Disability Advocacy

Coming to terms with a disability is difficult – filling out forms can seem overwhelming. Our on-site Disability Advocate is able to assess and provide support for those applying for Income Assistance, Disability Assistance (PPMB and PWD) and/or Canadian Pension Plan Disability.

At The Access Centre we assist, inform, and make referrals to help the disabled individuals in our community to move forward with their lives. We connect those needing help with those agencies and supports in the community that provide help.

The Access Centre connects people in our community with the support, services and resources they need to move their lives forward.

Income Assistance

Every client needs to have an e-mail and access to a computer and internet to apply for income assistance. Access has two computers that we make available to clients during drop in hours. We also have staff on site to help those who have difficulty with the process.

Disability Status

We can assist clients who are applying for disability status in filling out the application as well as going over the benefits they are entitled to once their application is approved. We may be able to refer some clients to the transitional housing grants program once the application for PWD is underway. If the PWD application is denied, we have a legal advocate who will review the file and will assist if there are reasonable grounds for a request for reconsideration and/or the appeal.

Canadian Pension Paln

We provide assistance with the multiple forms that are required. As well, once a PWD is approved; clients with a work history will be required to apply for CPP-D we can help with that too.

Medical & Personal

We can assist clients who have difficulty with their medical condition by providing letters of support and/or accompaniment to appointments when appropriate. We can help clients to connect with mental health, addiction resources and traumatic brain injury to supports in the community and other community agencies that may be able to provide assistance.

Helping those in Need…

If you know someone who is in need of assistance and struggling with an issues that affects their quality of life and those they love then please call us. We can help the impoverished, disadvantaged and at risk members of our community through advocacy, assistance and outreach.

Get in touch now

You can drop into our offices every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon between 1:00 & 4:00 PM, and every Wednesday between 1:00 & 3:00 PM. You can call us for help at 250 – 493 – 6822 or you can send us an email and we will get back to you to arrange a meeting.

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