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CLBC WOW Award 2019 has been announced winners

Congratulations to the five inclusion champions from across BC who are being recognized as this year’s Widening our World (WOW) Award winners! They hail from #SaltSpringIsland, #Kamloops, #Vernon, #Surrey and #Princeton. Read all about this year’s winners

Join the conversation on accessibility and inclusion

Burnaby Monday, September 16, 2019 11:30 AM The Government of B.C. is asking British Columbians to help define future legislation that will make B.C. a more accessible and inclusive province. “Integrating accessibility into every area of life is central to creating livable communities including workplaces, buildings, neighbourhoods and businesses,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “I look forward to this consultation, which will guide our efforts

International Day of Democracy September 15th,2019

Today is International Day of Democracy  selfadvocatenet in support of intention of this is to educate people to get involved in democratic process  like federal election in Canada this year we want peace ,sustainable development, inclusive and have our rights respected people with disabilities and change good participate in democracy way intend for do change way our countries do things your right vote and right live choices to have right

CACL and CCD Call for Appeal of Distressing Quebec Superior Court Decision that Devalues the Lives of Persons with Disabilities

The Quebec Superior Court has struck down a fundamental protection for the equality rights and inclusion of the elderly, ill and persons with disabilities in Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation. At present, only persons whose natural death is reasonably foreseeable meet the legal requirements for a medically-assisted death. On September 11th, however, in a highly contentious decision, Justice Christine Baudouin struck down this requirement, declaring that it violates the

Canadian Transportation Agency issues International Working Group’s recommendations on mobility aids and air travel

  News release     September 10, 2019 – Gatineau, QC – Canadian Transportation Agency The Mobility Aids and Air Travel Report , developed by an International Working Group (IWG) established by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), is now available. It includes four recommendations that can be implemented in the near term to improve the experience of persons with disabilities travelling by air with mobility aids: ·         Developing a mobility

A missed opportunity: How the nonprofit sector can do a better job of hiring people with disabilities

Written by: Susan Fish September 9, 2019 Susan Fish is a writer/editor at Storywell, a company that helps individuals and organizations tell their story well. She has written for the nonprofit sector for more than two decades and loves a good story. Many employers may say they don’t have staff with disabilities, but this just isn’t true. In fact, the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability conducted by Statistics Canada, determined that

New at DABC: Disability Law Clinic

New at DABC: News Disability Law Clinic and Job Postings Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is very excited to announce that thanks to generous funding from the Law Foundation of BC. DABC will host a dedicated Disability Law Clinic beginning in Fall 2019. The Law Clinic will provide people with disabilities living on low incomes with access to legal advice and representation, with a focus on disability law. All legal services

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day Sept 9th,2019 in support of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day Sept 9th,2019   Intention is to educate people on this day what is FASD and the struggles go through not to exploit it . But is educate what can do to help them   What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? FASD is a hidden but significant disability in the developed world where alcohol is a normal part of the culture. It

Community sport programs help people in Lower Mainland stay active

Vancouver Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:00 AM People of all ages and abilities in B.C.’s Lower Mainland will have more opportunities to get involved in fun, community-based sport programs during the coming year through the joint federal-provincial BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP). “Sport has the power to connect people with their communities and build the foundation for a healthy lifestyle,” said Lisa Beare, B.C.’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Maximum rent increases set at 2.6% for 2020

Victoria Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:00 PM British Columbia’s annual allowable rent increase for 2020 has been set at 2.6%, the province’s annual rate of inflation — 2% lower than it would have been prior to the reduction government made in 2019. “Renters need secure housing they can afford,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “That’s why we removed the additional 2% above inflation that the old

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