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Update on the BC Recovery Benefit and people receiving Ministry Assistance

Update on the BC Recovery Benefit and people receiving Ministry Assistance

February 18, 2021 by DABC DABC has been informed that clients currently receiving Ministry assistance (PWD, Income Assistance, Hardship Assistance), will automatically receive the BC Recovery Benefit – there is now no need to apply for the BC Recovery Benefit separately. The following information comes directly from the Ministry: “As of February 2021, the BC Recovery Benefit will be automatically paid to people on income, disability or hardship assistance and

CLBC Board Director Opening for a Self Advocate

February 22nd,2021 CLBC Board Director Opening for a Self Advocate As of April 1, 2021, there will be one director position open on the CLBC Board for a person who lives with a developmental disability. The CLBC Board governs the overall way CLBC does its work. This includes responsibilities like approving CLBC’s strategic plan and making sure there is a way to know if the services and supports provided by

Proposed regulations under the Accessible Canada Act, a major step towards a barrier-free Canada

  News release                                February 15, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to create a barrier-free Canada with the implementation of the Accessible Canada Act, which will help remove barriers, and increase access and opportunities for persons with disabilities. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla

Proposed Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations now open for public review and comments

News release February 13, 2021 – Gatineau, QC – Canadian Transportation Agency The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced that its proposed Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations are now published in Part I of the Canada Gazette for public review and comments. The proposed regulations will implement planning and reporting requirements in the Accessible Canada Act for Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) in the federal transportation network. TSPs will be required

Winter 2021 Edition of the CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES”

View this email in your browser Leading connection – Casey Douglas, Director of Olivia Douglas Community Services, joins other self advocacy groups in creating opportunities for people to connect and stay strong. Welcome to the Winter 2021 Edition of the CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well

Government of Canada invests in CARE Montreal renovation project to create greater access to services for persons with disabilities

News release February 11, 2020              Montreal, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to fully participate in Canadian society. For persons with disabilities, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that many Canadians continue to face barriers to inclusion. That is why the Government of Canada continues to take action to break down barriers to help ensure

Sugar Cookie Icing

Selfadvocatenet.com recipe of month December 2020 Christmas Edition This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food coloring’s as you desire. prep:15 mins total:15 mins Servings:12 Yield:1 dozen cookies’ worth Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons milk 2 teaspoons light corn syrup ¼ teaspoon almond extract Recommended: assorted food coloring Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1 In a small bowl, stir

Lobster Pasta

SelfAdvocatenet.com Recipe for the month of February 2021. Special edition Valentine Day Excellent lobster pasta . . . lobster lovers that love Italian dig in! Perfect for Valentines Day! Servings:4 Yield:4 servings Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 1 large (2 pound) fresh lobster 3 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

New affordable homes coming for people in southern Interior

Vernon Monday, February 1, 2021 9:30 AM The Province is working in partnership to deliver new affordable rental homes for people with low to moderate incomes in Vernon and Oliver. “People in the southern Interior need more affordable rental housing,” said David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. “These two projects reflect the commitment our government has made to working with municipalities and community partners to open appropriate,

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

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