T-Base-AEBC scholarship program for 2018-’19

This year we have two scholarships available; each is worth $1,000. Every year T-Base is honored to contribute $2,000 in support of an accessible education, an initiative that runs parallel to our larger goal: to improve accessibility in education.

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) will be accepting applications February through March. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. PDT. For full details and to download the application form, please visit the official 2018 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program page.

Luminescence: Chanteuse to the Power of Three – Christa Couture, Kristina Shelden and Sarah Jickling

Event: Wingspan Disability Arts, Culture and Public Pedagogy Presents:

Date: March 8, 2018, International Women’s Day—Three Difference Makers.
Time: Doors Open, 7 pm. Show, 7:30 pm

Venue: The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

Tickets from $10*-$30 can be purchased online at the CULCH here: https://thecultch.com/tickets/ or by phoning: 604-251-1363. Link to the tickets for this event: https://goo.gl/oGTkmx

VANCOUVER, BC / Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Join Wingspan Dis/arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy at UBC in celebration of International Women’s Day with three remarkable chanteuses, Sarah Jickling, Kristina Shelden and Headliner, Christa Couture at the CULCH, 1895 Venables, doors 7 pm and show: 7:30 pm.

Breathless and intimate, three remarkable chanteuses, Sarah Jickling, Kristina Shelden and headliner, Christa Couture, singing deftly written songs will caress your senses and blow you an audible kiss on International Women’s Day. Known for their artful and gorgeous lyrics which delve into extraordinary loss, love and lightness, three women experiencing different disabilities carry us up their mountains and through their darkest periods to luminescence and light again. Situated between tenacity and vulnerability, whimsical indie-pop and saucy jazz, earthy folk

BCANDS – Safe and Secure guide book submissions

BCANDS is an Indigenous non-profit, charitable society serving the disability and health needs of Indigenous people and communities across British Columbia. For further information visit: www.bcands.bc.ca

BCANDS is working with in partnership with Plan Institute on this project.  Plan Institute is a non-profit social enterprise that works to improve the lives of people with disabilities. For further information go to www.planinstitute.ca

Safe and Secure is a guide book of resources, supports, stories and art supporting people with disabilities and their families. The new Indigenous version will be published by BCANDS and will be free to families, individuals, and support workers.

We are inviting contributions of (unpublished) Poems; Songs; Personal Stories; and Artwork from Indigenous individuals or family members who have experience of living with disability.

1 step application process:

Submit by email to ndunne@planinstitute.ca to request for a submission form. Include the following for your application:

  1. Submission form
  2. Images (JPEG) or Documents (MS Word (Preferred), PDF, Rich Text Format (RTF)


We appreciate all contributions, and acknowledge the time and effort put into your submissions. As such, all submissions selected for publication will receive an honorarium.

Any questions?

Email: ndunne@planinstitute.ca or Tel: 604 439 9566 ext.154


Deadline for Submissions: March 19th 2018

Wingspan presents – Mind and Music Matters

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $10 – Cash only at the door

Location: Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre – Roundhouse Mews (Davie @ Pacific)

Join Sarah Jickling and Greg McLeod from My Good Bad Luck Band for an evening whimsical indie-pop songs. Canadian songstress and mental health advocate, this 26 year old uses her performances to create mental health awareness. Her music has been featured on radio stations across the country and in independent films. She has opened up about her experiences with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorder on radio, local television, podcasts, blogs and at live speaking events. Her new album, When I Get Better, was released July 14th, 2017. She can be found in hospital waiting rooms and pole dancing studios around Vancouver, BC.

Then, kick back with Vancouver Adapted Music Society artists The Jeff Standfield Band. Singer/guitarist Jeff will be joined by Dave Symington on drums, bassist Graeme Wyman & special guest Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister) on Keyboards.



Success for Students with Disabilities Research Opportunity

Dr. Rachel Weber and a team of School Psychology students are conducting a research study about how post-secondary students with disabilities feel they have been and are supported and how this may relate to their functioning. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link (Take the Survey) to view the consent form and decide if you’d like to complete the online survey. If you decide to participate, you will receive a $10 gift card for Starbucks or Amazon to thank you for your time. If you have any questions, you can contact Dr. Weber at rachel.weber@ubc.ca or (604) 822-6382.

Accepting Applications for the 2018 Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

The Gaulin Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting applications for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship – a national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.

 The $1,000 scholarships are being offered in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at the age of 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness.  We would appreciate you sharing the attached information with students you work with.

In order to apply, students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2018.

Details about the scholarship can be found at www.gaulinfoundation.org


Neworld Theatre brings us theatre at its most transformative. This production is a work of radical upheaval, in which the King Arthur legend is made fresh for our eyes. Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere—they’re all present in this tale of love, honour and war. New to us are the live band, the 20-person choir and, most of all, the radically inclusive cast. The players in this drama, all professional, include people whose life experience includes Down syndrome. They stand on stage defined by their extraordinary perspectives.

UBC Students special pricing: $12.00

Feb 3, 7:30pm – Live description for people with vision loss

Feb 4, 2:00pm – Relaxed performance for people on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities or anyone who benefits from a more relaxed environment

For more information please visit:

King Arthur’s Night

Inclusive Campus project at UBC

In this phase, we study the efficacy of a newly developed blended learning module for students with disabilities. Your role in the study would be to participate in and evaluate the content of the blended learning module.

DREAM stands for Disclosure, Rights and REsponsibilities, & Advocacy and Accommodations Module. The purpose of DREAM is to educate and provide skills to students with disabilities in health and human science disciplines in a barrier-reduced learning environment.

If you are a student with lived experience as an individual with a visible and/or non-visible disability we would like to invite you to help us.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you are 19 years of age or older, and meet the following criteria:

1) Living with a visible and/or non-visible disability as a student or clinician in one of the 14 health and human science programs

If you would like to participate in the study please reply to this email and/or use the contact details below.

Contact: Alfiya Battalova at the Inclusive Campus team Email: inclusive.campus@ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-7412

Are you a post-secondary student who lives with hearing loss? Apply for the CHHA Scholarships for financial assistance!

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is pleased to offer financial assistance to students who live with hearing loss. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you have until March 31, 2018 to apply to any of CHHA’s three scholarships:

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA and provided outstanding service for many years to the work of the association at the National, Chapter and Branch levels.  He received numerous awards on behalf of his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities, including the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit in 2002 and the President’s Award in 1996.

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship was created in 2007 by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. Dr. Charles A. Laszlo was the founding President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and served on its Executive and Board of Directors in various capacities for 16 years. He also served as President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Dr. Laszlo also served a six-year term as the President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to hard of hearing students who have shown both academic achievements in their post-graduate program and commitment to work on behalf of other hard of hearing people.

Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The scholarship is being offered by the North Shore Branch in memory of Carrell Hearn a resident of West Vancouver, BC who passed away in 2014 at the age of 105. Carrell was a long-time member and generous supporter of the CHHA North Shore Branch as well as a number of other local North Shore charities.

If you are a post secondary student who lives with hearing loss, you can apply for any of the CHHA Scholarships. To confirm if you meet the criteria to apply, please click on Scholarship program eligibility.

The 2018 scholarship application form is now available online, with a deadline of March 31, 2018 at 3 pm (EST). Please click here to access the application or here for more information on the other scholarships offered by CHHA.

Should you have questions about our scholarships or our organization, please contact the CHHA National Office for more information:

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205, Ottawa, ON.   K1V 7P2

Voice: (613) 526-1584   Toll Free: 800-263-8068

Fax: (613) 526-4718    TTY: (613) 526-2692

Email: info@chha.ca

Transition Peer Support Group for Young Adults with Vision Loss – Workshop Series

Program Overview 

  • This program aims to empower young adults with vision loss to lead successful and independent lives through employment readiness.
  • This is an ideal program if you are ages between 18 and 34, living with vision loss, looking for a job or will be looking for a job in the future
  • No cost associated to attend the workshops

Workshop Topics (you may choose to attend any or all of the workshops)

  • Workshop 1: Transitioning from School to the World of Work

This workshop will discuss the difference between being in school and working. Topics will include professional behavior, personal conduct, organizational skills, presentation of work products and time management strategies required to manage competing priorities at work. This workshop is best suited for participants that are recent graduates or about to graduate from high school.

  • Workshop 2: The Current Landscape – Understanding the Labour Market and How You Fit

Participants will discuss the current labour market trends in their local area. This will build an understanding of how skills, interests and abilities fit into the current labour market and which industries are popular and up and coming. This workshop will encourage participants to explore numerous approaches to networking with employers to discover which works best for them.

  • Workshop 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Job Postings and Resumes

This workshop is targeted for participants who are wanting some assistance with resume and cover letter development. Matching your skills and experience to an employer’s needs is the key to developing resumes and cover letters. Find out what it takes to market yourself effectively and apply your learning by working on improving components of your own resume and cover letter.

  • Workshop 4: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in the Interview

This workshop is suited for participants who have had few interviews or who are getting interviews but not receiving job offers. Participants will learn about the various styles of interviews and other application testing. Stress management skills will also be discussed to manage anxieties regarding interviews. Lastly, considerations for selecting references will also be addressed as this is an important factor in the hiring process.=

Workshop Locations & Dates

  • CNIB Kamloops Office (190 – 546 St. Paul St. Kamloops, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Vancouver Office (200 – 5055 Joyce St. Vancouver, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 8th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, February 7th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Abbotsford Office (2630 Bourquin Crescent W #7, Abbotsford, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, January 31st from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Victoria Office (2340 Richmond Rd. Victoria, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, February 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, February 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, February 25th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Prince George Office (100-490 Quebec St. Prince George, BC)

Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration & Questions  

If you are interested in registering, please complete the online registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBHGKP9. If you have any questions, please contact Shoko Kitano, Program Lead – Peer Support, at shoko.kitano@cnib.ca or toll-free 1-800-563-2642 extension 6006.