Disability Resources & Services

FEDERAL
Office for Disability Issues (ODI - HRSDC)
Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Enabling Accessibility Fund, Opportunity Fund, etc.
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability_issues/mandate/index.shtml

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for People with disabilities (RRAP)
Offers financial assistance to landlords and homeowners to make homes more accessible
Ph: 1-800-668-2642
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas/prfinas_003.cfm

PROVINCIAL
Victoria PWD Employment Income Assistance Office (MHSD)
General information about applying for disability (PWD) assistance:
http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/pwd.htm

For applications or to contact:
410 - 771 Vernon Ave
Victoria BC V8X 5A7
PO Box 9980 Stn Prov Gov V8W 9R5
Ph: 1 866 866-0800
Fax: 250 952-4565
E-mail: OFF107@gov.bc.ca

PWD Health Assistance Branch: 1-800-337-3531

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities Advocacy Access
Ph: 1∙800∙663∙1278
http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/

Community Living BC (CLBC)
Personalized Support Initiatives (PSI) for people with FASD, ASD, and developmental disabilities
Ph: 1-877-660-2522
http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/

Office of the Assisted Living Registrar
Responds to health and safety issues of assisted living residents
#300-1275 West 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6H-1A6
Ph: 1-866-714-3378
http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/assisted/

Independent Living BC
Assisted living suites for seniors and persons with disabilities (application made through VIHA)
Ph: (250) 388∙2273
www.bchousing.org/programs/independent

Giving in Action Society
Provides grants to BC families with children or adults with developmental disabilities living at home
Toll Free: 1-866-523-3157
http://www.givinginaction.ca/

COMMUNITY
CLBC Community Resource Database
A comprehensive listing of community services in Greater Victoria area
http://clbc.cioc.ca/results.asp?STerms=&SType=A&CMType=L&CMID=218&AgeGroup=&PBID=

Community Living Centre (CLBC Victoria)
Personalized Support Initiatives (PSI) for people with FASD, ASD, and developmental disabiliites
220-174 Wilson St.
Ph: 250-952-4203
http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/individuals-families/personalized-supports-initiative/

Community Living Victoria
Local supports and services for people with developmental disabilities
3861 Cedar Hill X Rd.
Ph: 477-7231
http://www.communitylivingvictoria.ca/

Saanich Volunteer Services Society
Visiting, driving, shopping, reading, form completion help for Saanich seniors and persons with disabilities
1445 Ocean View Rd., Victoria
250-595-8005
http://www.saanichvolunteers.org/

Victoria Disability Resource Centre
Programs, services, resources for independent living
817 A Fort St. Victoria, BC, V8W-1H6
Ph: 250-595-0044
Fax: 250-595-1512
www.drcvictoria.com

Links to important PWD information and application forms:
http://www.drcvictoria.com/programs/community-links

PWD MOBILITY & TRANSPORTATION
Bus Pass Program
for low income, seniors, and persons with disabilities
Ph: 1∙866∙866∙0800 (press 4, press 3)
http://www.busonline.ca/regions/vic/fares/bcbuspass.cfm

HandyDart
Door-to-door service for physically disabled unable to use BC Transit; requires registration
Ph: (250) 727∙7811 (press 0)
http://www.busonline.ca/regions/vic/accessible/default.cfm

Taxi Saver
50% taxi ride subsidy for disabled where HandyDart is unable to accommodate
Ph: (250) 955∙1618
http://www.bctransit.com/regions/cfv/accessible/taxi_saver.cfm

BC Ferries
Apply for BCF Disabled Status Indentification (DSI) Card (for discount fares):
http://www.bcferries.com/files/travelplanning/DSI_Application_Form.pdf
Customer information and reservations
Ph: (250) 386∙3431 or 1∙888∙223∙3779
www.bcferries.com

PWD Parking Passes
available through Victoria Disability Resource Centre (please see above)
printable application form (process fee = $20):
http://www.drcvictoria.com/files/manager/Permit_Application_2010.pdf
Email questions: parking@drcvictoria.com

BC Parks free camping pass
Available for persons with disabilities on income assistance and their camping parties
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/disability.html