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CLBC Board searches for next CEO

CLBC is looking for New CEO CLBC is seeking a leader who is excited about the opportunity to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, families, service agencies and other partners to advance inclusion in communities across the province. With the retirement of current CEO Seonag Macrae on March 31, 2019, the organization’s Board of Directors is working with executive search firm Boyden to help identify a candidate who can establish

Research to better support children and youth

  The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is developing a service framework to better support children and youth with special needs (CYSN) and their families. The framework will guide how the ministry provides and funds CYSN programs and services ready for implementation in April 2020. We understand that the service framework cannot be created in isolation and want to capture the experience of families and service providers as

BC Bus North schedule change

Prince George Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:30 PM This is for those self advocates in this region BC Bus North will be making a schedule change to Route 200 between Valemount and Prince George, to better meet the needs of the communities. Since the launch of BC Bus North, the ministry has gathered feedback from customers using the inter-community bus service. People travelling on Route 200 have indicated a preference

Caregivers get pay increase

Victoria Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:30 PM Foster parents, adoptive caregivers, extended family members caring for children and Community Living BC (CLBC) home-share providers will each receive a boost in support payments – the first increase in 10 years – to make life more affordable and provide more support to some of B.C.’s most-vulnerable children and adults. “Caregivers open their homes and hearts to children and adults who need their support,” said

BC Budget 2019

Selfadvocatenet.com report got out this budget highlighting areas that relate to our area in disability field What in this for self advocates and family members. is increase in disability benefits  by 50 dollars a month up to 1,800 a year starting in April,2019.  A person with disabilities will now receive $1,183 per month. Community Living BC gets increase for Home share  and family based caregivers get increase and extended family

Government of Canada supports organizations improving accessibility and job opportunities for persons with disabilities in Edmonton

News release February 15, 2019                        Edmonton, Alberta                        Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, announced Government of Canada support for organizations to improve accessibility and job opportunities for persons with disabilities in Edmonton, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility. While visiting the Laurel Heights Retirement Residence,

BC Special Olympics February Newsletter 2019

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • February 2019 Newsletter • 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games coming so soon • Make a splash with the Polar Plunge for SOBC • Taking action for inclusion • Tools to help your health • One month to go for Special Olympics Team Canada 2019 • SOBC skaters set to lace up for 2019 Canada Games • SOBC

WorkBC improvements help people get training, find good jobs

  Victoria Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:20 AM Changes to WorkBC will offer better services for people who need support to re-enter the workforce, access training opportunities and find good jobs. “Many people trying to find work face barriers to opportunity. They need a hand overcoming those barriers to take the next step to meet their goals,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “That’s why we

Improved homes for seniors, people with disabilities in Burnaby

    Burnaby Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:45 AM Low-income seniors and people living with disabilities will benefit from a redevelopment project to provide 331 new and affordable homes in Burnaby. The Province, BC Housing and the City of Burnaby are partnering on the Hall Towers redevelopment project. The project includes one provincially owned site and three sites owned by the city at 7282 and 7252 Kingsway and 7255 Edmonds St.

Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Helps to Secure Financial Future for Persons with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2019 Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Helps to Secure Financial Future for Persons with Disabilities TORONTO, ON – In a 7-2 split decision, this past Friday in the case of S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned British Columbia’s Court of Appeal’s decision on discretionary (Henson) trusts. In doing so, the court has set a precedent that will serve to shield

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