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Selfadvocatenet.com coverage of the Corona Virus Pandemic

Attention Self Advocates   The selfadvocatenet.com coverage of the Corona Virus pandemic also called COVID 19  is intended to inform Self Advocates  by bringing you daily updates and information regarding this life threatening situation so you stay healthy and safe.   We encourage all Self Advocates to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines so we can stop the spread of this virus quickly. We each must do our part to protect ourselves

New affordable homes open in Campbell River

Campbell River Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:45 PM People with low to moderate incomes, including those with brain injuries and their families, are moving into 27 new affordable rental homes in Campbell River. The building, named Linda’s Place, is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province and the Campbell River Head Injury Support Society. “These new homes will provide new opportunities, security and peace of mind for brain

Sans Covig 19 fun activities page

This Page is where you find some fun games and puzzles that will help you to take your mind off Corona Virus situation online. Self Advocates Social Distancing Activities. Chatterpack’s list of free, online, boredom-busting resources Yaymaker’s virtual art classes NASA media library Stay-at-Home Guide for Kids With FASD, from the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK Hello Giggles: “Stuck at home? These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you

Legislation modernizes how wills are signed, witnessed

Victoria Monday, June 22, 2020 1:55 PM   Government has introduced legislation to enable courts to accept electronic wills and to permit the remote witnessing of wills. The changes will benefit British Columbians who, for example, have a disability, are quarantined, live in rural or remote communities, or would have difficulty attending a lawyer’s or notary’s office due to child care or other responsibilities. Proposed amendments to the Wills, Estates

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Statement June 21, 2020            Gatineau, Quebec            Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On June 21, 2019, the Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent. On this one-year anniversary, we celebrate the passage of this law as one of the

Hundreds of new affordable homes for Vancouver Coastal, Fraser regions

Vancouver Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:45 AM The Government of B.C. and partners are opening or beginning construction on more than 540 new affordable rental homes for people in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser regions. “British Columbians believe that everyone should have a safe, secure and affordable place to call home in their community,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “From homes for seniors on fixed incomes

More than 140 new affordable homes for people in the Interior

Vernon Friday, June 12, 2020 11:30 AM The Province is working in partnership to deliver 141 new affordable rental homes for people with a range of incomes in the Interior region. “People deserve safe, secure and affordable housing,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “From young families to seniors, these projects will mean that more people can find a good, affordable home in their community, close to

The joy of moving, creating in a diverse community

Kelowna Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:00 AM Sarah Lapp-Bourne is a dance artist who uses a power wheelchair. She is also a dance facilitator, a choreographer and a mentor in inclusive dance. Lapp-Bourne always wanted to be a dancer. She enjoys the process of memorizing choreography, keeping her mind and body alive and active. As she puts it, “Dancing is an expressive outlet for me to share meaningful stories with

AccessAbility Week grants support new skills development

Victoria Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:00 AM Toni’s brain injury changed her life. Eleven years ago, she was working as an operating room technician, a vocation that requires mental acuity and physical stamina. After she sustained a brain injury, her cognitive and physical challenges meant she was unable to return to her job. An acquired brain injury is damage to the brain caused by a traumatic event, such as a

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