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 It’s in the early afternoon and I am sitting at home writing a blog. The only thing that makes this noteworthy is that I was just discharged yesterday from a week’s stay at the hospital. Joe came home to find me on the edge of the bed trying to put my pants on, but I couldn’t do this simple task. I had already left home. I didn’t recognize him or

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter March 2021 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   March Edition KSA Newsletter 2021 contains in   This month’s theme This month’s newsletter is focusing on resilience. Resilience is about overcoming difficulties and barriers. We all experience road blocks in life. Sometimes it is a personal experience, like an everyday challenge, and sometimes it is something we experience with a lot of other

Work experience grant’s third intake expands eligibility

Victoria Monday, February 22, 2021 10:00 AM The third intake of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements. “Based on feedback we received during the first two intakes, we’re broadening the grant’s eligibility criteria,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “By doing this, we’ll be able to help more people in need

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

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