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Better supports for people facing poverty

Vancouver Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:15 AM   People experiencing poverty now have better access to income and disability assistance through a series of changes designed to give them the help they need, when they need it.“We took a careful look at the existing policies for income and disability assistance and asked if they’re helping or harming the people they are meant to support,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social

January is Accessibility Month at Small Business of British Columbia

Intent to promote this for people with disabilities acknowledging information from Small Business of BC on effort to be accessible work places awesome Small Business BC is excited to announce our inaugural Accessibility Month. Are you looking to start or grow your own business? Join us for Accessibility Month in January 2020 featuring over 20 seminars and webinars, all with in-person ASL interpretation. A variety of topics will be covered,

Home Sharing CLBC wants to hear about your experience

Hello Self Advocacy Community!   We need your voice! CLBC is hosting sessions across the province to hear first hand how we can improve home sharing. We especially want to know how we can make the matching process better, as well as how we can better respond when things go wrong.   The best way to make the right improvements is to hear directly from people who live in a

BCPF Conference 2020: Empowering Employment

08 Jan 2020 For Self-Advocates ~ By Self-Advocates Attend this one-day educational employment conference for self-advocates in Nanaimo, BC on March 25, 2020. Hosted by BC People First. Come learn skills and tools to advance your job search, keep long-term employment, and stay job-ready for the future! Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 | 8:30am to 4:30pm Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC BC People First Conference 2020: Empowering

Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award Now Open for Nominations

Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award For Exemplary Advocacy Action Presented by: BC People First Society BCPF has opened nominations for our first ever Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award that will be announced at our Employment Conference for Self-Advocates on March 25, 2020. About the Award BC People First is proud to present our first Self-Advocate Leadership of the Year Award. In celebration of an individual who has shown

B.C. Home Owner Grant confirmed for 2020

Victoria Friday, January 3, 2020 9:00 AM The 2020 homeowner grant threshold in British Columbia has been set at $1.525 million, maintaining that 92% of homeowners continue to be eligible for the B.C. Home Owner Grant. The threshold is down from $1.65 million in 2019 due to moderating housing prices throughout the province. The threshold has again been set to ensure the same percentage of residential property owners are below

50 New Year’s Resolution Ideas And How To Achieve Each Of Them

  Hi all self advocates if you like information if planning your resolution 2020 here some information provided by lifehack.org site The New Year is slowly nearing, and with the holiday season already upon us many people are indulging in retrospection and reevaluating some of their life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they

Enhanced Fair PharmaCare benefits people with low incomes

To those that this information affects to information for self advocates.   Vancouver Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:15 AM The first anniversary of a $105-million investment over three years in Fair PharmaCare deductibles and co-payments shows that the changes are making a real difference in people’s lives. “In the first three months since government made the changes to Fair PharmaCare, around 88,300 more lower-income families have benefited,” said Adrian Dix,

Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year

December 31, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year:   “Happy New Year, Canada!   “Tonight, from coast to coast to coast, Canadians will gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and reflect on the accomplishments of 2019. While we count down to midnight, we look forward to a new year—and a new decade—full of promise and

Premier’s statement on New Year’s Day

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about New Year’s Day 2020: Victoria Tuesday, December 31, 2019 8:00 AM   “Tomorrow, we will wake up to a new year and fresh decade full of promise and opportunity. This is a time to reflect on our past accomplishments and set new goals to shape a better future. “British Columbians will start off the new year with a little extra money

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