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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,

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

Government of Canada improves accessibility for persons with disabilities

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release January 22, 2019                      Calgary, Alberta                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced financial support for close to 400 organizations across Canada through the small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). With programs such as the EAF, the Government of Canada is breaking down the barriers that prevent

Canada’s New Food Guide

Today Govt of Canada announced Canada’s New Food Guide and for Self advocates this information useful for your health. I am linking this guide to govt of Canada;s website and also click on picture below going direct to information Canada’s New Food Guide Website click here Backgrounder: The science behind the new Food Guide  January 22nd. 2019 Canada’s Food Guide has been around in one form or another since 1942.

Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES Magazine – Winter 2018-19 Edition

Welcome to the Winter 2018-19 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 “Inclusion and Equality.” The authors who are featured in this edition share their stories about the many activities, places and relationships where they find a sense

CLBC welcomes new VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Posted on January 14, 2019 Community Living BC (CLBC) welcomes Henry Chen who will begin his duties as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer on February 18, 2019. “I am very happy to have Henry join our Executive team,” said CLBC CEO Seonag Macrae. “He brings extensive financial leadership skills and experience, and a commitment to supporting CLBC’s ongoing efforts to strengthen services for individuals and families.” Henry comes

New skills training, employment supports for people who need it most

Victoria Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:00 PM Survivors of violence and abuse, as well as older workers, will have access to skills training and employment supports so they can participate in British Columbia’s thriving economy.The Province is inviting service providers to submit proposals to deliver skills training and employment services under two new Skills Training for Employment (STE) programs posted to BC Bid.“Survivors of violence and abuse, and older workers,

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