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The plain language version of  “How to tell people with an intellectual disability about public health information” best practices is out now! Inclusion Canada and their partner organizations made this tool in collaboration with self-advocates and family members across Canada.  

PharmaCare covers more medical devices for people with diabetes

Self advocates with disabilities that have diabetes this news might  affect you help on way Victoria Tuesday, November 7, 2023 3:30 PM People living with diabetes in B.C. will benefit from access to the Dexcom G7 continuous glucose monitor (CGM), which is covered as a limited coverage benefit for eligible patients as of Nov. 7, 2023.“In B.C., hundreds of thousands of people are impacted by diabetes,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of

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

News Release   April 19, 2023, | Ottawa, Ontario | Public Health Agency of Canada It is estimated that 1 in 50 children and youth aged 1 to 17 years in Canada have been diagnosed with autism (also known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD). The specific indications of autism, and when they present, can vary significantly from person to person. Some people show signs of autism within the first

Community social services workers ratify agreement under Shared Recovery Mandate

Good News for Self Advocates  our services will not be striking this news below Victoria Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 11:15 AM The Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) and members of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) have ratified three agreements under the Shared Recovery Mandate. CSSEA represents nearly 200 member agencies categorized into three sub-sectors: community living services, general services and Indigenous services, each with their own collective

New training prepares more people to be community support workers

Surrey Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 11:20 am More people will be able to train for jobs as certified community support workers to help people on the Lower Mainland through a Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “There is a growing need for more workers in social services where skilled, compassionate staff make a huge difference in people’s lives,” said Sheila Malcolmson,

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

March 9, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario – Government of Canada News release This news release deals with topics that may cause distress. If you or someone close to you needs support, we encourage you to reach out. Resources are available at canada.ca/mental-health. Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians’ needs, protect those who may

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

Victoria Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:15 AM More people with complex needs can get improved employment supports on their path to long-term recovery, health and wellness, thanks to an $8.2-million provincial grant to the Canadian Mental Health Association of British Columbia.The Links to Employment program is for people who have multiple and persistent barriers to employment, such as challenges with mental or physical health, addictions and disabilities. The program provides

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

News release Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group have collaborated to publish three new accessibility standards. Publication of these standards is another step towards contributing to a more inclusive and barrier-free Canada. The standards are: CSA/ASC B651, Accessible design for the built environment; CSA/ASC B651.2, Accessible design for self-service interactive devices including automated banking machines; and, CSA/ASC B652, Accessible dwellings. Development of these standards draws on the expertise, knowledge, and

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

This good Self Advocate not going on strike Community Living Agencies have a new contract   Victoria Monday, February 6, 2023, 3:45 PM The Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) has reached a tentative agreement with members of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate. CSSEA has more than 200 member agencies categorized into three sub-sectors: Community Living Services, General Services, and Indigenous Services,

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

Victoria Monday, January 16, 2023 2:10 PM The Health Employers Association of BC has reached a tentative agreement with members of the Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate. The tentative agreement covers approximately 21,700 health-care support workers employed in a variety of community settings, such as private homes, group homes, residential community living homes, supported employment programs, child development centres, adult day programs, mental-health centres,

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