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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June 7, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

ConnecTra Workshop – Adaptive Recreation

Keeping active can be difficult with an injury. But fortunately there are many adaptive options you can take advantage of to get you outside and enjoying the beauty that is Vancouver. ConnecTra is hosting an interactive workshop about adaptive recreation on June 11th, from 2-4pm at the Creekside Community Centre,…

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May 14, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Thursday May 16th, 2019 marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This day started out to bring about awareness to accessibility needs and inclusion-aware design when it comes to technology and development. This is actually a brilliant initiative as, with many things, thinking about…

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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 30, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Bell Let’s Talk – My Mental Health Story

Bell Let’s Talk – My Mental Health Story

I was reminded about Bell Let’s Talk day and asked if I had a blog I could share. I admitted that I didn’t, mostly because I find it difficult to be honest with myself about my mental health, never mind be public about it. Those close to me know that…

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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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November 26, 2018

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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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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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