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Minimum wage surpasses $15/hour

Minimum wage surpasses $15/hour

Victoria Monday, May 31, 2021 7:45 AM On June 1, 2021, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost, with the general minimum wage increasing to $15.20 an hour and the lower discriminatory minimum wage for liquor servers ending. Over the past four years, B.C.’s general minimum wage has increased from $11.35 to $15.20 per hour. It has benefited close to 400,000 British Columbians over those years – the majority

Affordable rental building opening in Nelson

Nelson Monday, May 31, 2021 9:30 AM Families, seniors and people with disabilities with low to moderate incomes in Nelson are moving into 43 affordable rental homes, with the first affordable housing project opening in the community in almost 15 years. “These homes will help make life much more affordable and secure for families, seniors and people with disabilities,” said Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “Thank you to the City of

New supports for students with disabilities make education more accessible

Victoria Monday, May 31, 2021 9:00 AM Students with disabilities enrolled at public post-secondary institutions are receiving more supports to help them succeed in their studies and train for a range of in-demand careers. “Every British Columbian deserves the opportunity to achieve their career dreams and goals,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. “We’re empowering students with accessibility challenges to pursue post-secondary training and education to

My Story During Covid

By Brianna Geider Hello my name is Brianna Geider. I live in Langley with my parents and my sister. Ever since COVID started I’ve been having a hard time with it but I’ve been trying to do different activities to keep busy. With COVID I can’t see all my family and friends or go to all the places I like to go, like swimming or taking programs and courses in

My life during the Pandemic

Hi, my name is Ronnie. When I first learned about this pandemic it hit me pretty hard. I was so scared to go anywhere and thought I was going to die if I got Covid.  At first, I did lots of things at home, like watching movies, TV shows, helping my homeshare cook, sewing, etc. I learned how to use zoom and I am really good at using it now.

National Accessibility Week – May 30 to June 5, 2021

Selfadvocatenet is in support of National Accessibility Week – May 30 to June 5, 2021 This page is intended to highlight and celebrate the achievements that people with disabilities have overcome and how far we been able to get buildings, business and non profits to think about ways that places can be more accessible for wheelchairs, rentals places and in business that take leadership role in becoming more aware of

Provincial funding supports people with disabilities

Victoria Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:30 AM In celebration of British Columbia’s fourth annual AccessAbility Week, people with disabilities will be supported through $500,000 in new community grants aimed at improving accessibility and inclusion. AccessAbility Week highlights the efforts of people, communities and workplaces that are actively removing barriers so people of all abilities have a better chance to succeed. “AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to appreciate the many ways

Celebrating AccessAbility Week 2021 – Message from CLBC CEO Ross Chilton

Posted on May 28, 2021 Ross Chilton, CLBC CEO From May 30 to June 5, we mark AccessAbility Week in British Columbia and across Canada. This is a time to celebrate the valuable contributions of people with disabilities. During this week we also recognize the people, groups and organizations who are actively working to remove barriers and increase opportunities for people of all abilities to participate and thrive in their

Affordable homes open for families, seniors in Trail

Trail Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00 PM Families, seniors and people with disabilities in Trail are moving into homes they can afford, with a nine-unit apartment building opening in the community.Located on provincially owned land at 1232 Columbia Ave., Columbia Park provides studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes for people with moderate and low incomes.Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society is operating the three-storey building. Monthly rents range from $375 to

WHO global disability action plan 2014–2021: better health for all people with disability

Update from the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly – 27 May 2021 Over 1 billion people currently live with some form of disability. This number is rising as populations expand and age, and due to the increasing number of people living with noncommunicable conditions. Today’s resolution on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities aims to make the health sector more inclusive by tackling the significant barriers many

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