About the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society  (BCANDS)

The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) is an award-winning Indigenous disability organization operating since 1991 and holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Council on Economic and Social Development. BCANDS is recognized provincially, nationally and internationally as the leader in Indigenous disability services within Canada. 

BCANDS Mission / Mandate
“Advancing the unique disability and health priorities of Indigenous persons through collaboration, consultation,

and the delivery of comprehensive client services”

 BCANDS Vision
“An inclusive and accessible Canada for all Indigenous persons and families living with disabilities where their disability and health priorities / needs are identified, planned for and addressed through relevant, responsive and holistic programs, services and policies”

BCANDS Services 

BCANDS engages in a variety of services and initiatives to assist Indigenous individuals and families living with a disability. Some of these include:

- Indigenous Disability Case Management / Navigation Services

- Indigenous Registered Disability Savings Plan Navigator Program 

- First Nation Persons with Disabilities / Monthly Nutritional Supplement Benefit Adjudication Program

- First Nation Engagement / Awareness - Accessible Canada Act (Bill C-81)

- Indigenous Disability Awareness Month Activities (IDAM) 

- Indigenous Accessibility Week Awareness and Promotion 

- Government Liaison, Consultation and Collaboration  


Interested in learning more about BCANDS and our programs and services, we would be happy to hear from you!

Mailing Address:                                                                                                             Telephone:              

BCANDS                                                                                     Toll Free: 1-888-815-5511

#6 - 1610 Island Highway                                                                                          Capital Region: (250) 381 - 7303

Victoria - British Columbia - Canada - V9B 1H8                        Email: bcands@bcands.bc.ca

                                                                                                                                                        Fax: (250) 381 - 7312

We are very honoured that the work of BCANDS within the Indigenous disability sector of Canada has been recognized nationally and internationally