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Affordable rental homes for seniors, people in need coming to Nelson

Nelson Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:15 PM A former motel site will soon make way for 47 new affordable homes for seniors, adults with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness in Nelson. “To do well in life, people need a place to call home, and we are making sure that more people in our community have that today,” said Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “These new homes will provide safe, secure

Minister’s statement on World Mental Health Day 2019

Victoria Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:30 AM This info to for self advocates that are struggling and mental health it  can affect many people in our society and people with disabilities that we care about to get help with it Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has issued the following statement regarding World Mental Health Day: “Today marks an important opportunity for people around the world to bring

Fire Prevention Week emphasizes importance of preparedness

Self Advocates its fire prevention week  being prepared for emergency .This from the Govt of British Columbia if your interested in this information.     Victoria Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:15 AM Fire Prevention Week in B.C. runs from Oct. 6 to 12, 2019. “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practise Your Escape!” is this year’s theme. Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, acknowledged Fire Prevention Week alongside

New Westminster celebrates affordable housing project

Theresa McManus/ New West Record October 7, 2019 01:05 PM A crowd – including residents, New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy, Qayqayt Chief Rhonda Larrabee, Mayor Jonathan Cote and B.C. Social Development and Poverty Reduction Minister Shane Simpson – gathered in downtown New West on Oct. 4 to help celebrate the grand opening of an affordable housing project at 43 Hastings Street. Photograph By Contributed A new affordable housing project in

Advocates Call for Disability-Rights Based Appeal of the Quebec Superior Court’s Decision in Truchon & Gladu

  4 October, 2019 Hon. David Lametti, MP. Attorney General Cc: Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Hon. Carla Qualtrough, MP. Minister of Accessibility, Liberal Party of Canada Dear Minister Lametti, Re: Advocates Call for Disability-Rights Based Appeal of the Quebec Superior Court’s Decision in Truchon & Gladu We, the undersigned members and supporters of the Canadian disability community, are deeply troubled by

New affordable homes coming for families, seniors in Oliver

Oliver Friday, October 4, 2019 9:45 AM More than 40 new rental homes will give Oliver families, seniors and people with disabilities an affordable place to call home and help them stay in their community. “After years of neglect by the last government, many people in our province have struggled to find safe and affordable housing,” said Selina Robinson, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing. “We’re going to keep working

Job skills, supports empower survivors to break cycle of violence

Vancouver Friday, October 4, 2019 12:45 PM Hundreds of survivors of violence and/or abuse in nearly every corner of the province can now access skills training and supports crucial to their independence and healing. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, celebrated the launch of 15 programs throughout B.C. at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House. With more than $924,000 over two years, 94 people will gain employment skills and counselling supports

Minister’s statement on Registered Disability Savings Plan Awareness Month Updated for clarification Oct. 1, 2019

Victoria Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:00 AM Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has released the following statement in recognition of Registered Disability Savings Plan Awareness Month: “October is Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Awareness Month in British Columbia. More than 31,000 people with disabilities have opened an RDSP in B.C., giving our province the highest per capita enrolment rate in Canada. This month is an opportunity

Message from CLBC CEO and Self Advocate Advisor

September 30, 2019 Dear BC Self Advocacy Community and Supporters, From Ross: It is my pleasure to send you my first update as Community Living BC’s (CLBC) new CEO. I began with CLBC on August 12, and I am thrilled to be in this new role and will be visiting individuals and self advocacy groups over the coming months. If you would like to learn a little more about my

BC Man’s Death a Cause for Concern – Medical Assistance in Dying Law Must be Clarified

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25th, 2019 TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is distressed to have learned of the death of Alan Nichols, a British Columbia man with a disability and mental illness who died with medical assistance despite, in his family’s view, being in a state of mental health crisis. Right now, doctors are able to interpret Canada’s medical assistance in dying law more broadly

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