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People facing homelessness to get local support from grants Updated June 11, 2019, for clarification

Vancouver Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:15 PM   Those with disabilities facing homelessness can receive this People facing homelessness will receive help through grants that support strong, sustainable planning for local groups and organizations working on the front lines in British Columbia communities. The Province is granting $6 million to the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) for a Homelessness Community Action Grant to help groups

TELUS grows Internet and Mobility for Good programs to support 25,000 more British Columbian families and youth

Vancouver Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:56 PM This to self advocates that unable afford internet social development can get internet teamed up with telus to do that  More low-income British Columbian families will now have access to low-cost high-speed Internet, and more youth leaving foster care can now stay connected to their vital support networks through the expansion of TELUS Internet for GoodTM and TELUS Mobility for GoodTM, in partnership

Inclusion BC,2019 conference in Victoria Recape

Thank you! Thank you for attending our 2019 conference in Victoria. It was great to see so many familiar faces and meet so many new people. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make Inclusion 2019 a success. We’d also like to thank the great team of volunteers from Community Living Victoria who did everything from running the registration to supporting the presenters. These wonderful volunteers made everyone feel welcome – especially the delgates! We are deeply

Affordable homes open for seniors in Peachland

Peachland Friday, May 31, 2019 2:15 PM Seniors in Peachland now have access to new affordable rental homes, thanks to a partnership between the governments of Canada and British Columbia, the District of Peachland, Peachland Seniors’ Support Society and community partners. Stephen Fuhr, MP for Kelowna–Lake Country, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along

Government of Canada funds projects that improve accessibility and inclusion for everyone through Canada’s built environment

News release May 31, 2019                Moncton, New Brunswick                 Employment and Social Development Canada Today, as part of National AccessAbility Week, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced support of more than $14 million as of April 1, 2019, to 88 organizations and municipalities across Canada under the small and mid-sized projects components of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). In the Atlantic provinces, over

Government of Canada provides support to film festival fostering culture change and accessibility awareness during National AccessAbility Week

News release May 30, 2019     Toronto, Ontario    Employment and Social Development Canada Yesterday, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, attended the ReelAbilities Film Festival in Toronto. The festival showcases filmmakers and actors with disabilities and reflects deaf and disability cultures in films that aim to raise awareness and promote inclusion. During the event, Parliamentary Secretary Young highlighted federal funding

Government of Canada announces funding for projects that improve accessibility for persons with disabilities in Quebec

News release Ensuring Canadians of all abilities have safer, easier access to our public spaces and workplaces. May 30, 2019              Montreal, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced financial support of more than $4 million over two years through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) small and mid-sized projects components to over 60 organizations in the province

Minimum wage increases June 1

For self advocates with disabilities  that are in employment good news is minimum wage going up here info below Victoria Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:30 AM         B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will all also increase, effective June 1, 2019. Regular increases to minimum wages are one way

Resolutions Passed at Inclusion BC Annual General Meeting

This information is from Inclusion BC those who interest in this self advocates relates to your role advocacy    Written By: Danielle Kelliher Date: May 29, 2019 Two resolutions were passed by the Inclusion BC federation at its Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2019. The resolutions addressed choice and funding in housing options and standards of practice in the community inclusion sector. Resolution 1 CONSISTENT STANDARDS OF PRACTICE (Presented

Government of Canada invites youth leaders to help build a more accessible Canada

News release May 29, 2019                Toronto, Ontario             Employment and Social Development Canada In celebration of Canada’s third National AccessAbility Week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced several initiatives to support youth leaders in their efforts to build a more accessible Canada. Minister Qualtrough made these announcements at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U). While there she announced,

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