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March 2023 - Announcements, Updates & Reminders

Tax Season!

Our Community Volunteer Tax Program is now open!

Full details and Sign-Up form here

Please contact Karissa by phone at 250-758-5547, by email at karissa@ndrc.info

March Newsletter

Out soon!

Applications for NDRC's 2nd Annual Bursary for PWD

Our $1000 Bursary for Persons With Disabilities is now accepting applications.

Deadline to apply: July 31st, 2023

Who is eligible?: Vancouver Island Residents, with a disability, pursuing a post-secondary education at a recognized school in BC

Full Details and Application form here.

Good luck and please share with anyone you know who might be in need.

Reminders and Older NDRC News Items

Like medical clinics, we as a disability resource centre, help people (and have volunteers who help us)  who are often medically vulnerable. While we are no longer strictly enforcing masks, if you are asked to put one on, please do so, and if you are meeting in a close contact one-on-one situation (taxes, computer school, disability assistance, etc) we also ask that you wear one. Our programs team who work one-on-one with people sit in close contact with about a dozen people a week. This heightens are chance of getting sick and passing it on to someone vulnerable, or, being unable to help others the following week or two. Thank you for your 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.

smiling brunette behind a desk 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!
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.