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December 2022 - Announcements, Updates & Reminders

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We are closed for winter break. We will see you in the new year!

We have also uploaded a new 6 page newsletter. See it here

November 2022 - Announcements, Updates & Reminders

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Meet our New Staff member!

A very special welcome to our new (as of early October) permanent, part-time Programs Assistant, Karissa! She will be working with Programs Administrator, Allison on our Information and Resource Referral Program, researching answers to questions, helping people to apply for disability benefits and other programs such as SAFER and all the other wonderful things they assist with in that program. She will also be joining Programs Coordinator, Marie, in our Computer and Technology School and assisting in various other ways around the office. We’re so happy to have you here, Karissa!


Like medical clinics, we as a disability resource centre, help people (and have volunteers who help us)  who are often medically vulnerable. While the vaccine rollout has definitely lowered this risk we still would like to continue to be cautious in an effort to protect all clients, students, volunteers, and staff. Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

As a small token of our gratitude any membership purchase or donation over $2 will be offered a bumper sticker A rectangle with a thin green border, green logo and the words

If you are getting any cards or other printing done this year, please consider using Printdeals.com’s “Print with Purpose” as 10% of proceeds go to a charity of your choosing. This could be our organization or any of the other ten deserving local Island charities.

Older NDRC News Items

September 2022 Newsletter

The 6th edition of our quarterly newsletter is available in Hardcopy, Email, Online, and accessible, screen-read-friendly PDF versions. Read the latest news at NDRC and in our community in our most recent edition and sign up to receive your quarterly newsletter by email hot off the press!

Ken Kaminski

Executive Director

Gail Cammidge


Betty Penston

Parking Permit Coordinator

Allison Frame

Programs Administrator/ Volunteer Coordinator

Marie Little

Programs Coordinator/ Public Relations

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Karissa Sawyer

Programs Assistant

Our Amazing Volunteers

The Heart of NDRC

Monday to Friday: 9-12/12:30-3:30

Please note: 

We are closed from 12-12:30

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays:    Closed


#2-4166 Departure Bay Rd

Nanaimo, BC V9T 4B7

250 758 5547


We respectfully acknowledge that we work, live, and play on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.