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Applications for $1,000 B.C. Recovery Benefit will begin soon

Victoria Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:30 AM A majority of British Columbians will get a lift with the launch of the B.C. Recovery Benefit, enabling many families and individuals to receive the benefit by the end of the year.“As 2020 draws to a close, we look back on a year like no other. British Columbians came together to face the challenge of COVID-19 with resilience and strength, but the road

Minister’s statement on representative’s report

Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:30 AM Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development, has issued the following statement in response to the Dec. 3, 2020, report from the representative for children and youth: “I would like to thank the representative for children and youth for this report, and I am especially grateful to the families who shared their personal experiences. Children and youth with special needs (CYSN) and their

CLBC Update December 2nd,2020

December 2nd,2020 Key to Home: New resources to help you increase inclusive housing in your community A new video and web site called Key to Home has been launched to help individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and service providers build awareness in their local communities for more inclusive housing. The web site can be found here.The web site provides research information on the need for inclusive housing in B.C.

Hundreds of new affordable rental homes coming to B.C.

Victoria Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:50 AM More than 600 new affordable rental homes are on the way for people with low- to-moderate incomes through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. “These projects will mean new, affordable homes for a wide range of people – from seniors on fixed incomes to growing families and people with disabilities,” said David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. “There’s a lot

Special Olympics BC November Newsletter 2020

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • Latest Newsletter • Special Olympics BC Return to Sport news • Standing ovation for supporters of the first Virtual Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals • Staying healthy at home • Excitement of competing returns with SOBC 2020 Fall Virtual Competition • News from SOBC Athlete Leadership • Changing lives today, tomorrow, and forever • Celebrating

Expanding opportunities for adults with diverse abilities

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency News release The Flower Cart Group provides jobs and skills for adults living with barriers November 27, 2020 · New Minas, NS · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Strong communities work together to provide opportunities for everyone to participate in an inclusive economy. Making sure every Canadian has an equal and fair chance at success is not just the right thing to do, it is

Government of Canada invests in construction projects aimed to improve the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Canada

News release November 27, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada In Canada, everyone deserves equal opportunities to fully participate in society. Many persons with disabilities continue to face barriers to inclusion, and these barriers have only been exacerbated by COVID-19. The Government of Canada recognizes the disproportionate impact this pandemic has had on persons with disabilities

VIDEO: Language matters, say Self Advocates of Semiahmoo, following Chilliwack trustee’s use of R-word

Semiahmoo Peninsula self-advocates are weighing in on the power of language, following a Chilliwack school trustee’s use of the ‘R-word.’ The comment by Barry Neufeld – made in a Nov. 19 Facebook post aimed at three Black Press Media employees – has prompted early release of a video addressing harmful language that was created by members of the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS) as part of the group’s ongoing efforts

CTA Releases “What We Heard” report on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

News release November 26, 2020 – Gatineau, QC – Canadian Transportation Agency The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today released its “What We Heard” report summarizing the input received during its consultations on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR). On June 25, 2020, the CTA’s new ATPDR came into force. They establish modern legally binding requirements for accessible services, technical standards for equipment, communications, training, and

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