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Impact of COVID-19 & available supports for BC First Nations communities & Indigenous persons with a disability
The B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) is an internationally recognized and award-winning, not-for-profit, Indigenous disability organization in operation since 1991. BCANDS provides a variety of disability-related programs and services across Canada and holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations.

Since COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency on March 17, 2020, the pandemic has brought uncertainties to our lives and communities. The Government of Canada, First Nations Health Authorities and community leaders have worked significantly to limit the spread of the virus, in order to keep our communities safe and healthy in British Columbia.

In this webinar, BCANDS is pleased to host representatives from the federal government, B.C. government and provincial health authority to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and available supports for Indigenous persons and families with a disability in the province.

The Webinar will include the following:
• B.C. COVID-19 supports for Indigenous individuals and families living with a disability. (MSDPR)
•Available supports for First Nations communities and Indigenous persons with disabilities in B.C. (ISC)
•Updates on the current situation for First Nations communities and Indigenous peoples in B.C. (OPHO)

Guest Speakers:
Honorable. Shane Simpson
Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR)

Dena Duncan
Manager, Income Assistance & Partnerships for Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Dr. Danièle Behn Smith
Aboriginal Health Physician Advisor (OPHO)

For additional information about the Webinar, please contact Ada Okonkwo at or phone our toll-free (1-888-815-5511 ext. 217).

Disclaimer: This webinar is delivered to provide information. Please be aware that the session will be recorded and shared on BCANDS website or other social media platforms, and is not moderated, filtered or edited.

Sep 17, 2020 01:00 PM in Vancouver

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