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International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3,2019 is in support of international day for persons with disabilities on Dec 3rd.2019 This page is to highlight the history of International Day for Disabilities In support of  acknowledging those with disabilities that we as self advocates been advocating for our rights for many years for equality and respect. We have come along ways in changing the attitudes in our society that those with disabilities are people that want

A boost for B.C.’s arts, culture, community sport programs

Victoria Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:00 PM British Columbians will have a variety of arts, culture and sport programs to enjoy in their community with support through B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants. “These programs bring people together, fostering community connections through art, cultural programming and athletic activities for all ages and abilities,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Our government is proud to support organizations contributing to vibrant,

The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the 2019 Winter Edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine.

Calling for Stories from Self-Advocates! The CLBC Editorial Board is looking for stories from self-advocates for the 2019 Winter Edition of the Celebrate Diverse Abilities magazine. The theme for the next publication will be in support of December 3rd, International Day for Person’s with a Disability: The Future is Accessible . We are looking for 250-word stories about what an Accessible Future looks like to YOU! What does Accessibility mean

New website maps inclusive and welcoming places in B.C. communities

Posted on October 31, 2019 The myCommunity BC website, which is available in desktop and mobile versions, helps people find and share inclusive, accessible places in their communities. For many people, finding a sense of belonging and connection to others in community can be challenging and often overwhelming. A new website is making that easier. myCommunity BC is an online tool that engages citizens to share and celebrate the places

Minister’s statement on Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Victoria Friday, November 1, 2019 8:00 AM Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has released the following statement in recognition of Indigenous Disability Awareness Month: “November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month in British Columbia. This is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous peoples with disabilities and take action to ensure equity of rights, access and opportunities. “In Canada, the rate of disabilities among

Greater stability for legal aid

Vancouver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:45 PM The Province has reached an agreement with the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and the Legal Services Society (LSS). ALL and LSS provide low-income British Columbians with adequate financial support to hire a lawyer to advise and represent them in criminal, refugee and child welfare hearings. This agreement is the most recent of several provincial government initiatives to improve access to justice.

More supports to increase number of trained caregivers Updated Oct. 18, 2019, for clarification

Vancouver Friday, October 18, 2019 10:45 AM The Province is taking action to further increase the number of qualified health care assistants in British Columbia to continue improving care for seniors. Government, through ministries of Health and Advanced Education, Skills and Training, is providing approximately $3.64 million over the next two years to create 418 new health care assistant seats in 14 post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia. Health care assistants

Statement on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Victoria Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:45 AM Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction, have issued the following statement in recognition of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17, 2019: “Today is the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Since 1993, the day has recognized the need to eradicate poverty worldwide. This year,

New Podcast on Accessible Democracy

Greetings! I want to let you know about an exciting new podcast called Accessible Democracy that just went LIVE!   This episode features self-advocate leaders Alexander Magnussen and Vicki Wang, as well as UBC students Evelyn Elgie and Archana Garg. They discuss the challenges faced when participating in elections, offering personal experiences and advice for other people with disabilities and their support staff.   Since lack of awareness is a

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