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Access Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), introduced in 2007, is a powerful way for eligible people with disabilities to save for their long-term financial security. It also enables people receiving social assistance to protect assets and income. Through a new partnership with Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), we can:

- Help people who are eligible for the RDSP to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), a pre-requisite for the RDSP.
- Connect individuals who have the DTC to Plan Institute or BCANDS who will help people open an RDSP.

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Address / Contact Info
Disability Alliance BC
#204-456 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1R3
Phone: (604) 872-1278
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1278
Fax: (604) 875-9227
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Advocacy Access

Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia.

Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.more info

Address / Contact Info
Disability Alliance BC
#204 - 456 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1R3
Advocacy Access Line: (604) 872-1278
Main office/administration line: (604) 875-0188
Fax: (604) 875-9227
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Credit Counselling Society

The Credit Counselling Society (CCS) is a non-profit, charitable organization that was established in 1996 to help people find solutions to their debt problems and learn to manage their money and credit better. We serve Canadians in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario in person, over the phone and online. We have offices in each province and are available to the public 6 days a week.
CCS’s mission is “We Help, We Educate, We Give Hope” and our services are available to anyone who would like our assistance regardless of income level, gender, age, race or socio-economic status. Our mandate is to educate Canadians in personal money management and the wise use of credit, and to help individuals and families find solutions to their financial challenges through objective counselling and debt repayment solutions.
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Suite 230 - 1855 Kirschner Road
, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4N7
Phone: (604) 527-8999
Toll-free: 1-888-527-8999
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Deborah Pearce Counselling

Specializing in Somatic Trauma Therapy; Early Life Abuse and Neglect; Midlife Transitions / General Counselling Stress, Grief, Anxiety, Depression / Extended Benefits Coverage Blue Cross, Green Shield, ICBC, CVAP.more info

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Central, Kelowna, BC
2508789503: (250) 878-9503
2508789503: (250) 878-9503
2508789503: (250) 878-9503
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Family Caregivers of BC

We are a non-profit organization who assists family caregivers build skills, reduce stress and enhance their quality of life. We believe in the power of social networks and that no one needs to care alone.more info

Address / Contact Info
Family Caregivers Society of British Columbia
6-3318 Oak Street
, Victoria, BC, V8X 2S9
Tollfree: 1-877-520-3267
Victoria: (250) 384-0408
Fax: (250) 361-2660
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OkanaMed Sleep Apnea Services

OkanaMed is a CPAP equipment sales and therapy provider,including overnight testing for sleep apnea. Okanamed is a mobile service to clients in their homes throughout the Okanagan Valley. We can help you if you are currently on CPAP therapy or if you are wondering if you have sleep apnea. OkanaMed is privately owned and operated by Tracey Heyworth. Tracey is a registered respiratory therapist and certified respiratory educator with 30 years experience. Tracey will like to help you with all your sleep apnea and respiratory related questions. OkanaMed is available for urgent calls from physicians and clients.more info

Address / Contact Info
Mobile/Community healthcare service, throughout Okanagan Valley
Office:, 2900 26th St
, Vernon, BC, V1T 4T7
Phone: (250) 306-6759
Fax: (250) 558-9822
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Self-Management Health Coach Program

Self-Management Health Coach Program provides individualised telephone support for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic pain, cancer, heart, kidney and lung diseases, arthritis, lupus, Parkinson, MS, etc. Volunteer health coaches provide weekly 30 minutes telephone coaching for 3 – 6 months for individuals wanting to improve their confidence and motivation to become healthier and to better manage the daily challenges of living with chronic conditions. Individuals are paired with coaches based on gender and possibly shared chronic conditions. more info

Address / Contact Info
University of Victoria, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health
Ste 210,4907 Chisholm St
, Delta, BC, V4K 2K6
Main: (604) 940-1273
Toll Free: 1-866-902-3767
Fax: (604) 940-2099
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Silver Springs Retirement Residence

Thank you for your interest in Silver Springs Retirement Residence located in the heart of beautiful Vernon, British Columbia. Our vibrant Independent Living Residence is proudly owned and operated by Vancouver Resource Society, a non-profit organization. VRS is dedicated to providing seniors with a clean and safe environment, quality home, cooked meals, service orientated staff, and opportunities to stay active and meet new friends. Silver Springs offers great value and is one of the most affordable retirement residences in the province. The newly renovated residence is within walking distance to many amenities such as shopping, coffee shops, medical facilities, the Performing Arts Center, and Halina Seniors Centre. Our clean, vibrant residence is available for you to move in to today.more info

Address / Contact Info
3309-39 Ave.
, Vernon, BC, V1T 3E2
Phone: (250) 545-3351
Fax: (250) 545-3460
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Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities (Tax AID DABC)

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Address / Contact Info
Disability Alliance BC
#204-456 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1R3
Advocacy line: (604) 872-1278
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1278
Fax: (604) 875-9227
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UVIC Self-Management Programs

Self-Management BC offers a menu of self-management programs available to British Columbians online, by telephone, and by mail. Programs are for adults of all ages living with one or more ongoing health conditions and there is no cost to participate. All programs are self referral and we offer programs for Chronic Pain, Diabetes and Chronic Health Conditions. more info

Address / Contact Info
UVIC Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health, Self-Management BC
#210-4907 Chisholm Street
, Delta, BC, V4K 2K6
TOLL FREE: 1-866-902-3767
Local : (604) 940-1273
Fax: (604) 940-2099
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