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  • Celebrating Indigenous Disability: Recognizing Strength, Resilience, and Contributions

    At the Home Sharing Support Society BC (HSSSBC), we acknowledge the unique experiences and strengths of Indigenous individuals with disabilities. November is a significant month as it marks Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM), a time to shed light on the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples living with disabilities and, equally important, to celebrate their remarkable… Read more

  • Ableism: Key Historical Moments

    Ableism: Key Historical Moments

    Introduction Ableism, a form of discrimination against people with disabilities, has an intresting history filled with significant events. In this post, we’ll explore the evolution of ableism, explaining key moments and how society’s views on disability have changed over time. The Origins of Ableism The term ‘ableism’ was introduced in the 1980s by U.S. feminists,… Read more

  • Celebrating Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

    Celebrating Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

    We would like to begin by acknowledging that the Home Sharing Support Society BC office operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples-Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh (slay-wa-tuth) & Musqueam First Nations.   We respect the land and honor this tradition of land acknowledgment that dates back centuries for Indigenous people. As a reflection… Read more

  • Annual General Report (2023)

    Annual General Report (2023)

    The Board and management are accountable for the contents of the Annual General Report, including what and how it has been reported. The information presented reflects the actual performance of the HSSSBC from it’s inception on Oct 07, 2022 through to Oct 07, 2023. Financial reporting is based on fiscal year end, as of December… Read more

  • Individual & Family Wellness What We Learned

    Individual & Family Wellness What We Learned

    During our Connect & Collaborate session on October 19th, 2023, our home sharing community came together to talk and learn. During this session, we reviewed the findings from the survey about individual and family wellness. The information from the survey helped us understand the support, challenges, and opportunities in our home sharing community. It was… Read more

  • What is Ableism & Why Does It Matter?

    What is Ableism & Why Does It Matter?

    Welcome to the first part of our series on “ableism”. We will look at what ableism means, and why it’s important. Ableism, is not always seen as discrimination. What is Ableism? Ableism is discrimination against people with disabilities. If people have beliefs and actions that limit people based on their disability, this is ableism or… Read more