July 10, 2019

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DJ Lam, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

While the end of June marked the start of summer, it also began silly season for wheelchair users who navigate seas of pedestrians, vehicles and other hazards. Indeed, it’s not uncommon to see close calls between wheelchairs and sets of able-bodied shins. And wheelchair users are particularly vulnerable. Distraction and…

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November 23, 2016

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DJ Lam, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Feds Consulting with Public Over new Disability Legislation Development

The 24th annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities is Dec. 3, and Canada’s first federal Minister for Persons with Disabilities is fittingly out on Main Street and in the media promoting public consultation about developing landmark disability legislation. Carla Qualtrough was charged to create a “Canadians with Disabilities Act”…

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March 24, 2015

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DJ Lam, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Disability Tax Credit: Recent Changes and Things to Know

Last summer, the federal government passed the Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act. A piece of legislation intended to “better protect disabled Canadians from the predatory practices of some disability tax credit promoters.” In addition to providing increased protection to disabled persons from unscrupulous consultants, the Act has been instrumental…

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May 6, 2014

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DJ Lam, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

G.F. Strong Recreation Resource Fair shows opportunities range from the easygoing to the extreme.

Having an injury doesn’t mean we can’t have fun — whether we’re on wheels or walking. And about 40 community groups will provide proof of just that Thursday afternoon at G.F. Strong’s Recreation Resource Fair. The smoky smell of free food off the barbecue sets the scene for disabled musicians…

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