Career Opening
2:30 PM14:30

Career Opening

Data Management/Digital Marketing Coordinator

This position oversees data collection and platform management for an organization known for developing creative marketing strategies

The successful candidate will be proud to work with this BC organization and they will be lucky to have this individual join their team!

For a person who has disability/someone with diverse abilities, the employer is committed to ensuring workplace adjustments are available (if needed) so everyone can do their best work

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to Sep 11


Rehab Equipment Expo @ Richmond Olympic Oval: The purpose of Rehab Equipment Expo is to give clinicians and consumers in the community and health facilities access to information needed to make educated decisions regarding the purchase of assistive technology.

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1:00 PM13:00

Have a Go at Wheelchair Athletics!

Join BC Wheelchair Sports Association for a Have a Go at Wheelchair Athletics on Sunday, November 5th from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Road, Richmond). Provincial team coaches and athletes be on-site to lead participants through the in-and-outs of wheelchair racing and seated throws. There is no registration fee for this opportunity! While this event is targeted towards individuals with a disability, anyone interested in trying wheelchair athletics is welcome to join us! If you have any questions or would like to register for this Have a Go, please contact Lisa at lisa@bcwheelchairsports.com604-619-7766 or Emily atemily@bcwheelchairsports.com604-333-3520,ext 209.  

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to Apr 9

Indoor WC Athletics Program

Hello Wheelchair Athletics Enthusiasts!
It’s time once again for us to shift gears and transition back into our indoor wheelchair athletics programming. Please find information below on our roller sessions, Oval T&F program, and the dates of our weekend clinics. For liability reasons, a yearly BCWSA membership will be required to regularly participate in any of our programs, which costs $10. If you are unsure of the status of your BCWSA membership for this year, please feel free to contact me.
Looking forward to another great year of indoor training!

For more information, please click on the poster or the title.

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Amputee Specific Wheelchair Tennis Have a Go Day
6:30 PM18:30

Amputee Specific Wheelchair Tennis Have a Go Day

When: Tuesday June 27th, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Where: UBC Tennis Centre – 6160 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver BC
Cost: FREE
Details: Friends and family are welcome to join and all necessary equipment will be provided.
To Register: Contact Michelle McDonell – Program Coordinator – at 604-333-3520x 208 OR

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8:00 AM08:00

Become a Peer Visitor

Hello all,

The Amputee Coalition of Canada will be holding a day of training to become a Certified Amputee Peer Visitor. The upcoming (free) session has been set for Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at G.F.Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver, BC.

We are looking for individuals who would be interested in becoming a Certified Peer Visitor through our program.  Please read on to learn more about the Amputee Peer Visitor Program and how you can register for the upcoming session!

A Certified Peer Visitor is someone who has experienced a life changing event (limb loss or congenital limb deficiency), is at least one year post amputation, has returned to a full and productive life and has completed the Certified Peer Visitor Training Program. The Peer Visitor volunteers to:

  • Serve as a role model

  • Offer emotional support

  • Provide information about the resources available locally and nationally

Through the Peer Visitor Program, a Peer Visitor can be requested to visit new amputees to provide support and education for them, and their families & caregivers. Usually 1-2 visits are provided. While professional health care providers can provide much of the needed care and education for our patients, we recognize how beneficial it can be for new amputees and their families to be supported by those who have travelled the journey before them. Such support, we believe, can best be offered by providing training to prospective volunteers that will assist them in serving in such a capacity, while at the same time taking steps to look after their own self-care in the process.

The training program will follow the Peer Training Manual as copyrighted by the Amputee Coalition of America and licensed for use by the Amputee Coalition of Canada. As a participant in the training day, you will be expected to do some reading, writing, role playing, and complete a mini-quiz regarding the information presented. The training instructors will then be evaluating your participation before you are able to become a certified Peer Visitor. Training materials, as well as lunch/refreshments/parking will be provided and the session is FREE. (Please see below for the agenda for the day.)

If you are interested in registering for the upcoming training session or have any questions, please contact Sheena King, Physiotherapist at 778-870-0326 or . A minimum of 6 participants will be required to run the session.  


Sheena King Gary Richardson

Physiotherapist Volunteer Trainer

Outpatient Amputee Program, GFS

Amputee Peer Training – 1 Day Course Agenda

8:15-8:45 Registration/pre-test


  • Introduction and Objective
  • Expectations
  • What is a Peer Visitor
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Peer Visitor
  • Characteristics of a Peer Visitor
  • The Peer Visit
  • Referrals
  • Types of Visits

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45 – 12:00

  • Scheduling the Visit
  • Communication
  • Cultural Norms
  • Communication across cultures
  • Grief and Depression

12:00 – 12:45  LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30

  • Recovery Process
  • Support Groups and Recovery
  • Spirituality and Recovery

2:30-2:45  BREAK


  • Limitations
  • Difficult Peer Visit Situations and Issues
  • Post – Test
  • Closing Activity

                                                    SESSION EVALUATION TO FOLLOW

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