM to 4PM , and Doors Open: Sunday October .27th Ticket Sales starts at 10AM to 2PM or until the Draws Starts at 2Pm Sharp Sunday October.27th Location: 950 Kerry Street, PG 250-563-1852 http://www.handycirclepg.ca
How it works tickets are $1.00 each . place your ticket or tickets in the BAG next to items you wish to win! . That’s IT
\Another successful year for Cando Event, stationary musical chairs, wheel of prizes,bingo,tattooing,nail, Elvis impersonator( Robert Saunders)
Thanks to Peggy Jo and John Zettle for being the DJ. Thanks to all the volunteers and Ken Biron for being our MC all night, and thanks to our guest speaker from the office of the Mayor’s .(Terry McConnachie). Plus the dinner was fabulous , We at the handy Circle Resource Society would like to thank the staff at the Civic Centre for their hospitality.
Karan has cerebral palsy, which mainly affects her legs. She wanted help creating a strong resume and overcoming her anxiety related to her job search. That is how she joined our Working Together Program.
Shortly after, Karan was contacted for an interview at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. But she didn’t feel ready yet.
Working Together staff helped Karan prepare for potential interview questions as well as disclosing her disability. Along the way, she also learned about crafting effective resumes and cover letters. And she landed the job!
“I was really happy that I got my dream job straight out of my program,” says Karan, adding, “I am very grateful and thankful that Neil Squire’s services exist.”
On August.22,2019 all day will be a ms day at A&W every 2.00 you spend on a hamburger goes towards Ms cause research ,we are going to having silent auctions, contests and etc. hope to see you all there donating, it is a good cause and thank you all for coming out for your support,