Reduce stress and boost your well-being this holiday season

From GroupHealth Benefits Solutions   As the holiday season approaches, you may be feeling excited or you may be starting to feel some stress. With so many things to do and people to see, it's easy to get overwhelmed. However,…

Press Release: Community Foundations – Featuring Penticton Access Centre

Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund supports pandemic recovery of South Okanagan Similkameen organizations.   Penticton BC: Community service organizations in the South Okanagan Similkameen have received a boost…

Annual General Meeting Report

We held our Annual General Meeting on Thursday September 14th. Here is our Annual Report for the 2022/2023 Fiscal Year.  

Success Story: Community Advocacy

Written by Donna Ashcroft and Brittney Taylor, Oliver Community Advocates "Adrian was faced with mental and physical health issues & a housing crisis, and he contacted our outreach office at The Access Centre for support. The most urgent…

Success Story: Family Law Program

Written by David Desautels, Family Law Advocate ** names have been changed to protect privacy** Maria is married to Floyd, and they have two boys under 12 years old. Maria and Floyd had a good marriage until Floyd became aggressive and started…

Success Story: Poverty Law Program

Written by Keleah Strack - Poverty Law Advocate "We had a family who was served a 2-month eviction notice for landlord use of property. The landlord claimed that she needed the tenants to vacate because she wanted to move into the tenant’s…

Finding My Way in an Ableist Profession

Thanks to Disability Alliance Blog for this article: Finding My Way in an Ableist Profession by Salina Dewar   As an aspiring lawyer, my first hint of what lay ahead of me came at age 13. When I told classmates and teachers I wanted…

“Elevate Your Well-being: Mastering the Art of Self-Care”

Welcome to our blog on self-care, a topic that is essential for maintaining a healthy and happy life. In today's fast-paced and demanding world, we often find ourselves putting the needs of others ahead of our own. However, it is crucial to…

New Increases for Shelter Rates

Thanks to Disability Alliance Blog for this information: The BC Budget for the 2023/2024 fiscal year was announced at the legislative assembly in Victoria on February 28, 2023. The Budget revealed that there would be an increase to the shelter…

Social Service or Survival?

By Keisha McLean, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE: Disability, Resource, Referral, Vulnerable Adult Outreach & Support     The Black Panther Party, during the Civil Rights Movement, coined the term “Survival Programs Pending…