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Community Events – March 31, 2017

Get Hungry Podcast Club meets on Tuesday’s at 3:00 pm at the Renfrew Branch of the Vancouver Public Library
Take a culinary trip with this podcast club!  Listen to episodes from popular food podcasts (online radio shows) and discuss a new topic each week.
April 4        Canada’s food source
It is FREE!
For more information call 604-257-8705

Link to Poster:  Get Hungry Podcast Club

Women’s Personal Safety Workshop

There will be a Women’s Safety Workshop with female police officers from the Vancouver Police Department who are volunteering their time.

Location:  Collingwood Neighbourhood House

5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC

Date and time: April 27th, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The workshop is tremendously empowering for women and will help make our neighbourhood safer.

Those who wish to attend must pre-register though the Collingwood Community Policing Centre, 5160 Joyce Street, 604-717-2935.

Link to Poster: Women’s Personal Safety Workshop Final Poster

Camping Fees for Persons with Disabilities

The purpose of this program is to provide support for persons with disabilities who are also receiving income assistance from the authorities identified.

Camping for free – what are the criteria?

If you meet any ONE of the following criteria, your camping party can camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational vehicle.

Vancouver Inspiration Pass

Welcome to the Vancouver Inspiration Pass.

Opening the door to exciting experiences and fun things to see and do across the city, the Vancouver Inspiration Pass is a free cultural and recreational pass program that allows individuals, families and teens to explore their city like never before.

Free for Vancouver residents aged 14 years and older, the pass is valid for a period of two weeks, and can be borrowed through any Vancouver Public Library location.

There are 140 passes available for loan every two weeks – 20 are available through the Central Library downtown and six passes available at each of VPL branches across the city.

Response to the pass has been tremendous. We are working hard to ensure that eligible patrons receive passes as quickly as possible, so that as many resident as possible can enjoy this outstanding program. Given the strong interest and limited number of passes, however, some patrons will experience a wait before a pass becomes available. We appreciate your patience.

We are continually evaluating the program and working on improvements, and our patrons are an important part of that process. We’d like to hear what you think – please share your comments and suggestions at

Inclusion BC is launching a year-long celebration of Disability Pride as part of the official Canada 150+ celebrations, marking our country’s 150th anniversary. Funded in part by Canadian Heritage, we are excited to be offering grants to help include people with intellectual disabilities as leaders and contributors in existing community activities, causes or celebrations across British Columbia.

Citizens with intellectual disabilities are essential to the Canadian mosaic. Throughout 2017 we’re promoting Disability Pride with the goal of inspiring action.

Visit to view The Story Behind Disability Pride, a short documentary that covers our exploration of pride and its role in civil rights movements. It looks at how and why pride consistently falls on the path to inclusion, what our Disability Pride celebration could look like, the importance of belonging and what being a Canadian means.

So, we invite you to be part of defining Disability Pride in 2017. Start planning how you want to participate in your community. What groups or causes do you care about? How can you join in supporting movements, activities and celebrations?

Funded by: Inclusion BC Foundation and Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada


Contact Amy Nugent,
Executive Director,
Inclusion BC Foundation