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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,

Lower income families benefiting from Fair PharmaCare investment

  Vancouver Friday, January 4, 2019 10:15 AM This to for those on income assistance disabilities For 240,000 British Columbian families, the new year brings the help they need with prescription drugs, thanks to a three-year $105-million investment that is reducing or eliminating deductibles and co-payments for lower-income households. “No one should have to make the difficult decision between their family’s health and putting food on the table. We know

Post-secondary students to get 24/7 mental-health support

Victoria Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:00 PM Work is underway to develop a virtual mental health counselling, information and referral service for post-secondary students of all ages throughout British Columbia. A notice of planned procurement has been posted to BC Bid, advising of plans to develop a 24/7 mental health and substance-use counselling and referral service. A competitive process will be posted shortly. “Adjusting to a new environment, learning to

CLBC December,2018 Message to Self Advocates

December 2018 Dear B.C. Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, Holiday greetings from Community Living BC (CLBC)! Here are important CLBC updates: New CLBC board members Inclusion BC and CLBC three-year plan to increase inclusive housing New CLBC Welcome Workshops New Strategic Initiative Advisors Self Advocate Net website and Speakers Bureau Public Guardian & Trustee program for former Woodlands resident payments CLBC welcomes new board members   CLBC has seven new board members.

The Evidence is in: Limit Access to Assisted Death for the Sake of Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2018 TORONTO, ON – The Council of Canadian Academies’ (CCA) issued a landmark report last week that makes clear why medical assistance in dying (MAiD) must be restricted to those at the end of life. Their analysis shows that if Parliament were to repeal the end-of-life criterion in the current law, assisted death would need to be made available to anyone with a perceived ‘mental disorder.’ Experts

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