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People encouraged to prepare for stormy weather

Victoria Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 5:55 PM People living in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island and on the North and Central Coast can expect stormy weather between today and Oct. 31. This type of seasonal storm is typical for the region and is not unusual for this time of year. Environment Canada forecasts a narrow band of heavy precipitation moving through the North and Central Coast on Wednesday, Oct.

More than 40 new affordable homes open in Keremeos

Keremeos Monday, October 24, 2022, 1:15 PM Forty-three new affordable rental homes are now open in Keremeos for families, seniors and people living with disabilities. “We all want to make it easier to live, work and play in the communities that we love and call home. This new building will provide families, seniors and people living with disabilities in Keremeos another affordable housing option, so they can do just that,” said

Government of Canada invests to improve the participation of equity-deserving groups in the skilled trades

News Release October 12, 2022,        Gatineau, Quebec         Employment and Social Development Canada Women choose a career in the skilled trades less frequently than men, and they face increased barriers in their apprenticeship training. With the demand for skilled tradespeople at an all-time high, the Government of Canada is making targeted investments aimed at developing a diverse and inclusive skilled trades workforce that will help more Canadians—including women—build good, well-paying

Surrey council moves Harmony project forward

  Peace Arch News Headline UNITI’s South Surrey inclusive housing proposal set for a new public hearing More than a year after rejecting it, Surrey council has reconsidered – and approved the first and second readings for – UNITI’s inclusive housing project, Harmony, in South Surrey. As promised by incumbent Mayor Doug MacCallum at a Sept. 28 Surrey mayoral all-candidates forum, the project was an 11th-hour addition to the agenda

Government of Canada releases national Disability Inclusion Action Plan

News release October 7, 2022         Gatineau, Quebec       Employment and Social Development Canada Persons with disabilities face physical, financial, attitudinal and other barriers to participating in society. Many of these barriers are systemic and long-standing. The Government of Canada is working with the disability community to remove those barriers, and to consciously create a more inclusive country. The work required to achieve this is extensive, and it requires meaningful and

New affordable homes for families, seniors open in Oliver

Oliver Thursday, October 6, 2022 8:30 AM More than 40 new affordable rental homes are open in Oliver for families, seniors, Indigenous people and individual living with disabilities. “With the opening of this building, more people in Oliver will have the security and peace of mind that comes with an affordable place to live,” said Roly Russell, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen. “This helps the whole community; more housing in the community has

Parliamentary Secretary Adam van Koeverden announces new funding to remove barriers and improve inclusivity in Canadian sport

  From: Canadian Heritage News release TORONTO, October 6, 2022 The Government of Canada is committed to creating a more inclusive sport environment for all Canadians. Sport plays an important role in building stronger, healthier communities across the country. Sport should include space for all to participate and excel, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, and ability. Community Sport for All initiative Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of

Community Inclusion Month October 2022

  Selfadvocatenet.com in support of Community Inclusion Month October 2022   This Page in recognizing Community Inclusion Month. Selfadvocatenet.com will highlight the achievements, events and awareness throughout month of October   First part is what is Community Inclusion Month. The B.C. government has proclaimed October 2022 as Community Inclusion Month. In the month of October, communities across B.C. are promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and bringing awareness to the strengths and

Government of Canada launches new resource toolkit in support of the 50 – 30 Challenge

    News Release September 29, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadian organizations are now better equipped to meet their diversity and inclusion goals Equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to Canada’s economy, both now and in the future. When senior executives are reflective of Canada’s diversity, businesses and organizations of all sizes benefit. The Government of Canada believes that corporate Canada should look

CLBC announces changes to Executive team

Posted on September 28, 2022 Community Living BC is changing its executive leadership team to increase its capacity to meet the needs it will face in the future. The changes reduce the number of CLBC divisions from eight to six. The changes are being made due to the pending retirement of VP Strategic Initiatives Jack Styan, and following a review to identify ways to improve our ability to serve individuals

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