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New supportive homes coming soon to Sechelt

Sechelt Friday, April 5, 2019 1:45 PM Forty people experiencing homelessness will soon have a place to call home, with wraparound supports to help them get back on their feet and a chance to rebuild their lives in their community. “This project in Sechelt means that people in need will have the homes and supports they need to help them reconnect with their goals and hopes for a better life,” said

Governments of Canada and British Columbia Collaborate to Help Make Sport More Accessible

News release VICTORIA, March 29, 2019 More British Columbians can take part in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball this year thanks to the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), funded equally by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Together, the governments are investing nearly $1.2 million in 2018–19 to support projects that strengthen physical literacy and the participation of children and youth in sport. This

New homes with supports for people in need in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Friday, March 29, 2019 10:30 AM Safe, warm homes are on the way for people experiencing homelessness as a new supportive housing project opens in Chilliwack. “Supportive housing does not only mean a safe space, meals and a place to sleep. It also means hope for a better tomorrow,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “We’re fortunate to have such committed partners like the City of Chilliwack to

New housing brings support and hope for people in need in Kamloops

Kamloops Friday, March 29, 2019 11:15 AM People experiencing homelessness in the area will soon have permanent modular homes with around-the-clock staffing and wraparound supports in Spero House, or “house of hope.” “Without the foundation of a place to call home, it’s next to impossible for people to build a stable life with opportunities for success,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Based on the housing-first model,

More affordable housing for seniors and families in Colwood

Colwood Friday, March 22, 2019 11:15 AM Affordable homes are within reach for families, seniors and people with disabilities as a redevelopment brings 82 new rental homes to the community. “These new homes represent new opportunities, security and peace of mind for families, seniors and people living with disabilities,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “Our government is committed to delivering affordable homes across the province that are safe and

B.C. government doubling grant funding to provide low-cost dental care to more people

Vancouver Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM This if relates to you self advocates Twenty-four not-for-profit dental clinics around the province will have their annual operating support from the British Columbia government doubled, helping them provide a mix of free and low-cost dental care to people living in poverty. The $3.6 million in funding over three years, which includes $2 million to upgrade dental equipment in the clinics, comes just

Govt of Canada Federal Budget 2019 Coverage of Govt of Canada Federal Budget 2019 I be getting some updates. This page will have details in it. The intention is to help narrow down what is in this budget for self advocates   This first part that is good for self advocates . 1 is Making Canada Accessible and Supporting People With Disabilities 2. Federal Budget continues Ready, Willing, and Able Across Canada For Immediate Release March

Province launches first poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC

  Surrey Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM   British Columbia’s first poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC, outlines programs and initiatives that will help reduce overall poverty in the province by 25%, and cut child poverty in half, over the next five years. “Together, we can build a fairer province by bringing down barriers and giving people the services and supports they need to break out of the cycle of poverty,”

CLBC March,2019 Message to Self Advocates

March 2019 Dear B.C. Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, We hope you are all having a happy and healthy start to 2019. We are pleased to share some recent CLBC updates.   From Seonag: This is my last message to you before I retire on March 31. I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to serve. It has been a privilege to learn from self advocates across

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