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Women With Disabilities Action Group

The Women with Disabilities Health Action group, a satellite group of Pacific DAWN: DisAbled Women's Network, is a non-profit group, which works to improve the health and well being of women who have disabilities through self help and advocacy. Advocacy, via information referral, assists women with finding solutions to problems in getting health and well being needs met. The Vancouver based group meets bi-monthly. Women who are interested in joining please call 253-5665.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind  
http://www.cnib.ca/

Works toward empowering blind, visually impaired, and deafblind people to participate fully in a sighted world. Services provided include consultation in travel training; Braille, tape, and electronic information; employment; environmental accessibility; technology; sight enhancement; eye banks; and community integration.

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Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability  
http://www.ala.ca

Forms a partnership of 14 national associations whose common goal is to facilitate active living opportunities for Canadians with a disability. Offers referrals and local advocacy training through regional workshops.

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DAWN Canada  
http://www.dawncanada.net/
Works to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities. Strives to be the voice of women with disabilities in Canada and to be a resource for and about women with disabilities. Forme un organisme qui s'est donné pour mission de mettre fin à la pauvreté, à l'isolement, à la discrimination et à la violence que connaissent les femmes handicapées. Travaille pour s'assurer d'obtenir les services et les appuis nécessaires, de pouvoir profiter des occasions que les personnes non handicapées prennent pour acquises et d'avoir la liberté de choisir dans tous les aspects de la vie. (See Details)
DAWN Ontario  
http://dawn.thot.net/
Advocates accessible services for women with disabilities in Ontario and supports women with disabilities in their efforts to control their own lives. Website includes a newsletter, other publications, and contact information for local DAWN chapters. (See Details)
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities  
http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/
Forms an organization that uses education, advocacy and special projects to work toward the dissolution of the physical, attitudinal and systemic barriers in our society that deny us equal opportunities, provides a strong coherent voice for the cross-disability communities in B.C., and shares information with and support other self-help disability organizations with common goals. (See Details)
Disabled Women United for Change Kingston
Kingston chapter of a provincial feminist organization controlled by women with disabilities, made up of women with disabilities and non-disabled women who support women with disabilities in their struggle to control their own lives.
ACCESS Clinic  
http://www.bcwomens.ca/Services/HealthServices/AccessClinic/default.htm
Provides breast and cervical cancer screening for women with disabilities who are not able to have these exams in their doctor's office. Does not require doctor's referral, but clients do need a family doctor to receive test results. (See Details)
United Disabled Consumers Association
Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities  
http://www.canadianprofessionals.org/
Forms an organization dedicated to the inclusion, job retention, and advancement of current and future professionals with disabilities. (See Details)