Assistive Technology BC
604-264-8295 | at-bc.ca
Assistive Technology BC (ATBC) provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia.
BC Association for Individualized Technology and Supports for People with Disabilities
BCITS work with people who have severe physical disabilities “to help them to live as well and as independently as possible.” It has two main programs: Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program (equipment and support to people using ventilators) and Technology for Independent Living (in-home control devices).
Disabled Services Clothing
1-800-817-4365 | DisabledServicesClothing.com
A Dressing Needs – Disabled Services Clothing improves dressing routines for individuals living with a disability, offering a line of adaptive garments, and a custom design service which provides solutions for unique dressing needs.
Computer-related ergonomic products including keyboards, mice, touchpads, trackballs, footswitches, LCD monitor arms, arm and foot rests, etc.
George Pearson Centre
604-321-3231 | vch.ca
The George Pearson Centre provides long-term residential care to adult residents who require specialized assistance as a result of disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and a variety of other conditions.
604-734-1313 | vch.ca
GF Strong is BC’s largest rehabilitation centre, providing inpatient, outpatient, outreach and clinical support services to clients/patients in four unique programs: Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Arthritis and Neuromusculoskeletal.
Home Adaptations for Independence
604-646-7055 | bchousing.org
The Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program provides financial assistance to help eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities in British Columbia to continue to live in the comfort of their home.
Meals on Wheels
604-732-7638 | carebc.ca
Since 1967, the Health and Home Care Society of BC has operated the Meals on Wheels program in Vancouver and Richmond.
Nurse Next Door
604-644-5524 | nursenextdoor.com
Whether you are looking for home care for yourself or a loved one, we know that it’s about caring, not just healthcare. Choose from services spanning a full range of both medical and non-medical home care.
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
604-527-0556 | pads.ca
PADS’ mandate: “To provide an assistance dog to anyone in Western Canada with a physical disability or who is deaf or hard-of-hearing, and who wants the independence of an Assistance Dog. We also provide continued lifetime team support to our client/dog teams.”
Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation
604-876-6800 | rickhansen.com
The Rick Hansen Foundation works to create more accessible and inclusive communities for people with a spinal cord injury, and supports the search for a cure.
1-877-741-7598 | sidestix.com
Lightweight & comfortable custom forearm crutches.
Spinal Cord Injury BC
604-324-4111 | sci-bc.ca
SCI BC – formerly BC Paraplegic Association – provides peer support and rehabilitation counselling, information services, employment services and advocacy and offers support and community-based rehabilitation programs for people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities across the province.
Tetra Society of North America
604-688-6464 | tetrasociety.org
Tetra was founded in Vancouver, BC in 1987 to recruit skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with disabilities.
Vancouver Resource Society
604-876-6800 | vrs.org
Provides accessible housing and other support services to people with disabilities. “Since our inception, we’ve been a leader, committed to developing innovative housing programs that allow people with disabilities the opportunity to integrate and live independently in the community. Meeting this basic need allows each individual to be more self-sufficient taking advantage of everything a healthy community has to offer including access to employment, education, and recreational opportunities.”
evika is an online resource that will help you find and learn about assistive devices that are appropriate for your individual needs.