These resources are not sponsored links . They are listed here by our members who have either used or continue to use these services with excellent results. If you are experiencing a physical emergency, dial 911. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts call the TTY Crisis Line. If you see a child in distress, report it by dialing 310-1234
Children's Help Line
If you feel a child is in danger and requires protection, please call the Children's Help Line from anywhere in B.C. to get help immediately (no area code necessary).
SpaMobile is happy to come to the hospital. There will be a $20 visit fee.
24 HOUR CRISIS LINES
Howe Sound & Sunshine Coast
The Seniors' Distress Line
Neil Squire Society
Our programs offer an opportunity for people with disabilities to develop computer skills, build their employment skills and help re-enter or enter the work force. Our assistive technology services help remove any technology barriers.
Web stores that are created, owned, and operated by people with disabilities. These people sell original Canadian art work from artists in their local area.
Riding provides general exercise, recreation and sense of achievement. In addition, riding provides independence from artificial aids such as crutches and wheelchairs allowing access over uneven ground, into fields and forest where new sights, sounds and smells stimulate the senses.
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association
3330 - 256th Street, Langley, BC Canada V4W 1Y4
Tel: (604) 857-1267
Plan Institute invites you to join with other care-giving individuals and couples who are looking for a renewed sense of self and deeper intimacy with their partners, friends and community.
Works to encourage the integration of people with disabilities into the creative, artistic and social life of Canadian communities, by assisting in the development and presentation of festivals celebrating disability arts and culture, and providing informative sessions, workshops, classes, performances and exhibits for and by Canadian artists with disabilities.
Dates: March 1st and 25th, April 1st, 8th, and 29th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Richmond Centre for Disability
100 - 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Please contact RCD Front Desk at 604-232-2404 to sign up. No drop ins!
Cowichan Therapeutic Riding
Services include therapeutic riding, therapeutic horsemanship, para-equestrian sport, adapted equestrian vaulting, and stable management vocational development interventions as well as horse camps for children of all abilities.
BC Wheelchair Sports
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs for individuals who are blind/visually-impaired, and Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound autism aged 3-10 and their families.
Angel Emergency Alert Non-Profit Organization provides children, elderly and vulnerable individuals in low-income situations, who cannot afford a personal emergency device and corresponding monthly monitoring service, by covering all or partial expenses on their behalf.
Disability Law Centre
Disabled Services Clothing
Committed to Improving Dressing Routines for Individuals Living with a Disability
To help you with family law issues, such as:
•divorce and separation
•custody and access
•child or spousal support
You may also find information and resources related to civil law issues such as:
•housing (rental and owned)
•debt or money
•immigration and refugee
•wills and estates
Children's Hearing & Speech Centre
We teach hundreds of children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and speak, and to fully participate in the hearing world.
Vancouver Adapted Music Society
VAMS supports and promotes musicians with physical disabilities in the Metro Vancouver area.
Atira Women’s Resource Society
Through education, advocacy and outreach, Atira is an active voice in the struggle to end violence against women and their children, with a feminist-based philosophy.
Find A Babysitter
Youth Program provides a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, intersex, queer, and questioning youth 14 to 25 years of age to hang out, find resources, share experiences, develop leadership skills, and get support.
Assistive Listening Devices
Enabling Devices is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions.
IZ Adaptive Clothing
Featuring a collection of fashionable apparel for women and men who have a physical disability and use a wheelchair.
Wheelchair lifts of all types.
For additional information and resources:
Kids Help Phone
Provide anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media.
BC Aboriginal Network On Disability
Toll Free: 1-800-815-5511 - TTY
From the Lower Mainland, call 604-683-7151
From the rest of B.C., call toll-free 1-800-663-7100
Medical Services Plan (MSP)
Lower Mainland: 604 683-7151
Elsewhere in B.C.: Toll-free: 1 800 663-7100
Vehicle Adaptation Services
Advanced Mobility has been selling, repairing, modifying and using various accessible vehicles and hand controls for over 15 years.
Emergency Service: 1-800-665-4442
Lower Mainland: 604-293-0002
Sign up for HandyDART
To Book or cancel a trip
Child Care Resource And Referral
1-888-338-6622 to find the office closest to you.
Medical Equipment Recycling Program
We collect medical equipment supplies then recycle them, and give them freely to physically challenged individuals throughout Canada, to Hospitals, and to other like organizations.
Toll Free anywhere in North America at: 1.888.242.7202
Encorp Return-It Locations
Locations in British Columbia
24/7 On-site repair and rental for your wheelchair, scooter, or mobility equipment.
604-200-0119 or 1-877-943-3501
Allows post-secondary students or recent graduates with disabilities to upload their resumes, as well as search and apply online for internships and employment. 613-380-8065, Toll-Free: 1-877-670-1256
GimpGirl’s brings women with disabilities together in the spirit of support, positivity and inclusivity.
What Can You Bring When Travelling?
Avoid surrendering items and guarantee that your valuables make it through security screening with you.
Not sure if your medical equipment will pass screening? Call ahead to find out at 1-888-294-2202 (toll-free), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) goal is for full and equal opportunity for students with disabilities to achieve their potential for success as self-directed independent learners.
Encyclopedia of early childhood development.
Browser Extension For The Blind
MozBraille is an extension to transform Mozilla or Firefox to a stand alone accessible Internet browser designed for blind or partially sighted users.
Link Up provides a myriad of services to persons with disabilities seeking employment. (416) 413-4922
Find your dream job. Search jobs in British Columbia
Reading by way of Assistive Media is great! It's like getting an audio magazine anthology but not having to send it back or throw away the tape or CD and clutter the environment. And it's such a friendly way to read, too. Being able to E-mail comments and get answers about them gives the whole process a wonderful family mood.
Equine assisted therapy has long been recognized as an excellent means of providing physical, psychological, social and recreational benefits to children and adults with disabilities. Balance and coordination, increased confidence, group activity and excitement of movement "free of any mechanical aids" are some of the many benefits. 604-530-8717
BC Mobility Opportunities Society
British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS) is an independent non-profit society dedicated to enriching the lives of people with physical disabilities through wilderness recreation.
Hike - Gabe Frame - 604-222-1312
Kayak - Eric Molendyk - 604-688-6464 ext. 117
Purchase a TrailRider
Stephen Hunter - 604-688-6464 ext. 132
Vancouver Inspiration Pass
The Vancouver Inspiration Pass is a free cultural and recreational pass program that allows families and teens to get out and explore their city in a whole new way. 604-331-3603
Disabled Independent Gardeners
Do you have a disability? Do you think gardening is out of reach?
The Disabled Independent Gardeners Association can help you. 604-688-6464
Disabled Sailing Association of BC
Disabled (or adaptive) sailing, promotes freedom and independence. Even people with no movement below the neck are able to sail by themselves, with the use of sip ‘n’ puff technology. 604-222-3003
Canadian Assisted Travel Society
You can’t travel because you need an attendant to travel with you and the expenses are just too high. Well, check out the link below, they just might be able to help! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to Recreation
Adaptive Recreation and Exercise Equipment for the Physically Challenged
Community Living BC
Helping to find housing options that encourage independence while meeting an individuals’ unique needs.
Connections with community services to support individuals, families or caregivers
Community inclusion supports that focus on employment, social and life skills. 604-664-0101, Toll free: 1-877-660-2522
College of Occupational Therapists
To verify if an occupational therapist is registered call the college office at:
(250) 386-6822 or at 1-866-386-6822 (toll-free in B.C.),
or email: email@example.com.
Provide information/referral, advice/summary service and full representation to tenants and advocates across British Columbia in the area of residential tenancy law.
604-255-0546 | 1-800-665-1185
Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm