There is no limit to what we can do when we are empowered to use our abilities. December 3 marks the 30th year of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) - a day to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

🎉 Join us and celebrate #IDPD! 🎉

To learn more, visit:
https://www.un.org/development/desa/un-desa-voice/feature/2022/12#4930
#GlobalGoals #UNDESAVoice
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Balraj went from Easter Seals camper to counsellor and now daredevil Drop Zone rappeller. Follow along with his story for 31 Days, 10 Stories and 1 Impactful Way to Change Lives in 2023.

Donating to Easter Seals BC/Yukon in 2022 will ensure Easter Seals summer camps and programs can run in 2023. Please help make the season merrier and brighter for campers by donating generously today at EasterSealsBCY.ca
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We’re Hiring!

Join our team in helping make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. We’re looking for Head Camp Coordinators and Assistant Camp Coordinators.

The positions begin part-time and remote through to May 15th. The position then moves to full-time at a camp location and runs through to late August.

To learn more and apply, visit the link in our bio!
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Winter is coming which means it's almost time for Snowarama events! The BC Snowmobile Federation and its member clubs have partnered with Easter Seals as its charity of choice since 1978, raising over $4 million through Snowarama – their official charitable fundraising event.

Snowarama is a family-oriented fundraising event in which snowmobilers organize hill climbs, poker runs, rallies, and scavenger hunt fundraisers in support of Easter Seals programs and services. In 2022, five clubs across the province raised nearly $35,000!

Thanks to Kamloops Snowmobile Association, Lumby Mabel Lake Snowmobile Association, Kelowna Snowmobile Association, Hunters Range Snowmobile Association and North Island Snowmobile Association for your support in the 2021/2022 snow season
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Randy and his wife Kimberly had been visiting Easter Seals House for 10 years when he checked in one 2019 day to learn he was our One Millionth House Guest!!

“What most people don’t understand is that when we meet people from the hospital who are also staying at Easter Seals House, there’s this connection that is like no other. When Kim and I returned for a check-up recently, we reconnected with a father and daughter we had previously met on the “millionth visit week” in February 2019. It’ so uplifting to share moments in such a place of refuge!”

Consider giving the gift of comfort and safety to an Easter Seals House guests this holiday season at the link in our bio
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“Living in a world that is not accessible and then having the opportunity to go to a summer camp that had a completely accessible environment was life changing,” - Joe Coughlin.

We caught up with Joe Coughlin, award winning Canadian Jazz Vocalist, to talk about his time at Easter Seals Camps as a child, Read about his remarkable career and how his time as an Easter Seals "Timmy" led him crave the spotlight on our website ( link in bio)
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Easter Seals House is a special place that provides comfort and love for families facing unimaginable health challenges. Many families find themselves needing medical treatment during the Holiday season.

Marusia, and her son Callum, are one of these families. Maruia shares “It would be a totally different experience for us if we were staying in a hotel. It’s a wonderful place and we’re very grateful it’s here,”

To read more of Callum's story and to share a gift of comfort, hope and love for families under great stress this year visit the link in our bio
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We’ve been cooking up some fun in our Compass Program this Fall.

Compass is designed to help young adults with disabilities be more prepared with their transition to adulthood. Watch as Client Services Director, Erica Evans, tells us more about the program.

Registration is now open for the Winter Session that begins in January. Visit the link in our bio to learn more and register for winter 2023. Classes are available online or in-person.
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When Eleanor turned 97 she set herself a goal to knit 97 toques for guests at Easter Seals House. Sometimes a warm gift given from the heart can lift a guests spirits on the worst day and Eleanor's gifts have done just that!

Eleanor has kept up this tradition the last 4 years, and just last week dropped off 101 toques for her 101st year of life!

Eleanor's beautiful gift is one we look forward to each year. Thank you Eleanor!
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We’re looking forward to another amazing concert from the Saints 5 Boys and their friends Friday, November 25th at Koerner Hall in Vancouver.

“Many children have met barriers to obtaining the resources and support they so desperately need, yet they aspire as much as we do to pursue their passion and be loved. We believe that with your help we can grow closer to a future where every child is given the opportunity to develop to their full potential.” ~ Saints 5 Boys

Hear from the 5 boys on why they chose Easter Seals in their own words at the link in our bio.

Thank you to the boys, their family and friends and sponsors @vam.school @tomleemusiccanada and @steinwayandsons
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Looking for a night or a weekend away from the daily grind?

Relax and get some rest at Easter Seals House. We're open to families and caregivers of persons with disabilities for respite. You may choose it as a time away for yourself and your partner, or choose to bring your family members for some time away from the daily grind.

Rooms are just $75 a night. To book a reservation call: 1-800-818-3666
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Session 2 of our virtual classes start the week of November 28th! We’re having so much fun in our classes for kids & adults with disabilities. Come join the fun!

Social Clubs include games, social time and virtual field trips, while Fun & Fitness classes include active games, daily challenges, and sport time with friends.

Social Clubs are only $60 and the Fun & Fitness classes are FREE!

Register today at the link in our bio!
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Philanthropy: the spirit of giving without expectation of reward.

To the donors, volunteers and community organizations that support this amazing community, thank you. On this National Philanthropy Day, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those that support Easter Seals.

Thank you for believing in our mission, thank you for giving those who need housing when traveling to Vancouver for medical care a home away from home, and thank you for sending kids and adults with disabilities to camp and giving them life changing programs.
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We’ve opened registration for Drop Zone 2023 in 5 BC cities. Surrey, Kelowna, Burnaby, Vancouver and Victoria will be hosting Drop Zone events next year. That’s right, we’ve added Victoria for 2023 and we’re so excited!

We’re hoping for another year of sold out sites so make sure you register early. It also helps to start raising money for your rappel early in the year. When you register, we’ll send you lots of helpful fundraising tips as well.

Registration is open at the link in our bio!
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Today is World Kindness Day. To us kindness means inclusion, friendship and respect.
What does kindness mean to you?
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Today we remember. ...