Resources Provincial

CODC has prepared listings of provincial resources for adults with disabilities. You will find organizations that provide information, referral, and/or direct services.

BC Adaptive Snowsports (previously Disabled Skiers Association of BC)
BC Adaptive Snowsports promotes and provides skiing and snowboarding programs and services to all people with disabilities in BC as a form of recreation and rehabilitation. There are 12 adaptive snow sport club programs in BC.

780 SW Marine Drive Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7
Phone: 604.333.3630
Website: www.bcadaptive.com

BC Association of Professionals with Disabilities
The BC Association of Professionals with Disabilities is dedicated to maximizing the inclusion, job retention, and advancement of current and future professional with disabilities. The organization connects employers with professionals with disabilities and guides the employment process, supports self-advocacy, provides peer support, and shares knowledge related to professionals with disabilities and employment.

714 Warder Place Victoria BC V9A 7H6
Phone: 250.361.9697
Website: www.bcprofessionals.org
eMail: info@bcprofessionals.org

BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association (BCBSRA)
The BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association (BCBSRA) offers opportunities for recreation, sports, and community involvement to people of all levels of visual impairment. BCBSRA programs are designed for people of all ages and all skill levels. BCBSRA supports all blind/visually impaired athletes, from those who are solely seeking recreation to those who aim to reach the Paralympic level.

#170 – 5055 Joyce Street Vancouver BC V5R 6B2
Phone: 604.325.8638
Phone (Toll Free): 877.604.8638
Website: www.bcblindsports.bc.ca
eMail: info@bcblindsports.bc.ca

BC Centre for Ability
The BC Centre for Ability provides individualized therapy and support services to children and youth in their homes/communities as well as specialized community living services and comprehensive vocational and support services for adults.

2805 Kingsway Vancouver BC V5R 5H9
Phone: 604.451.5511
Website: www.bc-cfa.org

BC Housing
BC Housing is the provincial government agency responsible for the delivery of affordable housing programs to moderate to low-income families, seniors, and those with disabilities.

Phone (Toll Free): 800.257.7756
Website: www.bchousing.org/Options

BC Rehab Foundation
BC Rehab is committed to closing the gaps between people with and without physical disabilities through advocacy, education, and research, as well as wellness, arts, and recreation programs. Apply for personal mobility equipment as well as individual and project grants.

4255 Laurel Street Vancouver BC V5Z 2G9
Phone: 604.737.6383
Website: www.bcrehab.com
eMail: info@bcrehab.com

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS)
The BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) is a catalyst in creating awareness about disability issues and has provided support to wheelchair basketball programs throughout British Columbia since its origins. Wheelchair basketball is for anyone who wishes to participate (disability or not), whether for recreation or for competitive sport. BCWBS offers programs to people who have physical disabilities, and there are programs for people from all age groups – from 8 years to seniors. BCWBS also operates a Wheelchair Loan Program, where BCWBS members can borrow lightweight sports wheelchairs to maximize mobility and performance.

780 SW Marine Drive Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7
Phone: 604.326.1229
Website: www.bcwbs.ca/athletes
eMail: info@bcwbs.ca

BC Wheelchair Sports Association
Since 1971, BC Wheelchair Sports has supported the personal growth and athletic development of people with physical disabilities. BC Wheelchair Sports offers quality programs in 4 member sports and 3 associate member sports: Athletics, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Rugby, Target Sports, Tennis, and Curling. Programs for each sport are offered at all different skill levels, from novice to elite. Athletes can play on a recreational or competitive level. Junior programs are also available. BC Wheelchair Sports offers a Wheelchair Loan Program which provides athletes with short-term wheelchairs that are tailored to their chosen sport and sometimes offers financial assistance to athletes to secure their own sports wheelchairs.

780 SW Marine Drive Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7
Phone: 604.333.3520
Phone (Toll Free): 877.737.3090
Website: www.bcwheelchairsports.com
eMail: info@bcwheelchairsports.com

Disability Alliance BC (DABC)
The DABC provides many services and resources for people living with all disabilities, including their Advocacy Access Programs, work on Emergency Preparedness, informative publications (many of which are available in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Farsi), and much more.

#204 – 456 West Broadway Vancouver BC V5Y 1R3
Phone: 604.872.1278
Phone (Toll Free): 800.663.1278
Phone (Tty-Voice): 604.875.8835
Website: www.disabilityalliancebc.org
eMail: feedback@disabilityalliancebc.org

Disabled Sailing Association of BC (DSA)
Enriching lives of people with disabilities, the DSA allows sailors to use the Martin 16, a fully adapted and accessible sailboat. You may sail by yourself or with an instructor on board. Adaptive sailing offers a sport with a higher level of independence for participants. Sailors compete alongside able-bodied participants.

#318 – 425 Carrall Street Vancouver BC V6B 6E3
Phone: 604.688.6464
Website: www.disabledsailingbc.org
eMail: dsa@disabilityfoundation.org

Government of BC – Employment Strategy for Persons with Disabilities in BC
The Employment Strategy for Persons with Disabilities focuses on developing on a broad range of new skills, training services, and employment-related programs to improve the employment outcomes of persons with disabilities and includes:Employment Program of BC – Persons with DisabilitiesMinister’s Council on Employment and AccessibilityCross-Ministry Supports for People with Disabilities

Government of BC – Fuel Tax Refund for Persons with Disabilities
When you purchase fuel in B.C., you pay fuel tax. If you have a qualifying disability, the fuel tax refund program allows you to request a refund of the provincial motor fuel tax you paid in B.C. on fuel you used in a vehicle you own. You may also be eligible for a discount on your vehicle insurance, which your Autoplan broker can help you with once you have qualified.

Phone (Toll Free): 877.388.4440
Website: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/sales-taxes/motor-fuel-carbon-tax/fuel-tax-refund
eMail: REVREGCL@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS)
PADS dogs are companions that are specially trained to aid people, including those with a physical disability. A Service Dog refers to a dog that assists those with a physical disability; Service Dogs are matched to people with varying levels of needs to help them perform daily activities. To apply, visit the website below to download an application. Please note that the PADS Service Dog program is not always open to applications.

9048 Stormont Avenue Burnaby BC V3N 4G6
Phone: 604.527.0556
Phone (Toll Free): 877.292.1765
Website: www.pads.ca/
eMail: info@pads.ca

Seniors Advocate
The Seniors Advocate is responsible for tracking and reviewing issues affecting seniors’ well-being, improving awareness about resources which assist seniors and those who use senior’s services, and making recommendations to government and senior’s services providers. Translation services are available in 180+ languages.

1515 Blanshard Street Victoria BC V8W 9P4
Phone: 250.952.3181
Phone (Toll Free): 877.952.3181
Website: www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca
eMail: info@seniorsadvocatebc.ca

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) BC (formerly the BC Paraplegic Association)
Spinal Cord Injury BC promotes successful independent living for thousands of people with permanent injuries or damage to their spinal cord, including individuals living with multiple sclerosis. SCI BC offers a resource centre, programs, activities, peer support, education, The Spin Magazine, scholarships, and job search strategies. SCI Action Canada offers physical activity counselling.

780 SW Marine Drive Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7
Phone: 604.324.3611
Website: www.sci-bc.ca
eMail: info@sci-bc.ca

Student Aid BC – Awards for Students with Permanent Disabilities
Full- and part-time post-secondary students with permanent disabilities can apply for government bursaries and grants. For information on student loans, occupations, education options, managing debt, and application forms, visit the website.

PO Box 9173 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9H7
Phone: 250.356.9455
Phone (Toll Free): 800.561.1818
Website: www.studentaidbc.ca/explore

Tetra Society of North America
Tetra’s volunteer engineers and technicians create assistive devices for people with specific needs that cannot be met by commercial items. Everything created is custom made for each client’s particular needs. The work is all done by volunteers within the client’s own community.

#318 – 425 Carrall Street Vancouver BC V6B 6E3
Phone: 604.688.6464
Phone (Toll Free): 877.688.8762
Website: www.tetrasociety.org/assistance/
eMail: eric@tetrasociety.org

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