Youth Without Limits

 

The Youth Without Limits Support Group is a new program at CPABC. The group is for  youth and young adults the ages 13 and up. 

The Youth Without Limits Support Group is unique in the sense that it is a support group facilitated by disabled youth specifically for their peers with disabilities. We understand that acceptance and understanding are key aspects to providing adequate knowledge and support from one disabled person to another.

 

Youth group participants listen to presenter Peter Brown on May 26, 2017

 Each session will begin with a brief presentation that will engage participants and open up discussion. Some weeks will feature guest speakers who specialize in various topics. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for disabled people to socialize, learn from, and support one another.

NEW!

Legal Workshops-Mental Health in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities of Youth with Disabilities

Stating October 20th, The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is proud to host a new workshop series titled Mental Health in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities of Youth with Disabilities This workshop series will address the issues of mental health in the workplace for youth with disabilities. The workshops will be given by Lou Poskitt and Kemily Ho who are lawyers from Tevlin Cledle Curtis Employment Law Strategies. Topics will include:

  • Human Rights basics and the “duty to accommodate” in the workplace
  • Employee and employer responsibilities around mental health in the workplace
  • Requests for medical information including mental health status
  • Considering mental health as an employer, for those enrolled in the Community Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) program

The workshops will be taking place on October 20, November 17, January 19, and February 9th. Each workshop will be from 3:45 pm-6:00 pm at 451-409 Granville Street. Food and refreshments will be provided.

To register for these workshops contact Lindsay at programs@bccerebralpalsy.com or call 604-408-9484.

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Youth Navigator and Family & Individual Support Hotline:

(604) 408-9484
1-800-663-0004

 

The new Youth Blog is a space for youth with disabilities to connect and create a community, to share similar experiences, and support each other. We maintain a compilation of resources that best fit your needs. And if you have a personal story to tell, this is your chance! We hope the Youth Blog will become a go-to resource for young adults looking for the latest opportunities.

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The Life Without Limits Youth Support Group has given me a sense of security and community. It is hard to find people that are willing to talk about these sensitive yet really important topics without feeling judged or misunderstood. I strongly believe that these kinds of support groups are essential not only for a better overall well-being, but it also allows important voices to be heard that are all too often silenced. – support group participant