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Disability Awareness Week/YK Grand Prix Thank you

Thank you 2017

Thank you 2017

2016 Annual Benefit Auction

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Thank you for helping make this Annual Benefit Auction a successful one! with your help we were able to raise over $38,500!

Below are the supporters who gave so generously to our Auction. If we have missed you in error, we apologize!

AAA Self-Storage
Ace Enterprises
Acklands Grainger
Adam Dental
Air Tindi
Arctic Appliance
Arctic Art Works
Arctic Energy Alliance
Aurora Decorating
Aurora Ford
Aurora Geosciences
Autotec
Bartle & Gibson
BDIC
Beck’s Kennels
Bella Dance Academy
Book Cellar
Borealis Kennels
Buffalo Airways
Bullocks
Bumper to Bumper
Canadian North
Canadian Tire
Carl’s Carpet Cleaning
Central Mechanical
City of YK
Coast Fraser Tower
Coldwell Banker
Corothers Home Building
Dancing Moose
Denedeh Development Corp.
Denise McKee
Dominion Diamond
Don Gillis
Down to Earth Gallery
Dragon Toner Law
Erasmus Apparel
Evelyn Nind
For Women Only
GasTown
Gourmet Cup
Greyrock Studios
H&R Block
Hot Shot’s Pub and Grub
IceBlink
Trevor’s Independent Grocer
Inkit
Investors Group
Joie De Vivre
Karen Novak
Kavanaugh Bros.
Lake Awry
MACA
Malcom and Faye Stark
Merle Norman
Michael Corbett
Museum Café
Narwal Adventures
North Country Stables
Northbest Distributors
Northern Fancy Meats
Northern Images
Northern Safety Association
Northland Utilities
Northwestel
Northwestern Air Lease
NWT BDIC
NWT Brewery Co.
Old Town Glass Works
Overlander Sports
Pack Rat Mini Storage
Pawan Chugh
PH8 Studios
Polar Bear storage
Polar Tech
PSAC
PSAV Architects Ltd.
Qimmiq Kennels
Quality Furniture
Ray Pirker Plumbing
RBC
Rebecca`s Flowers
Rings IDA
Roy’s Audio Video
Sean Craig
Shoppers Drug Mart
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Slades Fire Protection
Snippets
Staff of Scotiabank
Stantec
Staples
Stewart, Weir, MacDonald Ltd.
Super 8 Yellowknife
Industry Tourism and Investment
Tamarack Computers
The Brick
The Medicine Shoppe
Tlicho Government
Top of the World Travel
Tru Value Hardware
UNW
Visual Effects
Vixen Hair Den
Wallbridge Law
Weaver and Devore
Yellowknife Tattoo
YK Liquor Stores
YK Motors
YK Ski Club

 

Forward Motion for Disabilities Plan

Newspaper

“Denise McKee is feeling more encouraged by the current legislative assembly compared to the previous one after MLAs voted unanimously to create better supports for people with disabilities.”

To read the full article by John McFadden please click here.

 

“Children with disabilities won’t be able to access city summer camps after the city cut funding to from the NWT Disabilities Council, according to its executive director.”

To read the full article by Shane Magee please click here.

 

Newspaper

A Man of Many Talents

Support Leads to Success

“…”Early intervention is extremely, extremely limited (in the North) particularly for kids with the Challenges Conlon (sic)  faces,” she said. “It’s only available in Yellowknife and we have a wait-list longer than the amount of kids we can give it to. There are lots of kids who could really benefit who aren’t getting it.””

To read the whole article by Evan Kiyoshi French please click here!

Parents of a Disabled Child have to Save for Three

G&M

Retirement planning is challenging for many Canadians, but it’s much more complicated for couples like David Jardine and Deborah Barrett, who have a child with a developmental disability.

Their son Anthony, 27, has autism and can’t live alone. That means Mr. Jardine, 60, and Ms. Barrett, 63, need to set aside money for their own retirement, but also enough for Anthony to live comfortably for decades after they’re gone.

“It’s an entirely different kind of retirement planning,” says Mr. Jardine, who met Ms. Barrett when Anthony was 9. “You have both your own retirement to plan for and a whole lifetime for a young man.”

There are government programs to help, such as the registered disability savings plan (RDSP) and provincial support that varies across the country. While these programs are beneficial, parents say they’re not enough to cover long-term costs such as housing and care.

“It’s that part that keeps families up at night,” says Mr. Jardine.

To read the whole article please click here.