BC Brain Injury Association Annual General Meeting
BC Brain Injury Association is hosting their Annual General Meeting on September 15, 2021 via Zoom! Save the date and check back often for updates.
Accessible Voting in Canada
All citizens of voting age have the right to vote. For the election to be fair, and for the voice of Canadians to be heard, there is a responsibility to ensure voters are given every opportunity to exercise their rights.
Who can vote? To vote in Canada, the individual must be 18 years or older, a Canadian citizen and be able to provide acceptable proof of identity and address. It’s important to keep Elections Canada up to date with any change of address.
Accessible voting ensures Canadians who are eligible to vote, have access to cast their ballot when an election takes place. For more information on accessible voting, and options available to individuals with a disability, read our blog post here.
A National Hidden Disablity Symbol: It is time. It is right. It is needed.?
Consider becoming an ally and join the movement for a national Hidden Disability Symbol in Canada.
Co-founders of the Hidden Disability Symbol (HSDC) movement are: Maeri Perra, Communications Manager, Brain Injury Society of Toronto, Michelle McDonald, Executive Director, Brain Injury Canada, and Laura Brydges, Member of the hidden disability community, and Administrator, facebook.com/HiddenDisability.
This team has prepared a communication kit for individuals or organization to release before August 24, 2021. To learn more, click here.
UBC Health Mentors Program Seeking Volunteers
UBC Health Mentors program is looking for volunteer Health Mentors (or caregivers) who live with a chronic illness to share their healthcare expertise with UBC students to help them learn about patient centered care. The program starts in September 2021 and runs until May 2022. Given Covid-19, mentors and students are meeting electronically through Zoom.
For more information on the UBC Health Mentors Program, click here.