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BC Disability Benefits Help Sheet by Disability Alliance BC, updated May, 2015
The Disability Alliance Coalition's Help Sheets are a series of self-help guides that help people learn about and access BC's disability benefits and programs. Read more...
Easy-Read Guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by written, designed and produced for Department for Work and Pensions by the ‘EasyRead’ service @ Inspired Services Publishing Ltd. ISL366/07
Thursday, November 1, 2007
An easy to read guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read more...
Finding a Job and Keeping it - Tips for Self Advocates by BCACL, the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, and the Self Advocacy Caucus
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This is a plain language booklet for self advocates that gives helpful tips about finding a job and keeping it. See the table of contents below. Why work? ................................................................................................................. 4 Top ten reasons why Read more...
Guidelines for Self Advocacy Involvement by BCACL, 2008
This guide is to help people plan self advocacy involvement. Read more...
Institution Watch - Special edition focuses on demolition of Woodlands Institution by People First of Canada and the Canadian Association for Community Living
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The focus of the fall 2011 edition of Institution Watch is the final demolition of the Centre Block of the Woodlands Institution in BC. Read more...
Real Work for Real Pay; A booklet by self advocates, for self advocates by BCACL, 2008
'Real Work for Real Pay' is a book written by self advocates, for self advocates. It describes the learning and success of six self advocacy groups in British Columbia who completed employment projects in their communities. The booklet also explores the dreams, rights and responsibilities that self Read more...
Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Help Sheet by Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)
From Disability Alliance BC (formerly the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities,) this Help Sheet was funded by the Legal Services Society of BC, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada: Homelessness Partnering Strategy and the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia. Read more...
RESPECT Employment by Chris Arnold, PNGI, 2010
RESPECT: Real Employment Stimulates Pride, Empowerment, Connections and True inclusion. Published by the Provincial Netoworking Group Inc. (PNGI) with funding from Community Living BC (CLBC), this book features the employment success stories of eight self advocates in B.C. Read more...
Say no to abuse by Symbols for Live
Self Advocacy
This is a plain language guide for self advocates about different kinds of abuse and how to speak out against it. Read more...
Self Advocacy Group Start-Up Kit by BCACL, 1992, 40 pp. Updated 2008.
This is a plain language package of information to help self advocates start a self advocacy group in their community. It talks about how to get people together and what a self advocacy group can do. It includes a section on group advisors - what advisors can do for the group, how to find one, and Read more...