Disability Without Poverty has community organizers in these provinces/regions.
People with disabilities in BC face poverty at twice the rate of the general population and have fewer means of overcoming it. Disability Without Poverty BC is funded through a grant from the Vancouver Foundation to Disability Alliance BC with additional resources committed by partner organizations in the province.
Living with a disability can teach you a lot of things; how to adapt where others may see an obstacle, knowing that you might have to navigate a path that looks different than anyone else, and that’s OK. However, there can be struggles that are a little more difficult to discuss, for example, when you consider the idea of disability and poverty.
My name is Andrea van Vugt and I’m a Community Organizer for Disability Without Poverty in Alberta. When I think about the work that I’m doing as a community organizer, these are the words that come to mind.
The conversation took place on April 28th with moderator Margot Brunner and panelists Michael Prince, Brent Page and our very own Michelle Hewitt. The chat was about the proposed Canadian Disability Benefit and what the next steps could be. Michelle Hewitt is a...