BCANDS is proud to be the recipient of the:

  • 2018 Doctors of BC - Excellence in Health Promotion Provincial Award; 
  • 2018 Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health's - Champion of Mental Health National Award;
  • 2016 - Canadian Medical Association's - Excellence in Health Promotion National Award;
  • 2015 - March of Dimes Canada's - Judge George Fergusion National Award
  • 2014 - Social Planning and Research Council of BC - Provincial Deryck Thomson Award
  • 2013 Canadian Mental Health Association - BC Region's - Provincial Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership 
  • 2013 Doctors of BC's - Excellence in Health Promotion Provincial Award

BCANDS Strategic Partnerships

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In order to ensure that the disability and health related priorities of the Indigenous population of Canada are known and acted upon, the Society is involved in a number strategic partnerships and advisory positions. Some of these relationships include:

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- Provincial Member – Minister’s Registered Disability Savings Plan Action Group     www.eia.gov.bc.ca/pwd/rdsp/members.html

- Provincial Council Member – Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility                           www.eia.gov.bc.ca/pwd/ministers-council/members.htm

- Provincial Member – Assistant Deputy Minister’s – Supporting Increased Participation (SIP) Committee

- National Committee Member – Canadian Centre on Disability Studies Program Committee www.disabilitystudies.ca/about/

- National Task Force Member - National First Nation VisitAbility Task Force www.visitablehousingcanada.com/visitability-project/task-forces/ 

- Chairperson – Provincial Aboriginal Advisory Committee – Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) www.communitylivingbc.ca/individuals-families/advisors/aboriginal-initiative

- Provincial Steering Committee Member – Personal Support Initiatives Program - Community Living British Columbia   www.communitylivingbc.ca/individuals-families/support-for-adults/fasd-autism

- Provincial Board Member – Inclusion BC www.inclusionbc.org

- Provincial Board Member - Family Support Institute   www.familysupportbc.com 

- Provincial Steering Committee Member – Aboriginal Infant / Support Child Development www.ascdp.bc.ca 

- Provincial Member – Disability Without Poverty Network

- Provincial Member - Jordan’s Principle Tripartite Working Group  www.fncfwc.ca/advocacy-activities/jordans-principle

- Provincial Member – BC Parks Accessibility Committee

- Regional Member – Ministry of Social Development – Community Relations and Service Quality - Quarterly Working Group - Region 1

- Member – Ministry of Children and Family Development – Aboriginal Integrated Policy Working Group

- Member – First Nation Health Director’s Association (Provincial)  www.fnhda.ca

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