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This from Inclusion B.C. Today Report to Standing Committee on Finance

Reducing immediate and long-term costs by supporting independent living for people with disabilities in inclusive communities Report to Select Standing Committee on Finances and Government Services Submitted to the Standing Committee on June 26, 2019 Inclusion BC provided a submission to the BC Government’s Select Standing Committee on Finance. We filed our report on June 27, 2019, with our key recommendations: Support for Children & Youth Re-Imagining Community Inclusion: Seamless

Over 600 new Indigenous early learning and child care spaces for B.C.

Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 11:15 AM Indigenous families in over 30 communities throughout the province will benefit from more than 600 new, free licensed child care spaces and expanded Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) programs. These programs support Indigenous families in becoming stronger and keep children connected to their culture. The announcement was made by Katrine Conroy, B.C.’s Minister of Children and Family Development, at an “honouring the land ceremony”

25 new wheelchair-accessible cabins open at Cultus Lake Provincial Park

Jenna Hauck July. 22, 2019 10:20 a.m. News Maple Bay Campground is now home to 25 new wheelchair friendly cabins, a first for BC Parks BC Parks celebrated Canada’s Parks Day in Chilliwack with the official opening of 25 brand-new, wheelchair-accessible cabins at Cultus Lake Provincial Park on Saturday. All of the cabins at Maple Bay Campground are 200-square feet and fully accessible for people with mobility issues — which

New investments to improve public transit for British Columbia

Victoria Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:00 PM British Columbians need efficient and affordable public transit to get them to work or school on time and back home safely at the end of the day. Investing in public transit fights climate change, reduces commute times and builds stronger and more sustainable communities. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, and Erinn Pinkerton, president and chief executive

Number of families waiting for respite funding cut in half

Surrey Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:15 AM   More than 1,300 additional families with children who have special needs are benefiting from respite services by qualified caregivers, thanks to this year’s program expansion. The expansion also provides an increase to the base funding amount each family can receive. “We’ve heard how incredibly important respite care is for families,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. “Parents can get

More accessible and affordable homes coming to Nanaimo

    Nanaimo Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:45 AM New affordable rental homes are on the way that will provide more accessible housing options for people with developmental disabilities. “Providing homes for people with disabilities is a priority for our government,” said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo. “We’re proud to support this project, which will give more people in Nanaimo the homes, services and community support they need.” The Province

Last call for CLBC WOW Award nominations

  Last call for WOW Award nominations There are just two weeks left to nominate an inclusion champion in your community for a 2019 Widening Our World (WOW) Award. CLBC’s WOW awards recognize the many ways people are making sure adults with developmental disabilities are included in their communities. Whether it is an employer, teacher, support worker, community member, someone who lives with a disability, or anyone else that is

Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation comes into force

News release July 11, 2019              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians deserve the same opportunities and chances at success and is pleased to announce the coming into force of the Accessible Canada Act. Reaching this milestone demonstrates the Government’s commitment to

BC Government is conducting a consultation on proposed amendments to the BC Societies Act. The deadline for feedback is August 23, 2019.

Here you go Self Advocates the BC Govt is conducting consultation on amendments to the BC Societies Act one that came in 2016 Greetings, We are writing to inform you that the BC Government is conducting a consultation on proposed amendments to the Societies Act.  Over the past two-and-a-half years, the government has been monitoring how the new Act has been working for societies. Based on feedback, proposed amendments have

Province announces regulation and insurance policy for ride-hailing services

Victoria Monday, July 8, 2019 12:00 PM The B.C. government is delivering on its commitment to bring ride-hailing to B.C., with regulations in place that will focus on passenger, driver and company safety, and will allow companies to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board by the beginning of September 2019. “Our plan has made it possible for ride-hailing companies to apply to enter the market this fall, with vehicles on

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