In order to ensure that our programs and services are meeting the needs of our patrons, clients and organizations that we work with throughout British Columbia, we need your assistance in identifying the unique health and disability needs of Aboriginal people with disabilities.
The following four surveys have been developed to help us identify the needs of Aboriginal individuals with disabilities and to see where the gaps and barriers are in accessing programs and services.
Your input is valuable. We are respectfully requesting your participation in the following surveys to help us identify the health and disability needs within your community.
Your participation in this survey process is voluntary.
Your information is protected and confidential; please feel free to answer questions honestly.
In November 2012, BCANDS, along with a variety of other Aboriginal organizations, was invited to give testimony to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights specifically regarding “Issues pertaining to the human rights of First Nations band members who reside off-reserve, with an emphasis on the current federal policy framework”
BCANDS testimony to the Senate can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Further information on the committee and the entire proceeding can be found at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/sencommitteebusiness/Notice.aspx?parl=41&ses=1&comm_id=77&Language=E&meeting_id=13527
In addition to the above, in January, 2013 the Society conducted an 11 question survey with BCANDS clients residing within urban and rural communities across British Columbia. Survey particpants represented clients who had or are currently accessing BCANDS Disability Case Management services within the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year. The Results of that survey can be found by click the link below.
BCANDS is currently in the process of completing a similar survey for our clients who reside on reserve and will post the results once that process is complete.