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New tool helps British Columbians plan for job success

Vancouver Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:00 AM Hi all for self advocates if interested in this news from BC Govt on employment  Students, workers and employers in B.C. have a new tool to help them prepare for a career or plan for staffing with the introduction of the Good Jobs Guide. The Good Jobs Guide uses data from the 2019 Labour Market Outlook to provide a practical resource with examples

Report shows support for developing accessibility legislation

Victoria Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:30 PM The accessibility consultation summary report shows strong support for government to develop legislation to make B.C. more inclusive and accessible. The public consultation ran from Sept. 16 to Nov. 29, 2019. The Province heard that people support developing accessibility legislation as outlined in the Framework for Accessibility Legislation. Nearly 500 people attended one of the 10 community meetings around the province, while 75

The Death of Florence Girard

February 3, 2020 Dear Inclusion BC Members and Supporters, Inclusion BC was shocked and saddened to learn the details of the tragic death of Florence Girard, a 54-year old woman with Down syndrome who died in October 2018. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Florence’s family and her friends. The circumstances which the RCMP described as leading to her death have shaken our community. According to the investigation, which was

If You’re Worried About the New Coronavirus, Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Attention Self Advocates This for those that are worried about the Corona Virus tips to pertect your self from virus Washing your hands is key to avoiding infectious diseases like the new coronavirus. Getty Images Common signs of infection of the new coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. The risk of contracting the disease in the U.S. remains low, but if you’re worried there are simple

Government continues to fund and support BC Bus North

This for those that are up in north  interested in this update since last one for people with disabilities in north.   Prince George Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:30 AM People who live and work in the North will be able to continue to rely on inter-city bus services, with funding provided by the Province and Government of Canada, through to March 31, 2021. The Government of Canada, through Western

Kootenay project makes biking more inclusive, provides jobs

Nakusp Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:30 PM People in the Kootenay region will gain work experience and build their resumes while helping the Kootenay Adaptive Sports Association (KASA) expand adaptive mountain biking in British Columbia. Adaptive mountain biking encompasses a range of events and riders who typically cannot ride a standard mountain bike and require adapted equipment and/or trails to suit their physical, intellectual, neurological and sensory abilities. “This project

New homes for people with disabilities open in Creston

Creston Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:15 PM People living with disabilities now have access to nine new affordable rental homes in Creston, thanks to a partnership between the Province, the Columbia Basin Trust and the Kootenay Region Association for Community Living (KRACL). The new homes are located at Spectrum Farms on Erickson Road, a 26-acre site owned by KRACL, which is home to a variety of social enterprises. The Cedar

Better supports for people facing poverty

Vancouver Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:15 AM   People experiencing poverty now have better access to income and disability assistance through a series of changes designed to give them the help they need, when they need it.“We took a careful look at the existing policies for income and disability assistance and asked if they’re helping or harming the people they are meant to support,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social

January is Accessibility Month at Small Business of British Columbia

Intent to promote this for people with disabilities acknowledging information from Small Business of BC on effort to be accessible work places awesome Small Business BC is excited to announce our inaugural Accessibility Month. Are you looking to start or grow your own business? Join us for Accessibility Month in January 2020 featuring over 20 seminars and webinars, all with in-person ASL interpretation. A variety of topics will be covered,

Home Sharing CLBC wants to hear about your experience

Hello Self Advocacy Community!   We need your voice! CLBC is hosting sessions across the province to hear first hand how we can improve home sharing. We especially want to know how we can make the matching process better, as well as how we can better respond when things go wrong.   The best way to make the right improvements is to hear directly from people who live in a

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