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Provincial Health and Accessibility Resources

 

Personal Supports Line

BC 211 is the single point of entry phone line for information about programs available through six different provincial ministries. Browse the Personal Supports BC website for the links to listings of non-profit organizations who can help with equipment, education, transportation, etc.

Phone: 2-1-1
Website: www.bc211.ca
 


HealthLinkBC

This is a health system navigation service that is accessible via telephone or the Internet. It assists the public and health care professionals in finding and accessing appropriate health resources in or close to their home communities. You can learn about health topics and medications, check your symptoms, find resources and communities as well as a number of other health related topics

Phone: 604-215-8110
Email: HealthLinkBC@HealthLinkBC.ca 
Website: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kbaltindex.asp
 


Bus Pass Program MHSD An annual pass for public transit systems is available through the bus pass program. Applicants must apply yearly (approx. $45/year). - Available to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are already registered on Persons with Disabilities (PWD) with MHSD – check website or contact number for specific eligibility criteria

Phone: 866-866-0800
 
Location: 
Ministry of Housing and Social Development
9950 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria V8W 9R3

Hours of operation for Enquiry BC are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday through Friday.
 


Lifeline

Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night - even if you can't speak. All you have to do is press your Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant, and a trained Response Centre Associate will ensure you get help fast.

Phone: 866-784-1992

RuralBCRural BC Resources

The RuralBC website will help you find reliable and relevant sources of information - everything from air ambulances and interface fires, to distance education courses and highway conditions.

See the website


Communication Disabilities Access Canada

CDAC logoThe CDAC strives to foster "an inclusive society where people who have communication disabilities can menainfully exercise their right of citizenship." Their website provides information and educational resources on human rights, acess and inclusion for people who have communication disabilities. 

 


Disability Alliance BC
 
Disability Alliance BC logoOur 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.
 
Visit our website to learn more here: http://www.disabilityalliancebc.org
 

Tax AID DABC
 

Tax AID DABCTax AID DABC is a free, confidential provincial program that will assist people with the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation or Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB) designation with basic income tax filings and information/referrals on tax related matters. Our main focus will be on helping chronic late tax filers to catch up on their unfiled taxes. We can assist clients in several ways including:

  • Filing income taxes through one-to-one meetings
  • Helping gather tax slips and other necessary documents
  • Providing advice and information (in-person, or by phone and/or email) about filing income tax returns
  • Providing referrals to organizations in clients’ communities
  • Accessing advice and support for clients with more complex tax returns from a chartered accountant

For more information, please contact Sam Turcott at 604-872-1278/1-800-663-1278 or taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org, or visit Tax AID DABC’s website at www.taxaiddabc.org

 

BC Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

565 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4J4

Phone: (604) 872-4400
Toll-free: 1 800 663-2524
Fax: (604) 872-4113
E-mail : reception565@bc.cancer.ca
 


BC Cancer Agency

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The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program for the residents of British Columbia and the Yukon. The BC Cancer Agency’s mandate covers the spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, and through to rehabilitation. The BC Cancer Agency’s mandate is driven by a three-fold mission:

To reduce the incidence of cancer
To reduce the mortality rate of people with cancer
To improve the quality of life of people living with cancer

The BC Cancer Agency operates five regional cancer centres, providing assessment and diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and supportive care. Each of the BC Cancer Agency’s centres delivers cancer treatment based on provincial standards and guidelines established by the Agency. BCCA works in partnership with communities to provide a network of chemotherapy clinics so patients can receive care closer to home.

Regional Centres:

Fraser Valley
13750 96th Avenue
Surrey , BC V3V 1Z2
(604) 930-2098
1-800-523-2885 (in BC)

Southern Interior
399 Royal Avenue
Kelowna , BC V1Y 5L3
(250) 712-3900
1-888-563-7773 (in BC)

Vancouver
600 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver , BC V5Z 4E6
(604) 877-6000
1-800-663-3333 (in BC) 
 


cancer foundationBC Cancer Foundation

The BC Cancer Foundation is an independent charitable organization that raises funds to support breakthrough research and care at the BC Cancer Agency. The BC Cancer Agency is responsible for cancer care and control for everyone in British Columbia.

BC Cancer Agency's five regional cancer centres:


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Regional Community Brain Injury Services

 

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Fraser Health: Acquired Brain Injury Program

See the website + eligibility criteria

 


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Interior Health: Acquired Brain Injury Services

See the website

 


 

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Vancouver Island: Acquired Brain Injury Program

See the website

 


Northern Health : Acquired Brain Injury Program

For information on Acquired Brain Injury Services in Northern Health, contact the following number in your area:

Prince George: 250-565-7393
Terrace: 250-631-4154
Dawson Creek: 250-784-7381

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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