“Local Business Support Grant” Featured Recipient – Neil Squire Society
In response to the challenges of COVID-19, the Burnaby Board of Trade launched a grant program to support our members that was unprecedented amongst chambers of commerce and boards of trade. Funded and administered directly by the BBOT, the Local Business Support Grant sought to help our local members invest in new equipment, education or other resources to support their businesses through this next phase of the pandemic, and position themselves for a stronger recovery. Read our features on some of the businesses who participated in this program:
Our featured Local Business Support Grant recipient is: Neil Squire Society
The Neil Squire Society is a Burnaby-based non-profit that has been revolutionizing the lives of Canadians with disabilities since 1984 through the development and use of accessible technology. Using technology and other supports, they help empower people with disabilities and ensure they can see equal opportunity to contribute and participate.
With support from the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Local Business Support Grant, Neil Squire Society was able to fund the full-time placement of an engineering student with the organization to work on a special project to help develop and design an Arm Cycle Controller for an Xbox One, so that people with spinal cord injuries could get valuable exercise through hand cycling, while partaking in the social aspects of playing a game with others online.
To learn more about the Neil Squire Society and their work, visit them online at NeilSquire.ca