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Premier John Horgan unveils his new cabinet

Self Advocates if your interesting in who the New Ministers are in BC today. Premiere John Horgan has unveiled his new cabinet officially today   To just to point out where we fit in this for disabilities and were to talk to is the new Minister Nicholas Simons, of Social Development and Poverty Reduction maybe to this is our new minister for transportation is Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and

Expression of Interest: Self Advocates Leading Connection During COVID-19

Expression of Interest: Self Advocates Leading Connection During COVID-19 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community, Supporters and Allies,Community Living BC (CLBC) is working with partners to find ways to support people to stay safe and connected through the COVID-19 pandemic. The BC Self Advocacy community has an important role to play to help lead this effort. This message is to let you know about an Expression of Interest posted on the

Medical Assisted in Dying Information Medical Assisted in Dying information What you need to know updates. The issues people with disabilities have This law in how it’s written federal government reintroduced Bill C-7. Under the proposed legislation, medical assistance in dying (MAID) would no longer be offered only to people who are dying, but would include those who are chronically ill and disabled, as well. This bill effectively allows medical death on demand for

Selfadvocatenet Interview with CLBC’s CEO, Ross Chilton

Selfadvocatenet  would like to welcome Ross Chilton, who has been the CEO of Community Living BC (CLBC) since August 2019 Also who was the former CEO of Community Living Society. Selfadvocatenet would also like to thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for the SelfAdvocateNet website.     Selfadvocatenet would like to alternate our questions between CLBC topics and fun facts, if that is OK?       Question Can

Rent freeze extended, pending increases cancelled

Victoria Monday, November 9, 2020 10:00 AM Effective immediately, the Province is extending the freeze on rent increases until July 10, 2021, under the powers of the Emergency Program Act and COVID-19 Related Measures Act. This is an interim measure to provide stability and advance notice for renters and landlords while a new cabinet is sworn in. Increases set to happen on Dec. 1, 2020, are cancelled, along with all

Leaders recognized for efforts to support British Columbians during COVID-19

Posted on November 6, 2020 Community Living BC (CLBC) is recognizing leaders from across B.C. for their innovation and dedication in making sure people with developmental disabilities remain included and connected to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition is part of CLBC’s annual Widening Our World (WOW) awards. This year’s WOW winners include community and provincial leaders who have given extensive support to people across the province. “Congratulations

Government of Canada extends deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit to receive the COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities

News release                                                    October 23, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the lives and health of all Canadians, and disproportionately affected Canadians with disabilities as they continue to face many long-standing barriers further heightened by the pandemic. It is for this reason that the Government of Canada is continuing to

Special Olympics BC September Newsletter Update

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • Latest Newsletter • New Car Dealers Foundation / Special Olympics BC Auction is off to the races • Latest news in Special Olympics BC’s safe, staged Return to Sport • Registration time for the 2020-21 sport season! • First-ever virtual motionball Marathon of Sport just around the corner • Giving thanks to Special Olympics BC’s phenomenal coaches during

New affordable homes opening in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:30 AM Seniors, people with disabilities and other people with limited incomes are moving into 85 new affordable rental homes in Nanaimo as two housing projects open in the community. “These new homes will provide much-needed safe, secure and affordable living for seniors and adults with disabilities,” said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo. “These projects will change lives, and I’m grateful to our community partners

Accessibility Standards Canada launches its first public consultation on priorities for engagement, accessibility standards and research

News release  September 3, 2020     Ottawa, Ontario     Accessibility Standards Canada   The principle of “Nothing without us” is at the core of Accessibility Standards Canada’s mandate. Today, Accessibility Standards Canada is launching its first public consultation. It focuses on priorities for engagement, accessibility standards and research from 2020 to 2022. Objective The feedback obtained from this consultation will enable Accessibility Standards Canada to determine: 1.    How to engage with Canadians

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