Disability Issues Workshop

Miramichi Independent Living Resource Centre
Promoting a new perspective on disability/
Centre de Ressource Vie Autonome Miramichi
Voir au dela du handicap

Disability Issues Workshop

March 22, 2007 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rodd Miramichi River

Admission: Free (Free lunch will be provided)

The Board of Miramichi Independent Living Resource Centre would like to invite all persons with disabilities, family members, friends, care providers, professionals, community organizations, government departments and anyone else who is interested in disability issues to participate in a workshop which will include the following sessions.

A. Estate Planning For A Family Member with a Disability
Mr. Ken Pike, author, lawyer, and activist from Rothesay, NB, who has extensive experience in wills and estates, housing and other issues related to people with disabilities will provide the opportunity for participants to explore the importance of trusts, wills, and financial/estate planning for a family member with a disability.

B. Are You a Penny Saver or Penny Taker
Ms. Jocelyn Brown, Director of Education with Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada Inc., a registered non-profit organization will provide the opportunity for participants to learn about the cost of credit, a step by step approach to tailoring your own spending plan, find out exactly what a credit report is and how everyday consumers can build an emergency fund and much more.

C. Direct Funding for Attendant Services: Putting Control Where It Belongs
Mr. Mike Murphy, Chairperson of the Ontario Network of Independent Living Resources Centres and National Board Member of the Canadian Association of Independent Living Resource Centres will address the challenges pertaining to Attendant Care such as ensuring the quality and retention of services.

Pre-register before March 20th, 2007 is required as space is limited. Please contact us at (506) 778-3928 or 778-2483. E-mail: Fax: (506) 778-8161

Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres website: http://www.cailc.ca/.

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