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FW: Fraser Valley Community Update

FW: Fraser Valley Community Update

This From our Sponsor United Way of Lower Mainland Dear Jennifer, Happy New Year! And, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting your community. Together, we strengthen vital connections that make our local communities stronger and more connected for everyone, even when social distancing keeps us apart. We hope you were able to enjoy some quiet time over the holidays with those in your safe bubble.  

Funding approved for local sports organizations in the Lower Mainland

Vancouver Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:10 AM One hundred twenty-four community sport organizations in the Lower Mainland will receive financial support from the Province’s $1.5-million Local Sport Relief Fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has put financial pressure on many local sports clubs throughout British Columbia that have had limited ability to offer programming and fundraise to cover expenses. Without financial support, these clubs are at risk of closure, leaving communities without

Work Experience Opportunities Grant supports inclusive economic recovery

Victoria Monday, January 18, 2021 9:45 AM Non-profit organizations can now apply for the second round of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant to help deliver work experience placements to British Columbians with disabilities and people facing multiple barriers to employment. “Many people with disabilities and people with persistent multiple barriers have lost their jobs or are having difficulty finding work in a labour market that’s been severely impacted by

New funding helps people with disabilities return to work

Victoria Monday, January 18, 2021 9:30 AM People with developmental disabilities who are eligible for Community Living BC (CLBC) services will get support to return to the workforce and increase their digital literacy. The support comes from a $10-million investment from the Province to expand contracted employment services. “Many people with developmental disabilities are precariously employed,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “This funding will support

Moments: One of four

 He was running, keeping up with his mother who was animatedly talking on the phone. Then, suddenly he dropped. I turned from where I was seated waiting for Joe, I thought he’d fallen but he hadn’t. He just stopped midstride and dropped to tie his shoe. He must have noticed the laces flapping and decided spur of the moment, to fix the situation. His mother, not noticing, kept walking. After

Good Will

I am not a biblical scholar and would never pretend to know the Bible beyond a few verses that I particularly like and, of course, beyond my meager understanding of the message. But I am going to dare to quote something here, and change a word to fit our times. “Peace on earth to those of good will.” Now, this is translated in differing ways but this is the translation

BC People First January Newsletter,2021

January 6, 2021 In this newsletter: Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award Nominations Now Open until February 8th Save the Date: February 25th & 26th, 2021 – BCPF Online Conference – Rights & Wellness Advocacy Committee on Accessibility: Video, Petition & Letter Member Prize Draw Winners BCPF Recommends! President’s Message: Hello BCPF Members and Friends. Happy new year to you all! Sending you warm wishes as we start 2021, it

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