October 29, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Teen Safety and Halloween

Teen Safety and Halloween

For a teenager, the attraction of attending Halloween parties far outweighs staying home watching a scary movie or two. As a responsible, caring parent, it’s vital to have an open conversation with your teenager about managing expectations and their safety without the drama. Below are some steps to take before…

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August 20, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

At the beginning of the summer, I was lucky enough to have joined the Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour and felt inspired to write up a blog including some of the things I learned! When travelling with any kind of disability, it’s important to be prepared. With that…

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March 1, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

How I Got My Identity Back

How I Got My Identity Back

In honour of Music Therapy Awareness Month, I wanted to share my story of how music helped me get my identity back. Picture a little girl in a frilly blue dress, singing dramatically alongside a TV flickering with images of Disney’s 1987 classic, The Little Mermaid. Right now she’s belting…

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January 8, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Tips for Travelling with a Spinal Cord Injury

Tips for Travelling with a Spinal Cord Injury

With the holiday season behind us, and several months to go with the winter weather many people take this time to get outta dodge and find some sunshine! Here are some of my personal observations and suggestions for travelling with a disability. 1 – Prescription medication — Don’t pack it…

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October 10, 2018

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Thrive for Mental Health – A Vancouver Resident Bursary for Leisure Activity

Thrive for Mental Health – A Vancouver Resident Bursary for Leisure Activity

One wonderful train of thought threading its way through our community is the understanding and awareness of mental health; how essential it is to destigmatize and to take care of ourselves when it comes to mental health issues. In homage to this social shift, and in recognition of World Mental Health…

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October 3, 2018

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

The Fuel Tax Refund and Disability Tax Credit

The Fuel Tax Refund and Disability Tax Credit

Tax season has a way of sneaking up on you. While most people find doing their taxes about as enjoyable as a root canal, in and among all that paperwork, there may be some extra dollar bills that you can claim. Two options available to those with a disability are…

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September 25, 2018

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

[email protected]: Beating the Disability Barriers in Our Jobs

Technology@Work: Beating the Disability Barriers in Our Jobs

One thing I’ve noticed in my ten years of having a spinal cord injury is that there are a surprising number of resources that come and go that I have no idea about. Even as a Resource Coordinator, a mid-point where knowledge passes through, I don’t hear about everything. A…

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September 3, 2018

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Irina Kordic

Personal Injury Contingency Fee Agreements

What is a Contingency Fee Agreement? A Contingency Fee Agreement (CFA) is a contract between a law firm (or lawyer) and the client in a case where legal fees are payable as a percentage of the amount recovered as damages. Under a CFA, the legal fees are payable only if…

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November 30, 2017

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Importance of Fitness for the Spinal Cord Injury Community

It is no secret that being physically active is important, but this is of the utmost importance for those living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). People living with SCI are more prone to health risks such as blood clots and obesity, which could lead to more complex cardiovascular diseases.…

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February 9, 2017

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Murphy Battista

The path to hiring a lawyer, new resource material on what you need to know

If you’ve been seriously injured, the path to understanding your legal rights isn’t always clear and hiring a lawyer for the first time can be daunting. In the time you have to recover from your injuries, you also have to ensure you take the right legal measures before signing any…

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