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Federal government launches new $1.5 billion program to build a new generation of co‑op housing

  News release Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 6, 2024 — Today, the federal government launched a new Co‑operative Housing Development Program to support a new generation of co-op housing in Canada and help make housing more affordable. For decades, co-ops have provided Canadians with secure, affordable, and community-oriented homes. The new $1.5 billion program – co-designed with the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and other leaders in the co-op sector – will

New affordable homes open for families, individuals in Fernie

  Fernie Friday, May 31, 2024 1:00 PM Families and individuals now have access to 49 new affordable rental homes in Fernie with the opening of North End Court. “Families, seniors and individuals in Fernie will soon move into 49 new homes thanks to our dedicated partners,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing. “This project is making affordable housing accessible to the residents of Fernie, so they can stay in

New, accessible school playgrounds open for students

Surrey Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:45 AM Extra provincial playground funding for the seventh year means more fun for students and families in modern and safe playgrounds. “Playgrounds enhance our kids’ well-being,” said Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care. “These are spaces where children can truly be themselves, where they express their joy, and learn valuable social skills. Our government is thrilled to ensure communities throughout the province

National Indigenous History Month of June 2024

Selfadvocatenet.com is in Support of National Indigenous History Month June 2024 This Page will highlight through month of June history of indigenous people  story about  residential schools  why is it important to learn  from history and why this is important understand  that system of humanity is broken and we have to get to a world of everyone is excepted in society  we can help by learning and understanding indigenous culture

New Community Living BC board chair will champion lived experience

Nanaimo Friday, May 31, 2024 9:30 AM Shane Simpson has been appointed chair of the Community Living BC (CLBC) board of directors to succeed Michael J. Prince, who completes his second full term at the end of June 2024. “As CLBC’s next board chair, Shane Simpson brings a familiar voice and a deep understanding of the needs of the CLBC community,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty

B.C. minimum wage increases June 1

Victoria Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9:45 AM On June 1, 2024, the general minimum wage increases from $16.75 to $17.40 an hour. The 3.9% increase also applies to minimum-wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers and live-in camp leaders. The increase will help approximately 240,000 workers who currently earn less than $17.40 per hour. On Dec. 31, 2024, the minimum piece rates for the hand-harvesting of the 15 crops

National Accessibility Week

Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of National Accessibility Week of  May 27th, 2024 through to May 31st, 2024       This is a week dedicated to the celebration and inclusion of people of all abilities. This page will try to highlight  why is it important to highlight ways the disability community has been developing ways to build access to information  building modification  ways that over come disability community in

Statement from Chief Accessibility Officer Stephanie Cadieux on first-ever National Air Accessibility Summit

Statement May 13, 2024 – Ottawa (Ontario) On May 9, 2024, Canada’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Stephanie Cadieux addressed attendees at Canada’s first-ever National Air Accessibility Summit. The following statement summarizes her remarks: “It’s been over six months since the night my wheelchair was left behind by Air Canada. In some ways, it seems like just yesterday, because I vividly recall the emotions and the feeling of frustrated outrage at having

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