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Grant supports culture of accommodation in the workplace

Grant supports culture of accommodation in the workplace

  Victoria Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:00 AM Individuals who are dealing with a mental or physical health impairment will be better supported to safely return to work, thanks to new funding for the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR). The Province is providing NIDMAR with $6 million in a one-time grant to administer a return-to-work and disability management education program and support project over the next four

Legislation will build a more accessible, inclusive B.C.

Victoria Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:47 PM New accessibility legislation will set British Columbia on the path to a more accessible and inclusive province for people with disabilities and their support networks.If passed, the accessible British Columbia act will allow government to establish accessibility standards aimed at identifying, removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and inclusion. Standards will be developed in a range of areas such as employment, the delivery

Now Hiring! BCPF Self-Advocate & Member Liaison

  Application deadline: Please apply by Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. Send your resume and cover letter via email to the Provincial Coordinator at bcpfcoordinator@gmail.com / hello@bcpeoplefirst.com. Or email us if you have any questions about this position. Job Title: BC People First Self-Advocate & Member Liaison (Part-Time Contract Employment Position) Job Summary: The BCPF Self-Advocate & Member Liaison is an experienced self-advocate and optimistic people-person, located anywhere in British Columbia, who will:

BC Budget 2021

  Self advocatenet.com Coverage of BC Budget 2021 Will highlight what in the budget for people with disabilities   Here is what gathered Budget 2021 includes programs and funding directed to vulnerable people. This includes the largest ever permanent increase to income and disability assistance in B.C.A $175 A MONTH INCREASE TO INCOME AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE RATES BUILDS ON TWO PREVIOUS INCREASES FOR A TOTAL INCREASE OF $325 A MONTH

Federal Budget 2021

Self Advocatenet.com Coverage of Federal Budget What in it for those with disabilities highlight areas if they are any but stay tune here is a live feed from today’s Federal budget of Canada   Here some highlights I gathered in budget is 1 Financial assistance for students Budget 2021 proposes to invest $4.1 billion to help make postsecondary education more affordable, and to provide direct support to students with the

Petition for the removal of spousal caps on social assistance

April 16, 2021 by DABC DABC is in support of this petition calling for the removal of spousal caps on social assistance. PWD rates should be separated from spouse/partner income as this can sometimes create an unequal power dynamic between partners, especially for people with disabilities who are dependent on their partners for financial security. This kind of dependence can lead to spousal abuse. View and sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/can-the-cap-remove-spousal-caps-now

Greater access to nature for a healthier, brighter future

Victoria Friday, April 16, 2021 12:24 PM People in British Columbia are visiting BC Parks in ever-increasing numbers, and the Province is increasing its investment to promote access and protect nature in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. During the next three years, the BC Parks operating and capital budgets, combined, will increase by more than $83 million, resulting in new campsites, expanded trails and strengthened management

Self-advocates ‘sad, scared, angry’ over revisions to assisted-death legislation

Tracy Holmes Apr. 15, 2021 9:48 a.m.   Bill C-7 was expanded to include access to medically assisted death for non-terminal conditions READ MORE: Canadians not near death gain access to assisted dying as Senate passes Bill C-7 In short, they say last month’s expansion of Bill C-7 to include people with non-terminal conditions is a violation of human rights – one that leaves them “sad, scared and angry.” In

Throne speech outlines work to put pandemic behind us, plans for strong recovery

Victoria Monday, April 12, 2021 2:20 PM Lt. Gov. Janet Austin has delivered the speech from the throne outlining government’s commitment to supporting people, businesses and communities, while working to put the pandemic behind British Columbians and build a strong recovery for everyone. “We have come a long way by looking out for each other and we can finally see the finish line in sight,” said Premier John Horgan. “But

Funding keeps income tax-filing assistance accessible

Victoria Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:30 AM People with disabilities and other barriers will continue to receive free help filing their income tax and accessing tax credits and benefits, thanks to $1.18 million in provincial funding. Disability Alliance B.C. (DABC) has been operating the Tax Assistance and Information program (Tax AID) since 2015, providing free community-based income tax filing services for persons with disabilities and persons with persistent multiple barriers

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