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DABC Launches our Call for Proposals Today!

August 15, 2018 by DABC Disability Alliance BC is pleased to announce today, August 15, 2018, a Call for Proposals (CFP) for projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in BC communities. Funding of $10,000 to $40,000 per project will be disbursed to a maximum of $450,000. Proposals are due by October 5th, 2018 and funding for successful projects will be disbursed in early 2019. Please

British Columbia Wildfires Info

To our fellow British Columbians  selfadvocatenet.com  is aware of wild fires in province of BC. This is to help those in them areas that are affected are those are people with a disability. The aim of this is to try to help with linking up places to look for emergency supplies and alerts. Sole purpose is help info gathering . Intention of helping  our fellow self advocates in them places

Government of Canada creating a more inclusive Canada by helping to improve the access of people with disabilities to the workforce

News release August 16, 2018                    Vancouver, B.C.                    Employment and Social Development Canada Ensuring people with disabilities have fair chance at obtaining gainful employment is a key part of the Government of Canada’s plan to create a more inclusive, accessible Canada. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced that organizations across Canada will receive financial support through the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Construction begins on supportive housing in Terrace

Terrace Thursday, August 2, 2018 11:15 AM People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Terrace will have access to new homes before winter, as the Province starts construction on 52 units of modular housing with 24/7 support services. “The supportive housing we are building in Terrace will help people find stability and new opportunities,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “A safe place to

Province launches new Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund

Victoria Thursday, August 2, 2018 2:00 PM Building on the success of its Rapid Response to Homelessness program, the Government of British Columbia has launched the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund. This investment will provide $1.2 billion over 10 years to build and operate 2,500 units of supportive housing for people who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. A call for expressions of interest has been

Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES – Summer 2018 Edition

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 as family members. The theme for this edition is “Pride in my Identity” and for the many authors who shared their stories, the things that make them proud are as varied as they are. Click here to read the PDF version of Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES We

Construction starts on 36 new supportive homes in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:15 PM People in Prince Rupert experiencing homelessness will have a home to call their own soon, as the Province starts construction on 36 units of supportive housing that will provide people with access to safe and secure homes with 24/7 supports.“These new homes will give people the chance to get off the streets and into a home,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal

First agreement ratified under Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate

Victoria Monday, July 30, 2018 3:30 PM Employees in the multi-union Community Bargaining Association have ratified an agreement reached with the Health Employers’ Association of BC. This is the first agreement ratified under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. Approximately 16,000 employees, who support seniors, children and people with disabilities, are covered by the new collective agreement, which

Board openings for Community Living BC

Posted on July 27, 2018 The Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO), which coordinates appointments to boards of public sector organizations, has posted current openings for directors on the board of Community Living BC. You can find information about this opportunity here: https://www.brainhunter.com/frontoffice/seekerViewJobDetailAction.do?sitecode=pl526&jobId=2307895&page=search&external The posting includes information about the director role and its responsibilities. It also lists desired attributes, competencies and experience. The CABRO web site includes information about

Province releases What We Heard About Poverty in B.C. report

Victoria Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:10 PM Self Advocates attention Those that are interested  a report from BC Govt what they heard about poverty in BC. In October 2017, government launched a comprehensive public engagement process to help inform B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. Government has now released What We Heard About Poverty in B.C., a report that captures the feedback received during the consultation. Thousands of people offered their

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