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Minister’s statement on income survey

Victoria Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM This for those that are interested in income statistics for people with disabilities want to know for group needing this info useful Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has released the following statement on Statistics Canada’s release of the Canadian Income Survey 2018, which shows declines in poverty rates in British Columbia: “The 2018 Canadian Income Survey demonstrates that TogetherBC,

Government of Canada proposes changes to medical assistance in dying legislation

From: Department of Justice Canada News release February 24, 2020 – Ottawa – Department of Justice Canada Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced the introduction of a bill, which proposes

Provincial budget increases CLBC respite rate for individuals and families

Posted on February 19, 2020 Community Living BC is increasing minimum respite rates for families from $2,800 to $3,080 per year effective April 1, 2020. This is made possible thanks to $1 million per year in new funding announced in the provincial budget on February 18, 2020. Respite funding is provided to family members who are caring for eligible individuals. It typically funds a worker to provide support to an

BC Budget 2020 Coverage of todays BC Budget 2020 This page is highlight what in budget for people with disabilities.     highlight’s Other Programs funding just enough to cover caseload pressures, such as $131 million over three years for income assistance, disability and other social supports and $121 million for Community Living B.C. Is the earning exemptions going up 100.00 cost of 20 million over 3 years  to increase the earning

Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness program

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Backgrounder The Government of Canada invests significantly in apprenticeship through grants, loans, tax credits, Employment Insurance benefits during in-school training and project funding across various programs. Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness program Budget 2018 announced the Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness program to encourage Canadians—including those who face barriers, such as women, Indigenous people, racialized persons, newcomers, people with disabilities and youth—to explore and

Full text: 2020 B.C. Speech from the Throne

Intent is to inform Self Advocates and those that interested in BC Throne Speech that was on Feb 11th,2020 in BC Leg Published Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:32PM PST Last Updated Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:05PM PST Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin arrives to prorogue the session before the throne speech at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito Speech from the Throne Her Honour

Celebrate Diverse Abilities Magazine Winter 2019/2020.

Celebrate Diverse Abilities Welcome to the Winter 2019-20 Edition of CLBC’s “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” magazine.Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well as family members. The theme for this edition is “The Future is Accessible.” The stories in this edition show that accessibility has many aspects: not only physical access to buildings, spaces and transportation, but

Positive changes coming for K-12 students after completion of funding review

Victoria Friday, February 7, 2020 11:45 AM For the first time, B.C.’s children and youth in care will be recognized through a new supplement when funding is allocated to school districts next month. This change will also expand priority funding to more children with mental-health challenges and those living in low-income families. “We’ve heard loud and clear that years of neglect have left far too many of our most vulnerable children

BC People First Newsletter Feb 7th,2020 Update

February 7, 2020 In this newsletter: President’s Message BCPF Conference 2020: Empowering Employment Call for Board Nominations Advocacy Leadership of the Year Award Your Voice Matters Advocacy Tips BCPF Recommends! President’s Message Hello BC People First Members, Volunteers, Community Partners, and Supporters! It’s hard to believe the month of January has already come and gone but we welcome 2020! We are looking forward to another great year filled with advocacy efforts and

Community Living BC message on death of individual receiving home sharing services

February 5, 2020 Community Living BC message on death of individual receiving home sharing services Community Living BC (CLBC) staff, agencies and home sharing providers are deeply concerned by the charges announced by the Coquitlam RCMP on January 29 against a caregiver and local non-profit society. We are devastated by the death of someone receiving services and extend our heartfelt condolences to family and friends. CLBC learned of this tragic

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