Monthly Archives: October 2013

Access 2 Entertainment Card

The Access 2 Entertainment card provides free admission for support persons accompanying a person with a disability at member movie theatres and selected attractions across Canada. The person with the disability pays regular admission. This program was developed by an advisory group of nine national disability organizations, in conjunction with Cineplex Entertainment and the Motion […]

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Speaking to the Minister

During Community Living Month, self-advocate and president of the BC People First Provincial Board David Johnston gave an impassioned presentation about the needs of people with disabilties the North. Johnston had an audience with Minister of Social Development Don McRae, South Peace MLA Mike Bernier and Community Living BC coordinator Ahmed El Namer. David told them the […]

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Immunize BC

Even the healthiest diet can’t protect your child against the deadliest, most infectious diseases. A healthy diet provides the body with the building blocks it needs to respond to viruses and bacteria, it doesn’t help the body recognize or respond more quickly to these germs. Bacteria and viruses that cause serious illness are able to make us sick by growing so quickly […]

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Interview with Minister Don McRae

New Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Don McRae visited BC Self Advocate Net during his visit to the Fraser Valley for Community Living Month. Here is a video of an interview we did with him. For more great videos visit

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Scholarship Survey Results

Over the past month, Self Advocate Net and Community Living BC have been inviting feedback from staff, self advocates, service providers and volunteer Community Councils across the province regarding the $100,000 Scholarship fund that was established with the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and CLBC last year as part of their collective bargaining […]

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Ministerial visit gives opportunity for self-advocacy

By Alex Butler – Abbotsford News Published: October 09, 2013  Joe Rikley and Bryce Schaufelberger’s work focuses on self-advocating for the needs of people with disabilities – work that includes ensuring the government has heard their needs and concerns. Rikley and Schaufelberger, who work for the HOMES Society in Abbotsford, run a website made by […]

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Pedestrian Safety

For Drivers: Always yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.  It is the law. Be especially careful at intersections when making right turns and Right Turns on Red, because pedestrians may have the signal to walk at the same time. Drive slowly in areas where pedestrians are present because speed kills: 90% of pedestrians die if […]

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Bicycle Safety

Use Hand Signals to Signal Turns, Lane Changes, and Stopping – Letting other drivers know your intentions helps keep you safe. Ride in the Same Direction as Other Traffic – Never ride against traffic; it is illegal and dangerous (closing speed is increased, motorists are not expecting you, and you cannot see signs and traffic […]

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