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Provincial funding supports people with disabilities

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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