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My overcoming COVID19 story

My overcoming COVID19 story

  My name is Summer Clement. I live in a small town name Nelson BC. I started my quarantine on March 17th. There is no particular positive days, only everyday has been positive for me because I have online schooling. It keeps me busy and stay positive.   My lovely teachers are there helping us with online classes. In the Transitional Training course, we are learning wellness activities like what

Minister’s statement on basic income report

Victoria Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:30 AM Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has issued the following statement in response to the expert panel on basic income’s report to government: “I thank the expert panel for its hard work over the past two years to produce its comprehensive report, Covering All the Basics: Reforms for a More Just Society. “The panel was appointed in July 2018 to

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter February,2021 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   February Edition of KSA Newsletter 2021 contains in This month we are celebrating Valentine’s Day and kindness and compassion. We also celebrate Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness about anti-bullying. Some other great articles you can find in this month’s edition include an article about a young singer and her journey to making fun

Community-led projects boosted with gaming grants

Victoria Friday, January 22, 2021 8:45 AM People in 29 communities throughout the province will benefit from capital project funding for the health and social services sector, search and rescue operations, and arts and recreation facilities, through Community Gaming Grants. “The pandemic has highlighted the important role our community organizations fulfill, and their ability to provide direct support for people in communities has been vital,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of

Government of Canada Funds Lending Library Pilot Project to Improve Workplace Accommodations for Short-term Public Service Employees with Disabilities

From: Shared Services Canada News release Ottawa, Ontario—January 22, 2021—The Government of Canada’s vision is to be the most accessible and inclusive public service in the world by creating a barrier-free workplace where everyone can participate fully. It continues to strive to build a diverse workforce reflective of the Canadian population it serves. Today the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government announced up to $4 million of funding for the

FW: Fraser Valley Community Update

This From our Sponsor United Way of Lower Mainland Dear Jennifer, Happy New Year! And, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting your community. Together, we strengthen vital connections that make our local communities stronger and more connected for everyone, even when social distancing keeps us apart. We hope you were able to enjoy some quiet time over the holidays with those in your safe bubble.  

Funding approved for local sports organizations in the Lower Mainland

Vancouver Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:10 AM One hundred twenty-four community sport organizations in the Lower Mainland will receive financial support from the Province’s $1.5-million Local Sport Relief Fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has put financial pressure on many local sports clubs throughout British Columbia that have had limited ability to offer programming and fundraise to cover expenses. Without financial support, these clubs are at risk of closure, leaving communities without

Work Experience Opportunities Grant supports inclusive economic recovery

Victoria Monday, January 18, 2021 9:45 AM Non-profit organizations can now apply for the second round of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant to help deliver work experience placements to British Columbians with disabilities and people facing multiple barriers to employment. “Many people with disabilities and people with persistent multiple barriers have lost their jobs or are having difficulty finding work in a labour market that’s been severely impacted by

New funding helps people with disabilities return to work

Victoria Monday, January 18, 2021 9:30 AM People with developmental disabilities who are eligible for Community Living BC (CLBC) services will get support to return to the workforce and increase their digital literacy. The support comes from a $10-million investment from the Province to expand contracted employment services. “Many people with developmental disabilities are precariously employed,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “This funding will support

Moments: One of four

 He was running, keeping up with his mother who was animatedly talking on the phone. Then, suddenly he dropped. I turned from where I was seated waiting for Joe, I thought he’d fallen but he hadn’t. He just stopped midstride and dropped to tie his shoe. He must have noticed the laces flapping and decided spur of the moment, to fix the situation. His mother, not noticing, kept walking. After

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