December 10, 2018

Murphy Battista

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

T’is the season of the holiday party. The time of year when there is lots of cheer (and beer). However, as fun as holiday parties can be, they can also lead to a legal nightmare. With the recent legalization of cannabis, hosts won’t only be concerned about the liability risks…

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November 26, 2018

Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

2018 BC Workplace Inclusion Awards

Anyone can hire a minority – which, yes, in and of itself is a good thing – but it’s how you treat them that determines your true value as an employer. I’ve boasted about my employers since the moment they hired me, and on November 22nd at the…

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November 2, 2018

Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

O Canaba, our home we grow 4 plants, True patriot buds, in one household one grand, grams. With growing large, we see them rise, Skunk, dank, green, grass, weed. From far and wide O Canaba, we stand on guard for trees. Gods keep our land, free of mold and mites.…

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October 24, 2018

Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Para-Badminton Nationals

Para-Badminton Nationals were held at the Vancouver Lawn, Tennis, and Badminton Club September 5-8, 2018 for the second year in a row. There are six sport classes in Para-Badminton. Two wheelchair classes (WH1 & WH2), two standing classes (SL3 & SL4), one standing class for upper limb impairment (SU5) and…

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October 19, 2018

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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October 12, 2018

Murphy Battista

Injuries on School Field Trips – How Can You Avoid Your Child Getting Hurt

Injuries on School Field Trips – How Can You Avoid Your Child Getting Hurt

Children love school field trips. They are a chance to get out of the classroom, explore and educate themselves on the world around them, all while enjoying a day with their friends. Often field trips are outdoors and can involve potentially dangerous activities like kayaking, hiking, or swimming, and unfortunately,…

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Infant Claims

October 10, 2018

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

Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

The Fuel Tax Refund and Disability Tax Credit

The Fuel Tax Refund and Disability Tax Credit

It may feel too early to think about doing your taxes, but 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…

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Client Resources

September 25, 2018

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 20, 2018

Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

How I Got 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 out, “Look at stuff, isn’t it neat, wouldn’t you think my collections complete?” and her father is straining not to tell her…

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