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B.C. to improve social housing, while reducing pollution

Victoria Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:30 PM The British Columbia government will invest $1.1 billion over the next 10 years to make B.C.’s social housing stock more energy efficient, less polluting and safer, while significantly reducing heating costs for residents. In making the announcement, Premier John Horgan said the major focus of the retrofit initiative will be to increase the use of cleaner electricity in the province’s 51,000 units of

Faster, better service for renters and landlords

Victoria Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:00 AM Renters and landlords are getting more efficient service through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB), thanks to government investments and innovations making it easier to apply for dispute resolution online and shortening wait times for both hearings and information. “As we continue to update our tenancy laws to better protect people, we know it is important to ensure that the RTB has the resources

Children with special needs benefit from CanAssist devices

Victoria Friday, November 16, 2018 11:45 AM Children with special needs now have more opportunities to play independently and participate more easily in activities with family and friends, as seven unique technologies arrive at child development centres (CDCs) throughout B.C. in November 2018. CanAssist at the University of Victoria worked with the BC Association for Childhood Development and Intervention and CDC staff to select technologies that would be most useful

Government funds library network service expansion to make more published works available in formats accessible for Canadians with print disabilities

News release November 14, 2018                    North Vancouver, B.C.                   Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility announced the expansion of the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) through funding from the Government of Canada’s Disability component of the Social Development Partnership Program. The project will make more published works accessible to people who read using alternative formats,

New affordable rental homes opening in Kelowna

Kelowna Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:16 AM   Low to moderate-income seniors and persons with disabilities in Kelowna now have access to a total of almost 200 new affordable rental homes. The governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the City of Kelowna are officially opening Apple Valley 2 and 3, the final phases in this comprehensive seniors’ complex operated by National Society of HOPE. Apple Valley 3, located at 2075

Investment in workplace technology helps people with disabilities

Burnaby Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:15 PM   A new WorkBC contract that equips people with adaptive technology will open up employment opportunities for people with disabilities and help them thrive in the workplace. Delivered by the Neil Squire Society, the Assistive Technology Services program combines two existing services — Technology@Work and supports offered through individual WorkBC Centres — into one streamlined provincial resource to help more people with disabilities

Inclusion BC and CLBC launch three-year plan to increase inclusive housing

Posted on November 14, 2018 “Home is where our story begins…” – A Report by the Community Living BC and Inclusion BC Inclusive Housing Task Force. Inclusion BC and Community Living BC (CLBC) have today launched a collaborative three-year plan to increase inclusive housing options in British Columbia. The plan was developed by an Inclusive Housing Task Force (IHTF) created by both organizations. Adults with developmental disabilities, and their families,

New affordable housing under construction in Kamloops

Kamloops Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:15 AM Seniors, people with disabilities and people living with mental-health challenges will soon have access to new affordable rental homes, following the Spirit Square redevelopment. The Province is partnering with the City of Kamloops, ASK Wellness Society, Interior Health Authority, Community Living BC and Arpa Investments to develop a new multi-use complex that will provide 43 units of new affordable rental housing. “There is

Inclusion BC and CLBC launch three-year plan to increase inclusive housing

November 14, 2018   Inclusion BC and Community Living BC (CLBC) have today launched a collaborative three-year plan to increase inclusive housing options in British Columbia. The plan was developed by an Inclusive Housing Task Force (IHTF) created by both organizations. Adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, have told us that access to inclusive housing is a vital need. Recent investments by federal and provincial governments in housing provide

Dec 3rd 2018 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of on Dec 3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities take time educate why its is celebrated every year selfadvocatenet.com intention is  to highlight this years theme and awareness meaning of theme this year give you taste what united nations on this is doing other stories capture theme Stay tune for more on this page as we get closer to Dec 3rd 2018 This year theme

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