Opportunities Of The Week


Check out these awesome opportunities


By Spencer van Vloten

BC Disability


A paid opportunity to help inform government policy, a new program for home adaptations, and an amazing job opportunity.


Here are some of this week's new opportunities.


Earn An Honorarium For Helping Inform Policymakers

The Disability Foundation has created www.DisabilityPanel.ca, an opinion research panel for British Columbians with disabilities.

The first initiative for the panel will be a survey looking at the COVID-19 response in Vancouver, with findings being shared with policy and decision makers to make the city more accessible. An honorarium will be offered to those who sign up and qualify for this survey.

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If you are located outside Vancouver, you are still encouraged to register for the

panel! You will be notified when a future research initiative pertinent to your location takes

place.

If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, please contact Masimba Masimira by email at mmasimira@disabilityfoundation.org or by phone at 236-521-5046.


New BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) program


Previously known as the Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program, the BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) program provides financial help in the form of rebates to eligible low-income households to complete home adaptations for independent living.


Program quick facts:

  • Provides financial assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income households to complete home adaptations for accessibility.

  • The program provides up to $17,500 in rebates towards adaptations that directly address an individual's permanent disability or loss of ability and improve their ability to perform the basic activities of daily living.

  • Home adaptations could include exterior and interior ramps and door widening to accommodate a wheelchair, and bathroom modifications, such as grab bars, shower seats and handheld showerheads.

The new program features a number of changes including, but not limited to:

  • Removing the need to obtain a quote for standard accessibility adaptations;

  • Ensuring more equitable access to funding by region and type of home adaptation;

  • Increasing access to occupational therapists or other qualified professionals for assessments.

For more information on the BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations program, visit: https://www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance/BC-RAHA


Fun And Rewarding Job Opportunity

Realwheels, an inclusive Vancouver theatre company, is hiring a program assistant!


The program assistant will play a key role in the promotion and launch of an exciting new program: English-speaking Canada’s first professional calibre acting academy for individuals living with disability.


This will be a remote, part-time position, open to applicants 15-30 years of age. Applications are open until March 28th.


Learn more: https://realwheels.ca/news/program-assistant-edu

Spencer van Vloten is the editor of BC Disability. To get in touch, send an email to spencer@bcdisability.com!