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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Statement June 21, 2020            Gatineau, Quebec            Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On June 21, 2019, the Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent. On this one-year anniversary, we celebrate the passage of this law as one of the

Hundreds of new affordable homes for Vancouver Coastal, Fraser regions

Vancouver Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:45 AM The Government of B.C. and partners are opening or beginning construction on more than 540 new affordable rental homes for people in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser regions. “British Columbians believe that everyone should have a safe, secure and affordable place to call home in their community,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “From homes for seniors on fixed incomes

All About Being On Your Own

by Tara Leroux   Hi, I want to tell you all about when I came from Terrace to live in Vancouver to make some new friends. It did not plan out very well for me. It’s like what I went through a long time ago in Terrace and here I am doing it all over. I don’t want that again! So I decided to do something about it & make

More than 140 new affordable homes for people in the Interior

Vernon Friday, June 12, 2020 11:30 AM The Province is working in partnership to deliver 141 new affordable rental homes for people with a range of incomes in the Interior region. “People deserve safe, secure and affordable housing,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “From young families to seniors, these projects will mean that more people can find a good, affordable home in their community, close to

One Full Swoop and Life Changed

Camille Marquis When COVID-19 self-isolation struck, it was a doozy. I felt mixed emotions happening in my body. My feelings where mad, sad, and disappointed. I guess you could say I was confused and I did not understand. Everything that I knew and loved was cancelled. My art, music, cooking classes, lunch with friends, work, gym, and pool were all gone. Not to mention my favorite spot of all, the


Written by Danielle Burns About Covid 19 virus. We don’t know a lot about it. A lot of people are on disability and need to apply for EI. It’s really affected seniors and people with a compromised immune system and people should stay at home as much as possible. Work is very important to me. I was temporarily laid off of work because I work at a seniors home as

The joy of moving, creating in a diverse community

Kelowna Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:00 AM Sarah Lapp-Bourne is a dance artist who uses a power wheelchair. She is also a dance facilitator, a choreographer and a mentor in inclusive dance. Lapp-Bourne always wanted to be a dancer. She enjoys the process of memorizing choreography, keeping her mind and body alive and active. As she puts it, “Dancing is an expressive outlet for me to share meaningful stories with

AccessAbility Week grants support new skills development

Victoria Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:00 AM Toni’s brain injury changed her life. Eleven years ago, she was working as an operating room technician, a vocation that requires mental acuity and physical stamina. After she sustained a brain injury, her cognitive and physical challenges meant she was unable to return to her job. An acquired brain injury is damage to the brain caused by a traumatic event, such as a

Minimum wage increase takes effect

For those with disabilities if have a job for your information Victoria Monday, June 1, 2020 8:00 AM To support B.C.’s lowest paid workers, the general hourly minimum wage is increasing to $14.60, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders are also increasing, effective Monday, June 1, 2020. In 2018, to help make life more affordable for people, government committed to raising the

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