About Us

Empowerment

Every person is important and a valued, integral member of the community.

We advocate for:

  • More employment opportunities for people with CP.

  • Greater accessibility to education, transportation and recreation.

  • Affordable and accessible housing.

  • Access to equipment and services people need to live more independently.

  • Attendant/homemaker care that is tailor-made to each individual’s needs and lifestyle.

  • A guaranteed income for people with CP and/or other disabilities who are unable to work or are under-employed.

  • Working with other agencies on issues of common concern.

Advocacy

Every person is important and a valued, integral member of the community.

We advocate for:

  • More employment opportunities for people with CP.

  • Greater accessibility to education, transportation and recreation.

  • Affordable and accessible housing.

  • Access to equipment and services people need to live more independently.

  • Attendant/homemaker care that is tailor-made to each individual’s needs and lifestyle.

  • A guaranteed income for people with CP and/or other disabilities who are unable to work or are under-employed.

  • Working with other agencies on issues of common concern.

Education

Knowledge is power.

We have written the following Resource Guides:

  • How to Create a Trust: a guide for people living in British Columbia who are receiving Persons with Disabilities Benefits, and their families.

  • The CSIL Handbook, a step-by-step guide for people who wish to apply for the Choices in Supports for Independent Living program.

  • Rights and Responsibilities of people receiving home support services.

We offer:

  • Computer skills training on an individual basis through our small computer lab.

  • Office skills development, through in-office volunteering and project development.

  • Community outreach by going into the community to educate people about our organization and what we do, and by encouraging our members to become actively involved in the community.

  • An informative newsletter written by and for people with CP.

 

 

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