Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) works to support full inclusion within communities through education, promotion, and advocacy. Primarily serving BC, they strive to improve access to information for people with disabilities and those within their support systems by connecting people with appropriate resources, support and information and by acting as an advocate to answer people's questions.
Over the past eleven years CAN has built up their website to become a go-to site for people with disabilities in BC. They maintain an extensive database of Adaptive Sport and Recreation resources listing with over 100 sports in 100 plus locations across British Columbia. Their amazing Word of Mouth page has a wealth of information and aims to keep people with disabilities informed about disability benefits, programs, tax breaks, funding, support services, travel and more. Their short disability awareness videos, available on their website, are used by organizations across BC to help train volunteers of programs for people with disabilities.
CAN is funded through membership dues and donations and from their three core services: Disability Awareness Seminars, Accessibility Audits (creating and delivering), and Presentations.
CAN invites people with disabilities in BC and their allies to join their Facebook page where they post information about, or for, people with disabilities in BC.
Visit the CAN website at here or phone them at 604-437-7331
Here are some of the best online sources of transportation safety information for BC and Canada:
Transport Canada Safety info for all transportation topics
DriveBC.ca Highway driving condition reports ---1-800-550-4997
Report unsafe commercial vehicles ---1-888-775-8785
Motor Vehicle Safety Recall Database (Transport Canada)
DriveSmartBC.ca BC-focused information with helpful traffic law & road safety articles; information on dash-cams, case law, and much more.
The Safe Driver Safety tips and tutorial videos from the Director of Training for Young Drivers of Canada.
MyCarDoesWhat? Information on new vehicle safety technology
BC Motor Vehicle Sales Authority ---1-877-294-9889 Information & complaints
RVsafety.com Recreational vehicle safety & training
MADD.ca End impaired driving; support for victims of impaired drivers
DropitandDrive.com Raising awareness of dangers of distracted driving & walking
Cyclists' Essential Do’s & Don’ts After a Crash by the BC Cycling Coalition
My Opportunity & Help Book BC