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Proportional Representation Election from October 22nd to November 30th 2018 this is  the intent to inform self advocates and there supporters that. BC Govt is asking voters to vote on Proportional Representation All this information below is on Election BC website click here .Wondering What is proportional representation? Proportional representation is when the share of seats a political party wins in the Legislative Assembly is about the same as the party’s share of the popular vote. So, if a

Woodlands’ survivors finally receive compensation

Vancouver Monday, October 8, 2018 11:15 AM Former residents of Woodlands who attended the school have started to receive compensation for systemic abuse suffered at the provincial institution. “This year, the B.C. government moved to finally do the right thing to extend compensation to Woodlands’ survivors previously denied redress for the abuse they suffered at this provincial institution,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “We hope that by extending compensation

Officially Inclusion BC names Karla Verschoor as new Executive Director

After a comprehensive recruitment process, Inclusion BC is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Karla Verschoor as Executive Director. Karla Verschoor has been with Inclusion BC since 2006, when she joined the organization as a volunteer coordinator. Since starting at Inclusion BC, Karla has worked in various leadership roles including advocate and Director of Strategic Initiatives. Karla has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University

CLBC launches new welcome workshops across the province

Families helped reshape crown agency’s approach to planning for disability supports. Click here to read the story of Baksho Ghangass, a parent who will help lead a CLBC Welcome Workshop in Surrey. Bringing individuals and families together to learn from each other, providing a selection of new options to plan for adulthood and getting a behind-the-scenes look into how Community Living BC (CLBC) works are part of a revamped welcome

British Columbia to fund life-changing spinal muscular atrophy treatment

Victoria Tuesday, October 2, 2018 11:30 AM Babies living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare, severe and degenerative neuromuscular disease, soon will have access to Spinraza, a life-changing treatment. In line with the recommendation made by the independent Common Drug Review (CDR), starting in November, British Columbia will provide coverage for Spinraza for infants with an onset of SMA symptoms at or before seven months of age. In addition,

Historic legislation sets targets, timelines to reduce poverty

Victoria Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:35 AM British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy, guided by legislation introduced today, will lift thousands of people out of poverty, create more opportunities to break the cycle of poverty and make it easier for people to participate in their community. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act will define the scope of the strategy, which will be released in early 2019, and sets poverty reduction targets

October is Community Inclusion Month! 2018 is in support of Community Inclusion Month! 2018   This is the page for the month of October highlighting what going on in BC for  Community Inclusion Month Also one to reminder people of the 19th self advocacy leadership institute that taken place October 19th to 21st in Camp Luther in Mission BC Click here for more information on deadline get registered is Oct 10th         The

Orange Shirt Day a reminder that Every Child Matters

Victoria Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:30 AM       The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, as Orange Shirt Day, to honour and remember Indian residential school survivors and their families. Orange Shirt Day is held annually on Sept. 30, a time of year when Indigenous children were removed from their homes and taken to residential schools. “On Orange Shirt Day, British Columbians recognize a

CLBC Connect Digital Newsletter September 2018

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |    September 2018 A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips Tyler has a job! A paying job! “It has been very exciting and emotional to see Tyler go to work and successfully complete his tasks, feel proud of his job and start to grasp the concept of earning money,” says Daynna of her son’s employment journey with Spider Agile Technologies in Kelowna. Click here to read their story,

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