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Permanent increase to assistance rates helps people in need

Permanent increase to assistance rates helps people in need

Victoria Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:00 PM   More than 300,000 British Columbians will benefit from the largest-ever permanent increase to income assistance and disability assistance rates and the first-ever increase to the senior’s supplement. Starting with payments issued in April 2021, individuals on income assistance and disability assistance will automatically receive a permanent $175 per month increase – the third increase in rates since July 2017. “This past year

Research project on period poverty released

Victoria Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:00 AM The voices of British Columbians who have experienced period poverty are highlighted in the United Way Period Promise Research Project Final Report released Wednesday, March 10, 2021. “People should not have to face making the choice between buying menstrual products or food,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “I thank the United Way of the Lower Mainland for its

Government of Canada invests in training to help Canadians in Burnaby, British Columbia, become certified in skilled trades

News release March 9, 2021              Burnaby, British Columbia              Employment and Social Development Canada In order to help maintain a robust workforce and better position our country for a strong economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The government is

Joint statement recognizing the role of B.C.’s community social services workers

Victoria Monday, March 1, 2021 4:00 PM Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development, have issued the following statement in recognition of Community Social Services Awareness Month, March 1 to 31, 2021: “Community Social Services Awareness Month is a perfect time to take a moment to thank one of the over 42,000 people who work in the community social

Irish Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Selfadvocatenet.com recipe of month for March special edition St Patricks Day Edition This is an old-fashioned recipe passed down from my grandmother. When she told me the recipe, my mouth dropped. You mean you actually put a potato in this candy? Yes, you actually use a potato. The candy is very rich but it tastes so good. prep:15 mins cook:15 mins additional:1 hr total:1 hr 30 mins Servings:15 Yield:15 servings

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