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Coco Cafe’s big impact recognized, now a finalist for Small Business B.C. Awards

February 15th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Coco Cafe’s big impact recognized, now a finalist for Small Business B.C. Awards)

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banner pfrCoco Cafe has around 33 full and part-time employees, with roughly 50 per cent having some form of a developmental disability. It’s “a place where everyone is welcome”

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People living with disability throughout life are now aging, with emerging needs and issues

November 29th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People living with disability throughout life are now aging, with emerging needs and issues)

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picture 658pfr banner workingNanaimo access activist Terry Wiens has grown up with disability, lived through his adult years with that disability, and is now aging into senior years. Will his needs be met?

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Inclusion B.C. says families supporting children with disabilities need advocates

November 2nd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Inclusion B.C. says families supporting children with disabilities need advocates)

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picture 649pfr banner workingB.C. families who have children with special needs do not have access to information and advocacy to help connect them to vital community support systems [image: istockphoto]

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Accessibility challenges can be found throughout Nanaimo, advocate says

September 14th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Accessibility challenges can be found throughout Nanaimo, advocate says)

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#AccessActivist Terry Wiens, a polio survivor who has maintained independence throughout his life, says Nanaimo’s urban planning needs a lot of work

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