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Accessibility funding gives students the tools to succeed

Vancouver Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:15 AM Students with disabilities enrolled at public post-secondary institutions will be given supports to succeed in their studies and train for a range of in-demand careers. Twenty post-secondary institutions will share in $1.5 million in provincial funding announced at Vancouver Community College (VCC), where a pilot program will train students on the autism spectrum for careers in baking and cooking. “All students deserve access

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor June 2018

June 2018 Dear B.C. Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, We hope you are having a good start to the summer! We are happy to give you the following Community Living BC updates: New CLBC Board Chair – starting July 1 New CLBC Planning Process – starting this fall New CLBC website coming this summer New CLBC L.I.F.E.-based service (developed through the ANSO project) – coming soon New stories on www.selfadvocatenet.com 

Government expanding coverage for insulin pumps, eliminating age restriction

                            Attention those with Disabilities this concerns  you as well those that are having  diabetes 1 and 2   Victoria Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:15 AM The provincial government is expanding insulin pump coverage, so any British Columbian requiring one to manage diabetes will have access under PharmaCare, announced Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “For many individuals

BC Parks unveils its first universally accessible playground

Prince George Friday, June 8, 2018 7:45 AM Accessing a northern British Columbia playground just got easier for people with disabilities, with the installation of BC Parks’ first universally accessible playground at Purden Lake Provincial Park. “I am delighted by the new opportunities this playground will provide families and citizens of all abilities visiting the park,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “Building a better B.C.

$20million in savings for low-income people as Minister Bains announces $10/month internet: ACORN members say it’s a significant step but our campaign will continue

This is good news for those with disabilities as well and low income. Posted June 6, 2018 ACORN members are happy today, as the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced a new program offering affordable internet for low-income households. The Connecting Families program targets National Child Benefit recipients and provides 10mbps internet with 100gb usage for $10 per month. Around 220,000 households – up to

Inclusion BC Executive Director announces departure

It is with sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Faith Bodnar’s departure as Executive Director of Inclusion BC, effective June 30, 2018.   Since 2009, Faith has played a critical role in the growth and success of the organization, and while we will miss her, we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor as Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatoon Branch.

Government adds pharmacists into primary and community care

Vancouver Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:30 AM This might be interest to people with disabilities in  a care provider situation The Ministry of Health is adding 50 new clinical pharmacists as part of primary-care network teams around the province. These positions are being added as part of government’s new primary health-care strategy to deliver team-based care to all British Columbians. “Fully utilizing the expertise of health professions and creating these

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018 June15th, 2018

Selfadvocatenet.com in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th,2018 cause people with disabilities are elder citizens that often get abuse from break in  to overdoses and violence to them also can get teased alot to living in isolation. Elder abuse is global and comes in many forms including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse and also neglect. Elderly people are human and deserve the same dignity and respect

Supportive housing under construction in Kelowna

Kelowna Friday, June 1, 2018 11:15 AM The Province is starting construction on 46 units of modular housing with 24/7 support services, which means people who are homeless in Kelowna will have access to secure housing before the cold weather returns. “We understand that shelter providers in Kelowna are experiencing significant pressure from high occupancy rates, and many of their clients are dealing with mental-health and addiction issues,” said Selina

Thank you for making our 2018 conference in Kelowna a huge success!

Thank you! Thank you for attending our 2018 conference in Kelowna! It takes a community to make a successful conference and we want to give a big shout out to everyone who made Rise Up 2018 a success. Thank you to the enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers from Pathways who did everything from running a smooth registration desk to supporting presenters in their workshops to making attendees feel welcome. We are deeply grateful.

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