Links To Affiliates

Here are some key elements and links to like-minded organizations to assist in creating a level playing field for employers and persons with disabilities.

Disability-Specific Organizations

The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society provides leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis.

BC Centre for Ability
The BC Centre for Ability provides innovative community-based services and programs that enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families in ways that facilitate and build competencies, and foster inclusion in all aspects of life.

Disability Alliance BC
For over 30 years, the Disability Alliance BC is a cross-disability voice supporting people living with disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in society.

Tetra Society of North America
Tetra Society of North America recruits skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create non-commercially assistive devices for people with disabilities to continue to live their lives as independently as possible.

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC)
SCI BC (Formerly the BC Paraplegic Association) offers a range of programs and resources to help people with spinal cord injury or any other physical disabilities and their families, adjust, adapt and thrive after injury.

BC Epilepsy Society
The BC Epilepsy Society is dedicated to serving British Columbians living with epilepsy, and their families.

Canadian Mental Health Association
This organization promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Through advocacy and education, CNIB provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in live.

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC)
The CPABC works toward raising the awareness of Cerebral Palsy through advocacy, encouraging networking, educating members of the public, and supporting individuals living with Cerebral Palsy.

The MS Society
The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families, and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease.

Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARCBC)
Established in 1966, the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARCBC) focuses on social justice issues and works together with communities on accessibility, community development, income security, and social planning.

Realwheels is a professional theatre company that creates and produces world-class art that deepens the audience’s understanding of the disability experience. We tell stories in which disability itself is not the focus of conflict, but rather forms the landscape upon which universal issues are debated onstage.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
An organization committed to raising Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness by ensuring health resources worldwide have the most accurate, and well-researched arthritis information available.

Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH)
Established in 1956, the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is passionately committed to empowering Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing individuals through innovative products, programs, and services that help to provide accessibility equal to that of the hearing public.


Employment-related Websites

Assistive Technology BC (ATBC)
Assistive Technology BC (ATBC) provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia.

Employers’ Forum on Disability
Employers’ Forum on Disability is working together with people with disabilities and businesses to make it easier to employ and do business with each other.

Neil Squire Society
Through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs, The Neil Squire Society supports people with disabilities to remove barriers so that they can live independent lives and become active members of the workplace and their community.