Useful Links

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

310-1234 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).

Spa Mobile

SpaMobile is happy to come to the hospital. There will be a $20 visit fee.

Crisis Line

24 HOUR CRISIS LINES Greater Vancouver 604-872-3311 Howe Sound & Sunshine Coast 1-866-661-3311 TTY 1-866-872-0113 The Seniors' Distress Line 604-872-1234

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.

Virtual Mall

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.

VTEA

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.

KickStarter

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

Support Dogs

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 Alert

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.

ARCH

Disability Law Centre

Disabled Services Clothing

Committed to Improving Dressing Routines for Individuals Living with a Disability

Lawyer

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: •income security •housing (rental and owned) •employment •debt or money •immigration and refugee •human rights •consumer issues •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

QMUNITY

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

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.

LiftU

Wheelchair lifts of all types.

Driver Rehabilitation

For additional information and resources: http://www.motiongroup.ca/about.php

Assistive Technology

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868 Provide anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media.

BC Aboriginal Network On Disability

BCANDS Telephone:250-381-7303 Toll Free: 1-800-815-5511 - TTY

PharmaCare

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 Kelowna: 250-860-9920 Nanaimo: 250-754-3899

HandyDART

Sign up for HandyDART 778-452-2860 To Book or cancel a trip 604-575-6600

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

Wheelin' Mobility

24/7 On-site repair and rental for your wheelchair, scooter, or mobility equipment. 604-200-0119 or 1-877-943-3501

NEADS

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

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. 604-599-2000

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

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

Assistive Media

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.

Pacific Riding

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: dynamicmg@gmail.com

Access to Recreation

Adaptive Recreation and Exercise Equipment for the Physically Challenged 1-888-634-4351

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: registration@cotbc.org.

TRAC

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

AAA Youth Services, 1104-32465 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0C7         Business Hours:  Mon-Fri   7:00am - 7:00pm             Email: aaayouthservices@icloud.com