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Selfadvocatenet.com Year in Review 2023

This Page is our Annual Year in Review of this past year 2023

highlighting the year’s activities, stories and announcements that came in.

 

 

First January 2023

BC Govt News was Announced in January 2023

Over 60 new rental units for seniors coming to Nanaimo

Health Employers Association of BC reaches tentative agreement with Community Health Bargaining Association

The Provincial government recently made several announcements about new rebates/credits and changes to some types of assistance

Help with costs arrives for British Columbians

Operators announced for pilot family connections center’s

Home Owner Grant to help people with property taxes in 2023

 

Govt of Canada News was Announced in January 2023

Minister Gould announces funding for projects for the social inclusion and well-being of vulnerable children and youth

 

February 2023

BC Govt News was Announced in February 2023

BC Budget 2023

Grants for non-profits building strong communities

More than 130 affordable rental homes open in Langford, Victoria

B.C. helps people with complex needs through long-term recovery

B.C. throne speech outlines plans to build a stronger, more secure future

Community Social Services Employers’ Association reaches tentative agreement with Community Social Services Bargaining Association

New funding supports more accessible taxis

 

 

Govt of Canada News was Announced in February 2023

Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group collaborate to publish three new accessibility standards

February was Black History Month

 

CLBC news that was announced in February

CLBC named one of BC’s Top Employers for a second year

 

Govt of BC news that was announced in March 2023

Community social services workers ratify agreement under Shared Recovery Mandate

More youth with developmental disabilities gets help finding work

New training prepares more people to be community support workers

B.C. students set to improve cycling skills, confidence

Province improves inclusion, accessibility in B.C. parks

 

Then the BC Govt then asked the public if like to engage in updating the poverty reduction strategy

BC Govt wants your input Govt is updating their poverty reduction strategy

 

Inclusion Canada press release in March 2023

PRESS RELEASE: BUDGET 2023 – PROGRESS IN DISABILITY INCLUSION, YET SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES REMAIN

 

Disability Without Poverty did respond to Federal Budget

Press Release: Disability Without Poverty response to federal budget

 

Govt of Canada news was announced in March 2023

Federal Budget was announced in March 2023

Federal Budget 2023

The Government of Canada receives the Office of the Auditor General’s report on accessible transportation

 

Then Federal Govt released statement to extend on the controversial Medical Assistance in Dying law

Eligibility for medical assistance in dying for persons suffering solely from mental illness extended to March 17, 2024

 

 

CLBC News Got increase in Family Support funding in Budget 2023

CLBC Core individual and family support funding increases in Budget 2023

Then CLBC March Edition 2023 for Family and Individuals

March 2023 edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families.

 

Then San story came in March 2023

By Reid Parks

My Guitar Story

 

 April 2023 Announcements

 BC Govt News announcements in April

Housing announcements

New affordable homes for seniors, families open in Cranbrook

New affordable homes for Indigenous people in Quesnel open

Twenty-five new affordable homes open in Vernon Updated April 20, 2023

B.C. preserves affordable housing in Kamloops

 

Then this was changed in society act CLBC authority act updated it allowed

A person who was incapable of managing their own affairs but has since been found otherwise can now be a director.

Introduction of Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2023

Minimum wage increases to $16.75 per hour on June 1

 

Govt of Canada Announcement’s in April 2023

Government of Canada funds project to better understand the needs of Autistic adults in Canada

CLBC  announcements

April 2023 Edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families.

 

May 2023 Announcements

San Story came in written by Natalie Raven in May 2023

Taking the Bus

 

BC Govt News announcements in May 2023

Housing announcements

More than 110 new affordable homes, child care centre coming to Pitt Meadows

New affordable rental homes open in Coquitlam

One hundred affordable homes open in Coquitlam

 

 

BC Govt ask share priorities for BC Budget 2024

People asked to share priorities for B.C.’s next budget

 

Minimum wage Announcement

B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest-paid workers

Services, supports expand for people with disabilities

 

DABC Announcement

On announcement of 375 shelter to 500 as August 2023

PWD clients: know your rights about rent increases!

 

Govt of Canada Announcement

Disability Inclusive Air Travel

Joint statement from ministers Alghabra and Qualtrough on disability-inclusive air travel

 

Selfadvocatenet was learning about Artificial Intelligence by using Chat GPT in May 2023

Learning about AI (Artificial Intelligence) using ChatGPT

 

Inclusion Canada announced work advancing equal access for PWD in workplace

Advancing Equal Access for People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace

 

CLBC Announcement on ways to prepare for emergency in May 2023

Ways to prepare and stay safe as flood, fire and extreme heat season approaches

 

CLBC Spring 2023 Diverse Ability Magazine

Celebrate Diverse Abilities Spring 2023 Edition

 

June 2023 Announcements

San Story in June came in By Ashley Cox

Friendships Through Social Broadcasting During the Pandemic

 

San Story came in June 2023

Employment award by Marcus Iregui

Employment Award by Marcus Iregui

 

San Story that came in June 2023

By Stacey kohler

My Five Things

 

Federal Govt Announcement

Canada Disability Benefit got Royal Assent

Landmark Canada Disability Benefit legislation receives royal assent

 

Federal Govt commitment to further increase inclusion at the United Nations

Canada’s commitment to further increase disability inclusion reaffirmed at the United Nations

 

 

Press Release from Disability Without Poverty on passing of Federal Disability Benefits

Press Release: An historic move: Parliament passes law to fight disability poverty

 

Inclusion Canada press release on federal disability benefits royal consent

PRESS RELEASE: HERALDING CHANGE – PARLIAMENT APPROVES PIONEERING DISABILITY BENEFIT LEGISLATION

 

BC Govt announcements in June 2023

Housing News in June 2023

Nearly 1,500 affordable homes on the way in Burnaby

New affordable homes coming on reserve for Seabird Island Band members

New homes for seniors, families now open in Kaslo

Govt survey on Govt Services

New survey will help fill gaps in government services

 

CLBC update that was in June 2023

CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families June,2023 Edition

 

Michelle Goo’s did story Advocating for Parents with Disabilities June 2023

Michelle Goos: Advocating for Parents with Disabilities

 

July Announcements 2023

CLBC Announced the Board Director position for Self-Advocate was open

CLBC Board Director opening for a Self Advocate

 

BC Govt July News announcements 2023

Vancouver Island camp expansion will serve more children with disabilities

B.C. helps remove barriers for people with disabilities

Tax-credit lift puts more money in more people’s pockets

 

 Housing Announcement News July 2023

New affordable homes coming to Castlegar

87 affordable rental homes open in Parksville

New affordable homes coming to Hazelton

 

Govt of Canada July News Announcements

Starting the engagement process to design the Canada Disability Benefit Regulations

 

Govt of Canada announcement research understanding deliver of Maid

Government of Canada Supports Research to Better Understand the Delivery of Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada

 

 Then July was Disability pride Month 2023

July is Disability Pride Month 2023

 

Disability Alliance BC Announcement that was in July 2023

Community Update: PWD/Income Assistance Rate Increase Table

 

Inclusion BC story featured Michael McLellan talking about BC Self-Advocacy Leadership Network Society posted in July 2023

Self-Advocate Feature – Michael McLellan and the BC Self Advocate Leadership Network

 

August Announcement’s 2023

Then bryce manager of Selfadvocatenet.com was on show called PWD and Their Allies show in August 2023

PWD Allies | Podcast disability Canada

 

Govt of Canada Announcement August 2023

Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace

Canadians can now view their Social Insurance Number online

Government of Canada invests in youth-driven accessibility projects

 

BC Govt Announcements August 2023

Housing news

New homes open for seniors, people with disabilities in Nanaimo

Thousands of new affordable homes coming for renters

Victoria seniors benefit from renovated homes

 

San Story that came in August 2023

Written by Miranda Orth

Inclusive Education

 

San Story that came in august 2023

Written by Michelle Goos

My Baby is Not a Baby Anymore

 

San Story that came in August 2023

Written by Kristina Bridgen

Functional Neurological Disorder

 

Disability Alliance BC Announcement August 2023

BC Wildfires

 

Self-Advocates in BC did Attend the First Self Advocacy Leadership Institute in Kelowna BC 2023August 15 to 18th.2023

Attending the 2023 Self Advocacy Leadership Institute in Kelowna BC

 

CLBC Announcement in August 2023

CLBC released their new plans to improve on accessibility

Community Living BC releases new plan to improve accessibility

 

           

September Announcements 2023

BC Govt housing News in September

Seventy new affordable homes coming for families, seniors in Saanich

 

Nidus Announcement News September 2023

Nidus Feature spotlight a champion of self determination our very own

Arlene Schouten

Spotlight on Arlene Schouten – A Champion of Self-Determination

 

San Story came in September 2023

By Julie Garbutt

Learning Our History

 

San Story came in September 2023

By Madeleine Wieczorek

Miss Sassy Pants

 

BC Govt Announcement’s September 2023

The BC Govt announced that the rates for landlords from 2% to 3.5% as of Jan 2024

Province caps annual rent increase well below inflation

 

October Announcement’s 2023

Inclusion Canada News announced 2023

Tracy Latimer: Now 30 Years Later

 

CLBC October Announcements 2023

CLBC did conduct a series of conversation on CLBC services

CLBC conducting a Series of Conversations on Community Living BC Services

 

22nd Annual Self Advocacy Leadership Institute

Took place on October 27th, to October 29th, 2023 at Camp Luther Retreat Center

Recap of the 22nd ANNUAL SELF ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

 

 

CLBC announced their Wow Award winners

CLBC WOW Awards 2023

 

BC Govt Announcements in October 2023

New technologies reduce employment barriers for people with disabilities

Pharma Care covers more medical devices for people with diabetes

 

 

November Announcement’s 2023

Govt of Canada Announcements 2023

Canadians invited to help design the new Canada Disability Benefit

 

 

NEADS Announcement on Fall Federal Govt Economic update 2023

Fall Federal Economic update 2023

           

December Announcements 2023

December 3rd was International Day for Disabilities 2023

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec 3rd,2023

Then was Human Rights Day on December 10th,2023

Human Rights Day Dec 10th,2023

 

BC Govt Announcements December 2023

Homes opening for seniors, people living with disabilities in Comox

New code will make buildings safer, more accessible and resilient to climate change Updated on Dec. 5, 2023

Govt of Canada Announcements December 2023

Government of Canada celebrates the launch of the Canadian Business Disability Network to help advance the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce

 

Then end San Christmas Page 2023

Selfadvocatenet.com Christmas Page 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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