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211 Hotline for BC Seniors

BC seniors can now call 211 hotline for assistance during pandemic. The B.C. government has announced a new service pairing volunteers with seniors who are isolated at home in the community. People can call 211 to offer everything from “virtual visits” to grocery deliveries. […]

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Canada’s Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. An individual may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the DTC. This amount includes a supplement fo […]

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CFB Conference Numbers

The Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB) maintains a conference room that can be used to access CFB events held by teleconference. ## Call-In Numbers The numbers to call to join the meetings are: *Please note:* Non-smart phone users should dial 3 at the main menu for the conference room and enter […]

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City of Burnaby’s Grocery Shop-by-Phone

Citizen Support Services in cooperation with Safeway offers a Shop-by-Phone Program to assist Burnaby senior residents who are living independently and are experiencing difficulties in getting out to do their weekly grocery shopping. Our volunteer phoners contact clients to get their grocery lists b […]

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COVID-19 National Roundtable Conference Calls

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind, Canadian Federation of the Blind, and Camp Bowen Society are hosting round-table discussions on blindness and Deafblindness-related topics each Wednesday in an effort to support blind, low vision, and Deafblind people during COVID-19. These gatherings are inten […]

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Instacart

This service, which is accessible via a website and/or a mobile app allows users to shop independently for groceries that are then delivered to their homes. Stores M and M Meats, Real Canadian Super Store, Shoppers Drug Mart, Staples, Wallmart, Your independent Grocer Phone Ordering No Online Order […]

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Sendial

When someone needs a hand, we are happy to help. Our Sendial Grocery Shopping & Delivery Program does the shopping for customers who, because of injury, frailty or other physical reason, can’t easily get to our stores or shop independently. Thrifty Foods Sendial volunteers phone each Sendial […]

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Shop by Phone Grocery Program (Coastal)

Provides homebound seniors and disabled adults help with their grocery shopping. Clients call a designated order line to place an order and volunteer grocery shoppers then pick up and deliver the groceries to the client’s home. The program allows clients to stay independent and remain in their own […]

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Shop by Phone Grocery Program (North Shore)

Provides homebound seniors and disabled adults help with their grocery shopping. Clients call a designated order line to place an order and volunteer grocery shoppers then pick up and deliver the groceries to the client’s home. The program allows clients to stay independent and remain in their own […]

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Shop by Phone Grocery Program (Richmond)

Provides homebound seniors and disabled adults help with their grocery shopping. Clients call a designated order line to place an order and volunteer grocery shoppers then pick up and deliver the groceries to the client’s home. The program allows clients to stay independent and remain in their own […]

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Shop by Phone Grocery Program (Vancouver)

Provides homebound seniors and disabled adults help with their grocery shopping. Clients call a designated order line to place an order and volunteer grocery shoppers then pick up and deliver the groceries to the client’s home. The program allows clients to stay independent and remain in their own […]

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The NVDA Screen Reader

NVDA is a free, open-source, screen reader that allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications. It can either read aloud what’s on-screen or output the information to a refreshable Braille display. […]

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