27Mar

2019 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering

@ Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC Mar. 27th $480

The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society's  (BCANDS) 2019 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering "From the Outside Looking In" seeks to bring together a diverse representation of disability and health related stakeholders over a three day period to learn, inform, share, collaborate and create new and expanded partnerships to assist in addressing the barriers facing Indigenous individuals and families living with a disability. This includes community and organizational leadership, government representatives, individuals and families living with a disability, service providers and others, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

2019 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering

Within Canada Indigenous persons living with a disability and their families are often challenged when seeking appropriate and necessary supports regarding their specific disability and health related need(s).

Competition for limited resources within communities; lack of information on available external resources including the process and requirements to access; jurisdictional and mandate issues; remoteness and experienced discrimination are only a few of the factors that contribute to the barriers faced by this important segment of our population.       

Indigenous individuals and families living with a disability have become a marginalized group within an already marginalized population and the "invisible" members of the Canada's disability sector.

Please join us in making this a memorable and successful event through your planned attendance. Most importantly though, through your insight, knowledge and partnership, help to make a difference in the lives of many by assisting to eliminate the barriers facing  these very important members of our communities, provinces / territories and our country.

For more information about this event and to register, visit the BCANDS site here

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