Include Me! Survey Results

During the 2017-18 year, 1,235 individuals who access 5 agencies in the Vancouver-Coastal, South Fraser, Southern Interior and North regions participated in a survey process in which they were asked to provide information about their quality of life in the areas of well-being (emotional well-being, physical well being, material well-being), independence (personal development self-determination), and social participation (rights, interpersonal relations, social inclusion. The survey used to collect this information is based on a framework that was developed, extensively researched, and internationally validated by Dr. Robert Schalock over a period of approximately 25 years. It is a framework that applies to all people whether they have a disability or not. It gives us a universal language to talk with the individuals we serve about the things that are important to everyone and how we can collectively work together to improve the quality of life of those we serve.

Below is the inclusion Powell River summery, to read the full report, please go to the “Reports”  section under the “About” tab.

Rotary Inclusion Garden Party

On Thursday, August 23rd inclusion Powell River celebrated the new Rotary Inclusion Garden behind the ARC Community Event Centre. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Powell River, the ARC has a beautiful new space for clients, their families and staff. The work began in March of this year and has culminated into a beautiful space that we are proud to call our own and a wonderful Garden Party was held to celebrate. Thank you to Springtime Garden Centre for the plants they so graciously donated for the garden. We can also include the garden in the ARC rentals should the space be requested. Thank you, Rotary Club of Powell River for the garden and all the work you do in our community!



New Simplified Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) Application Package.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has released a new simplified Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) application package. The new application was developed in consultation with DABC and other community organizations.
This simplified application consists of a single form rather than multiple separate forms. The new form also contains more reader-friendly language and provides examples and tips to help guide people through the application process so that it is easier.
The new application form is also electronically fillable and allows applicants to save and retrieve information. This change will make it easier to complete the application over multiple sittings if required. In addition, nurse practitioners will now be able to complete and certify CPP-D medical reports on behalf of their patients.
The new application form is available on the Government of Canada’s website:
Disability Alliance of BC and inclusion Powell River are pleased with the introduction of these much needed improvements to the CPP-D application process. For more information about these changes please contact the DABC Senior CPP-D Advocate Ashley Silcock at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278.

Our Annual Summer Picnic!!

Last Thursday inclusion Powell River held their Annual Summer Picnic under the Rotary Pavilion at Willingdon Beach. Numerous people from all over the community attended and enjoyed hamburgers and a variety of salads.

The zero waste initiative was present and was huge success with two Employment Services clients assisting the picnickers with the disposal of various items. A good time was had by all. Many thanks to Aaron Service and Supplies and Safeway for their generosity. We couldn’t do our events without the support from our Community Partners. Thanks to all the volunteers that made this year’s picnic a huge success! Hope to see you at the next inclusion Powell River event!