BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Disability Foundation - ECPv5.14.0.2//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Disability Foundation X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Disability Foundation REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Vancouver BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:PDT DTSTART:20220313T100000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 TZNAME:PST DTSTART:20221106T090000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220224T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220224T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220203T044221Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220203T044232Z UID:6134-1645704000-1645707600@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson DESCRIPTION:Add some movement to your routine with weekly Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson every Thursday at 12pm PT! Megan’s goal is to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness\, making exercise inclusive for everyone\, no matter their limitations. \n\n\n\n\nMegan is a certified personal trainer through the Academy of Sports Medicine and the head coach at Ocean Rehab & Fitness. Megan also leads the Virtual Adaptive Personal Training program with our affiliated society\, the British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS)\, where she offers personalized one-on-one training for those living with physical disabilities. Learn more at bcmos.org. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-fitness-14/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-3.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220225T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220225T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220203T044618Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220203T044631Z UID:6158-1645790400-1645794000@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Abilities Dance Class with Joanne Cuffe DESCRIPTION:Nothing is better than a good old-fashioned dance party! No matter your dancing abilities\, Joanne Cuffe will get you moving and grooving with live guided dance activities on alternating Fridays at 12pm PT. Follow along and feel free to add your own flare; there are no wrong moves here! \n\n\n\n\nJoanne Cuffe has been facilitating dance since 2014 with disability communities in Lekwungen territories (Victoria). They have trained in contemporary dance and improvisation with dozens of teachers. Joanne has non-visible disabilities and is active with cross-disability arts and advocating for collective access. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/abilities-dance-11/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Abilities-Dance.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220228T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220228T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220203T045045Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220217T205440Z UID:6084-1646049600-1646053200@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Accessible Travel with Travel for All DESCRIPTION:The world is your oyster and you should be able to explore it! Join us on Monday\, Feb. 28 at 12pm PT to learn more about Travel for All and how they can help you plan your next accessible trip. Make your travel dreams a reality with their services! \n\n\n\nTarita Davenock believes travel should be inclusive\, not exclusive. Part of the travel industry for 20+ years\, she is an expert in creating dream vacations for those who thought dream vacations were for other people. Travel for All knows accessible travel can be tough\, but believes having a family member with alternative needs should not exclude anyone from the experience. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nRegister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/accessible-travel/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether,Presentations ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Feb-21_-Travel-for-All.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220228T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220228T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220203T045529Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220217T210711Z UID:6087-1646049600-1646053200@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:(CANCELLED) Accessible Fishing with Agur Lake Camp Society DESCRIPTION:This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. \n\n\n\nGet ready to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the outdoors with Agur Lake’s barrier-free campgrounds! Join us on Monday\, Feb. 28 at 12pm PT to learn more about Agur Lake’s accessibility options including accessible cabins for rent\, accessible trails\, and many more! \n\n\n\nSue Felik is the President of Agur Lake Camp Society\, having joined their board in 2019. She grew up in Summerland and has lived there most of her life. Sue has enjoyed a 33 year career as an Occupational Therapist working in private practice and in employee health and safety for Interior Health. ​She has volunteered extensively within the community in the past\, and is eager to contribute to such an important community resource. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/accessible-fishing/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether,Presentations ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Feb-28_-Agur-Lake-.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220302T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220302T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075400Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075413Z UID:6368-1646222400-1646226000@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Chair Yoga with Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey DESCRIPTION:Join Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey for a 1hr Accessible Chair Yoga session every Wednesday at 12PM PT. This accessible Chair Yoga class will weave together practical breathing techniques with sensitively taught yoga postures and movements to meet the needs of all participants. \n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nBobbie is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has developed curriculums and taught classes reaching out to specialized populations that include those with Alzheimer’s\, dementia and adaptive yoga for individuals living with a wide range of mobility challenges and those in recovery from addictions. In 2018\, Bobbie participated as the Yoga Therapist for a pilot study in ICORD’S Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) at the Blusson Spinal Cord Center in Vancouver\, British Columbia. She also studied Ayurvedic medicine (Traditional Indian Holistic Medicine) and Traditional Indian Head Massage with Dr. B Ganesh at Ayu Wellness Clinic in Chennai\, India. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-chair-yoga-2/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-1.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220303T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220303T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075819Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075845Z UID:6388-1646308800-1646312400@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson DESCRIPTION:Add some movement to your routine with weekly Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson on Thursdays at 12PM PT! Megan’s goal is to be able to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness\, making exercise inclusive for everyone no matter what their limitations may be. \n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nMegan is a certified personal trainer through the Academy of Sports Medicine and the head coach at Ocean Rehab and Fitness. She offers adaptive training for those that live with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-fitness-15/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-3.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220304T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220304T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T080159Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T080221Z UID:6405-1646395200-1646398800@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Contemporary Improv Dance with All Bodies Dance Project DESCRIPTION:Dance is for everybody! Join the All Bodies Dance Project on alternating Fridays at 12pm PT to connect with the joy of movement\, self-discovery\, and imagination – all from the comfort of your home. \n\n\n\nExplore and improvise through movement prompts\, phrases\, shapes\, and activities that celebrate the diversity of inclusive community dance. No experience required; everyone is welcome! \n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nJanice Laurence is a life-long learner\, dancer\, educator\, and world traveler. Her unique dance practice includes the joyful exploration of various mobility aids. Janice was born with the degenerative neuromuscular disease and is currently an ambulatory wheelchair user. She enthusiastically believes that movement\, community\, connections\, and diversity are our strengths. In 2021\, she became a Movement Ambassador for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation and an instructor for All Bodies Dance. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/contemporary-improv-dance-2/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Improv-Dance-Oct-1-8-15-22-29-.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220307T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220307T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T074513Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T074521Z UID:6339-1646654400-1646658000@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Empowering Youth Employment with Richmond Centre for Disability DESCRIPTION:Join us on Monday\, March 7th at 12PM PT to learn more about the Richmond Centre for Disability’s Employment and Empowerment Project (EEP) for youth with disabilities! Funded by the Government of Canada\, Vincent Kwok will be discussing the program’s eligibility requirements and the various employment avenues that successful candidates can explore. \n\n\n\nVincent Kwok has worked with children\, youth\, and young adults with physical and mental disabilities for over ten years in his career. From regulating behaviours\, ensuring independent life skills are built and implementing accommodations for participants\, he has supported independent living and community participation. Currently\, he is project lead as an Employment Support Manager for the Richmond Centre for Disability assisting youth find sustainable employment. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/empowering-youth/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether,Presentations ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mar-7_-RCD-EEP.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220308T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220308T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075013Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075034Z UID:6351-1646740800-1646744400@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Community Support Group: Care Giving (Week 2) DESCRIPTION:No matter where you are on your disability journey\, you are not alone. Join us every Tuesday at 12pm PT as Jessica Banert leads a Community Support Group\, touching on a new topic every week. \n\n\n\nCaregivingThis week\, we will continue our discussion on navigating the experiences and emotions related to caregiving for those in need. Join Jessica Banert to shed light on the challenges and positives of caregiving in this week’s workshop. \n\n\n\n\nJessica Banert is currently completing her Master’s degree in counselling psychology and holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Law and Society. Jessica’s experiences working and volunteering abroad and at home gave her a wonderful opportunity to witness both the highs and lows of the human experience and further garner the skills she believes make her an effective counsellor. Her hope is that she can create a space for all those that she works with to feel more connected to themselves\, their world\, and those around them. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/community-support-7/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220309T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220309T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075609Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075620Z UID:6372-1646827200-1646830800@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Chair Yoga with Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey DESCRIPTION:Join Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey for a 1hr Accessible Chair Yoga session every Wednesday at 12PM PT. This accessible Chair Yoga class will weave together practical breathing techniques with sensitively taught yoga postures and movements to meet the needs of all participants. \n\n\n\n\nBobbie is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has developed curriculums and taught classes reaching out to specialized populations that include those with Alzheimer’s\, dementia and adaptive yoga for individuals living with a wide range of mobility challenges and those in recovery from addictions. In 2018\, Bobbie participated as the Yoga Therapist for a pilot study in ICORD’S Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) at the Blusson Spinal Cord Center in Vancouver\, British Columbia. She also studied Ayurvedic medicine (Traditional Indian Holistic Medicine) and Traditional Indian Head Massage with Dr. B Ganesh at Ayu Wellness Clinic in Chennai\, India. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-chair-yoga-4/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-1.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220311T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220311T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T080316Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T080327Z UID:6413-1647000000-1647003600@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Abilities Dance Class with Joanne Cuffe DESCRIPTION:Move in new ways\, release tension\, and connect with community! No matter your dancing abilities\, Joanne Cuffe will get you moving and grooving with live guided dance activities on alternating Fridays at 12pm PT. Follow along and feel free to add your own flare; there are no wrong moves here! \n\n\n\n\nJoanne Cuffe has been facilitating dance since 2014 with disability communities in Lekwungen territories (Victoria). They have trained in contemporary dance and improvisation with dozens of teachers. Joanne has non-visible disabilities and is active with cross-disability arts and advocating for collective access. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/abilities-dance-class-2/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Abilities-Dance.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220314T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220314T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T074718Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T074728Z UID:6342-1647259200-1647262800@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Employment Counseling and Training with Back in Motion DESCRIPTION:Overcome barriers and reach your full employment potential with Back in Motion’s Employment Services! Join us on Monday\, March 14th at 12PM PT to discuss Back in Motion’s employment counseling and cohort-based training services with Ibrahim and Lonnie. This presentation will highlight the specifics of three employment programs: Skills for Life and Work\, CyberSecure\, and WarehouseAbilities. \n\n\n\nIbrahim Alashkar has an educational background in finance and has worked for six years in several roles within the social sector with immigrants and refugees. Currently\, Ibrahim is the CyberSecure Program Coordinator at Back in Motion. \n\n\n\nLonnie Belfer has over 20 years of supporting individuals into employment. With a start in education\, Lonnie supported individuals with retraining for employment in a variety of sectors. Starting in 2015\, Lonnie has worked in employment services in a variety of roles\, including: employer and community liaison\, program manager for people on the Autism spectrum\, and most recently program manager for 3 programs at Back in Motion for individuals with a variety of barriers to employment. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/employment-counseling/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether,Presentations ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mar-14_-Back-in-Motions-Employability-Services.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220315T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220315T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075108Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075129Z UID:6356-1647345600-1647349200@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Community Support Group: Care Givers & Navigating Burnout DESCRIPTION:No matter where you are on your disability journey\, you are not alone. Join us every Tuesday at 12pm PT as Jessica Banert leads a Community Support Group\, touching on a new topic every week. \n\n\n\nCaregiving and BurnoutThis week\, we will expand upon our discussion on navigating caregiving by incorporating the experience and management of burnout. Join Jessica Banert to shed light on the challenges of navigating burnout as a person with a disability\, and learn more about the importance of self care as a tool to manage it. \n\n\n\n\nJessica Banert is currently completing her Master’s degree in counselling psychology and holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Law and Society. Jessica’s experiences working and volunteering abroad and at home gave her a wonderful opportunity to witness both the highs and lows of the human experience and further garner the skills she believes make her an effective counsellor. Her hope is that she can create a space for all those that she works with to feel more connected to themselves\, their world\, and those around them. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/community-support-8/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220316T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220316T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075635Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075646Z UID:6376-1647432000-1647435600@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Chair Yoga with Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey DESCRIPTION:Join Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey for a 1hr Accessible Chair Yoga session every Wednesday at 12PM PT. This accessible Chair Yoga class will weave together practical breathing techniques with sensitively taught yoga postures and movements to meet the needs of all participants. \n\n\n\n\nBobbie is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has developed curriculums and taught classes reaching out to specialized populations that include those with Alzheimer’s\, dementia and adaptive yoga for individuals living with a wide range of mobility challenges and those in recovery from addictions. In 2018\, Bobbie participated as the Yoga Therapist for a pilot study in ICORD’S Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) at the Blusson Spinal Cord Center in Vancouver\, British Columbia. She also studied Ayurvedic medicine (Traditional Indian Holistic Medicine) and Traditional Indian Head Massage with Dr. B Ganesh at Ayu Wellness Clinic in Chennai\, India. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-chair-yoga/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-1.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220317T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220317T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075939Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T080005Z UID:6392-1647518400-1647522000@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson DESCRIPTION:Add some movement to your routine with weekly Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson on Thursdays at 12PM PT! Megan’s goal is to be able to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness\, making exercise inclusive for everyone no matter what their limitations may be. \n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nMegan is a certified personal trainer through the Academy of Sports Medicine and the head coach at Ocean Rehab and Fitness. She offers adaptive training for those that live with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the link below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-fitness-17/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-3.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220318T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220318T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T080426Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T080448Z UID:6417-1647604800-1647608400@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Contemporary Improv Dance with All Bodies Dance Project DESCRIPTION:Dance is for everybody! Join the All Bodies Dance Project on alternating Fridays at 12pm PT to connect with the joy of movement\, self-discovery\, and imagination – all from the comfort of your home. \n\n\n\nExplore and improvise through movement prompts\, phrases\, shapes\, and activities that celebrate the diversity of inclusive community dance. No experience required; everyone is welcome! \n\n\n\n\nJanice Laurence is a life-long learner\, dancer\, educator\, and world traveler. Her unique dance practice includes the joyful exploration of various mobility aids. Janice was born with the degenerative neuromuscular disease and is currently an ambulatory wheelchair user. She enthusiastically believes that movement\, community\, connections\, and diversity are our strengths. In 2021\, she became a Movement Ambassador for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation and an instructor for All Bodies Dance. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/contemporary-improv-dance/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Improv-Dance-Oct-1-8-15-22-29-.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220321T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220321T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T074810Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T074818Z UID:6345-1647864000-1647867600@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Finding Work with BC Center for Ability’s THRIVE Program DESCRIPTION:Join us on Monday\, March 21st at 12PM PT to learn more about the BC Center for Ability’s THRIVE program and how it can help you obtain employment using a holistic approach. THRIVE is an innovative concierge service for youth with diverse abilities that offers one to one coaching\, mentorship\, advocacy and direct connections to employers. \n\n\n\nAnu Pala has worked in the non-profit sector for the past twenty years. The majority of her career has revolved around vision rehabilitation\, career development\, life coaching\, and event coordination. She has worked extensively in media specifically in radio and freelance writing\, has supported various fundraising initiatives through media relations and event coordination\, and has presented at various conferences and public events. She is passionate about sharing ideas through creativity and using her personal journey of vision loss to foster awareness and understanding about vision loss. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/finding-work/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether,Presentations ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mar-21_-BC-Center-for-Ability.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220322T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220322T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075208Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075229Z UID:6360-1647950400-1647954000@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Community Support Group: We Belong Here DESCRIPTION:No matter where you are on your disability journey\, you are not alone. Join us every Tuesday at 12pm PT as Jessica Banert leads a Community Support Group\, touching on a new topic every week. \n\n\n\nBelongingThis week\, we will discuss the navigating the experiences and emotions related to community and belonging as a person with a disability. Join Jessica Banert to shed light on the challenges of losing community alongside a discussion on ways to find new communities and renew your sense of belonging. \n\n\n\n\nJessica Banert is currently completing her Master’s degree in counselling psychology and holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Law and Society. Jessica’s experiences working and volunteering abroad and at home gave her a wonderful opportunity to witness both the highs and lows of the human experience and further garner the skills she believes make her an effective counsellor. Her hope is that she can create a space for all those that she works with to feel more connected to themselves\, their world\, and those around them. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/community-support-9/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220323T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220323T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075712Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075723Z UID:6380-1648036800-1648040400@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Chair Yoga with Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey DESCRIPTION:Join Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey for a 1hr Accessible Chair Yoga session every Wednesday at 12PM PT. This accessible Chair Yoga class will weave together practical breathing techniques with sensitively taught yoga postures and movements to meet the needs of all participants. \n\n\n\n\nBobbie is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has developed curriculums and taught classes reaching out to specialized populations that include those with Alzheimer’s\, dementia and adaptive yoga for individuals living with a wide range of mobility challenges and those in recovery from addictions. In 2018\, Bobbie participated as the Yoga Therapist for a pilot study in ICORD’S Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) at the Blusson Spinal Cord Center in Vancouver\, British Columbia. She also studied Ayurvedic medicine (Traditional Indian Holistic Medicine) and Traditional Indian Head Massage with Dr. B Ganesh at Ayu Wellness Clinic in Chennai\, India. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-chair/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-1.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220324T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220324T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T080017Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T080044Z UID:6397-1648123200-1648126800@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson DESCRIPTION:Add some movement to your routine with weekly Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson on Thursdays at 12PM PT! Megan’s goal is to be able to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness\, making exercise inclusive for everyone no matter what their limitations may be. \n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nMegan is a certified personal trainer through the Academy of Sports Medicine and the head coach at Ocean Rehab and Fitness. She offers adaptive training for those that live with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-fitness-18/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-3.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220325T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220325T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T080603Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T080614Z UID:6425-1648209600-1648213200@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Abilities Dance Class with Joanne Cuffe DESCRIPTION:Move in new ways\, release tension\, and connect with community! No matter your dancing abilities\, Joanne Cuffe will get you moving and grooving with live guided dance activities on alternating Fridays at 12pm PT. Follow along and feel free to add your own flare; there are no wrong moves here! \n\n\n\n\nJoanne Cuffe has been facilitating dance since 2014 with disability communities in Lekwungen territories (Victoria). They have trained in contemporary dance and improvisation with dozens of teachers. Joanne has non-visible disabilities and is active with cross-disability arts and advocating for collective access. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/abilities-dance-class/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Abilities-Dance.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220328T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220328T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T074850Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T074907Z UID:6348-1648468800-1648472400@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Building Employable Skills with Gastown Vocational Services DESCRIPTION:Join us on Monday\, March 28th at 12PM PT for an informative overview of Gastown Vocational Services’ organization & services. Kaitlyn and Brandi will be discussing client eligibility\, how to access services\, GVS’ youth program\, job search tips\, and finish off with a Q&A! \n\n\n\nKaitlyn is an experienced Job Developer and Employment Skills Facilitator at Gastown Vocational Services; she co-facilitates their “Skills for Wellness & Work” pre-employment skills workshop and is a certified Individual Placement & Support practitioner. Kaitlyn holds a bachelor’s degree in human rights & sociology\, a post-baccalaureate in leadership\, and a graduate certificate in change management. She has been serving the disability community in Vancouver for the past four years. \n\n\n\nBrandi is an experienced Job Developer with Gastown Vocational Services in Vancouver and a recent honors graduate from the Community Support Worker program at Sprott Shaw College. She has a vast amount of experience serving a wide variety of individuals across various industries and is driven by her passion to help. Brandi has also volunteered at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the SPCA in Ontario\, where she was born. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/building-employable-skills/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether,Presentations ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mar-28_-GVS.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220329T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220329T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075247Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075308Z UID:6364-1648555200-1648558800@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Community Support Group: Self Care DESCRIPTION:No matter where you are on your disability journey\, you are not alone. Join us every Tuesday at 12pm PT as Jessica Banert leads a Community Support Group\, touching on a new topic every week. \n\n\n\nSelf CareThis week\, we will discuss the importance of self care as a tool to ensure that we are taking care of our mental\, physical\, and social health. Join Jessica Banert to learn more about the opportunities for self care available to us amidst the isolation of the pandemic\, mindfulness practices\, and how to implement them within our day-to-day lives. \n\n\n\n\nJessica Banert is currently completing her Master’s degree in counselling psychology and holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Law and Society. Jessica’s experiences working and volunteering abroad and at home gave her a wonderful opportunity to witness both the highs and lows of the human experience and further garner the skills she believes make her an effective counsellor. Her hope is that she can create a space for all those that she works with to feel more connected to themselves\, their world\, and those around them. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will NOT be recorded nor streamed to Facebook. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nClick the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/community-support-10/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220330T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220330T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T075503Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T075514Z UID:6384-1648641600-1648645200@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Chair Yoga with Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey DESCRIPTION:Join Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey for a 1hr Accessible Chair Yoga session every Wednesday at 12PM PT. This accessible Chair Yoga class will weave together practical breathing techniques with sensitively taught yoga postures and movements to meet the needs of all participants. \n\n\n\n\nBobbie is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has developed curriculums and taught classes reaching out to specialized populations that include those with Alzheimer’s\, dementia and adaptive yoga for individuals living with a wide range of mobility challenges and those in recovery from addictions. In 2018\, Bobbie participated as the Yoga Therapist for a pilot study in ICORD’S Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) at the Blusson Spinal Cord Center in Vancouver\, British Columbia. She also studied Ayurvedic medicine (Traditional Indian Holistic Medicine) and Traditional Indian Head Massage with Dr. B Ganesh at Ayu Wellness Clinic in Chennai\, India. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-chair-yoga-3/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-1.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220331T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Vancouver:20220331T130000 DTSTAMP:20220224T045204 CREATED:20220218T080054Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220218T080120Z UID:6401-1648728000-1648731600@disabilityfoundation.org SUMMARY:Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson DESCRIPTION:Add some movement to your routine with weekly Adaptive Fitness with Megan Williamson on Thursdays at 12PM PT! Megan’s goal is to be able to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness\, making exercise inclusive for everyone no matter what their limitations may be. \n\n\n\n\nMegan is a certified personal trainer through the Academy of Sports Medicine and the head coach at Ocean Rehab and Fitness. She offers adaptive training for those that live with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. \n\n\n\nPlease note that this live event will be recorded and streamed to Facebook and YouTube\, where it will remain available for our community to enjoy after the session has ended. Closed captioning for this event will be available on these platforms. \n\n\n\nLearn more about upcoming #ConnecTogether online events at ConnecTra.org/events. \n\n\n\n\n\nPlease click the button below to register: \n\n\n\n\nregister URL:https://disabilityfoundation.org/event/adaptive-fitness/ CATEGORIES:ConnecTogether ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://disabilityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Jan-2022-CT-Post-Graphics-3.png END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR