Know the different approaches that agencies use to find employment for people with intellectual disabilities. Some agencies conduct ongoing
I have learned that looking at strengths rather than deficits is a better way to move a system forward (Cooperrider & Whitney 2005).
Let's face it... trying to find a good employee is not always easy.
I know that finding a family doctor is not easy these days...
Check out this list of tips for quitting drinking. It is a good start for a New Year!
The University of Victoria Centre for Addictions Research has plenty of inf
Do you think that you might have a problem with alcohol?
Go to the Vancouver Foundation's website on Endowment 150 an initiative that helps people to get started on saving through a RDSP by of
Thanks to the Tax Detective, here are some tax tips for the person with a disability who decides to work, even for a low amount of inco
Did you know that the Minsitry of Housing and Social Development has a program for people with disabilities to find work?
Another website to check out is WORKink BC where you will find information on resume development, interviews, you can post your
Check out the persons with Disabilities Online Employment Section to find information to assist you in g
If you are looking to start a business you may be eligible for up to $150,000 to help you get started.
I came across this blog that provides consumer information about iphones and the plans that are offered by the cellphone carriers.
Here is the BC FLU CLINIC
The Tax Detective has a great tax tip on her blog about the Home Renovation Tax Credit
Man you want to talk about red tape..... have you ever tried to truly understand your cell bill?
If you or your family member is of First Nations ancestry you may find the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society helpful.
Please show your support and join UNTAPE's Facebook Group. We'd love to see your face.
Make sure you vote.
CBC has reported that a new Ombudsman position has been created to deal with complaints about
When shortlisting staff I have a hard look at the resumes and cover letters looking for experience and skills. I also look for any discrepencies, gaps in employment etc.
Many parents inherit human resources professional duties as a consequence of having to provide staff for their loved ones. One such duty is having to interview staff.
For parents who employ staff to care for loved ones, finding staff can often be a frustration. What follows are some ways that I have had success in finding staff in the Vancouver area.
Another way to cut red tape is through raising awareness by calling in to talk radio shows.
The Red Book online is a compendium of human services available in the lower mainland of British Columbia.
CBC BC has an investigative news segment that wants to hear your stories about wrongdoing, waste, or incompetence in government services.
BACI parents recently met with a representative from Bonny's Taxi to discuss issues of concern for people with disabilities who use taxis.
The Fussy Baby website is quite useful to any parent of a small child.
Trying to figure out where to start with an advocacy process can be daunting.
When you have to do an oral hearing you want to ensure that you have a persuasive submission. The following tips will assist you in that endeavor:
Call the Worker's Advisor Office. They can give you advice and will represent you if need be.
Below is a sample letter to the WCB Review Division. You may find this helpful if you don't have an advocate.
You still have an avenue of appeal. Once you have the decision letter from the Review Division you have 30 days to appeal to the WCAT appeal process - which is independant of WCB.
It is against the law for an employer to try and convince you not to make a WCB claim: Below is an extract from the Worksafe website:
Did you know that if the WCB (WorkSafe BC) requests your medical files they will see all of your medical information even if it is not relevant to your workplace injury.
Have you ever watched the the movie "Children of the Corn?" It is a horror movie that not unlike other horror movies has dark music that becomes louder before a violent event.
Sometimes it seems that the non-profit service providers that work with our loved ones won’t listen to parents. What do we do? Listed below are a few tips that might help.
As a parent who has children with disabilities, I know the power of Positive Behavior Supports.
UNTAPE is a site where people with disabilities and their families come to share practical tips for cutting through red tape and get the help they need.