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New homes for people experiencing homelessness in Courtenay

Courtenay Friday, April 12, 2019 9:10 AM With the opening of The Junction, a 46-unit supportive housing project in the community, people experiencing homelessness in Courtenay will have a safe and secure place to call home. “There are people in our community that have been living without the peace of mind that comes with having a place to call home,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “Thanks to our partnership with the

Homes with wraparound supports coming to Richmond

Richmond Friday, April 12, 2019 1:15 PM Safe and supportive homes opening soon will give people experiencing homelessness in Richmond the opportunity to recover and support the overall health of the community. “These homes will help people heal and ensure they have access to a secure home in a welcoming community,” said Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “The positive effects of housing people will extend to local businesses and neighbours,

Doors open to new homes for people in need in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Friday, April 5, 2019 1:15 PM New modular homes with around-the-clock staffing and services in Abbotsford will offer hope to people experiencing homelessness. “There are too many people in the community that don’t have the comfort and security of an affordable home — something that everyone deserves,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission, on behalf of Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Many people will no longer

Government of Canada announces major funding for projects that promote the social inclusion of persons with disabilities

News release Strengthening the disability sector’s capacity to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities through integration and participation in society April 5, 2019                 Winnipeg, Manitoba                 Employment and Social Development Canada Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in a society without barriers. Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced financial support for

New supportive homes coming soon to Sechelt

Sechelt Friday, April 5, 2019 1:45 PM Forty people experiencing homelessness will soon have a place to call home, with wraparound supports to help them get back on their feet and a chance to rebuild their lives in their community. “This project in Sechelt means that people in need will have the homes and supports they need to help them reconnect with their goals and hopes for a better life,” said

World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd,2019

Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of World Autism Awareness Day.   Theme for 2019 World Autism Awareness Day  is “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”     We want to support them cause they are people. They are just as equal as anyone just because they have autism does not mean they are not capable being in our society. They are people that want be included in our society and all us need

Governments of Canada and British Columbia Collaborate to Help Make Sport More Accessible

News release VICTORIA, March 29, 2019 More British Columbians can take part in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball this year thanks to the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), funded equally by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Together, the governments are investing nearly $1.2 million in 2018–19 to support projects that strengthen physical literacy and the participation of children and youth in sport. This

New homes with supports for people in need in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Friday, March 29, 2019 10:30 AM Safe, warm homes are on the way for people experiencing homelessness as a new supportive housing project opens in Chilliwack. “Supportive housing does not only mean a safe space, meals and a place to sleep. It also means hope for a better tomorrow,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “We’re fortunate to have such committed partners like the City of Chilliwack to

New housing brings support and hope for people in need in Kamloops

Kamloops Friday, March 29, 2019 11:15 AM People experiencing homelessness in the area will soon have permanent modular homes with around-the-clock staffing and wraparound supports in Spero House, or “house of hope.” “Without the foundation of a place to call home, it’s next to impossible for people to build a stable life with opportunities for success,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Based on the housing-first model,

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