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Community Update: Changes to Online Application for Disability and Income Assistance

March 2017 At the end of February, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) introduced major changes to the way that British Columbians apply for disability and income assistance. Here are the main changes as explained by the MSDSI: • People who apply for income and disability assistance are now required to register for the Ministry’s MySelfServe online service and acquire a BCeID to start an application. Applicants

People First Call for Nominations and AGM Information

ALL GENERAL MEETING AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS  13 Mar 2017 Call for nominations for the Board of Directors of BC People First! The Nominations are due April 23, 2017. Elections will be held at the AGM on Sunday April 30th, 2017. Visit our Events page for more details: click here.    Dear Members of BC People First: The BC People First Society (BCPF) is a non-profit provincial organization that is

Law Commission of Ontario Rejects Proposals to Advance Rights of People who have an Intellectual Disability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2017 Toronto, ON On March 8, the Law Commission of Ontario released its long awaited Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship. The report goes to some length to flatly reject detailed proposals it received from the Coalition on Alternatives to Guardianship, which includes Community Living Ontario, People First of Ontario, People First of Canada and the Canadian Association for Community Living. For over

International Women’s Day

    Selfadvocatenet.com in support of International Women,s Day today. We at Sans ex knowledge though in our society that are woman make meaningful contributions and right to a equal playing field  for women and to those in disability community that work protect care and mothers in care of love one we like support all woman in our society for the compassion and also stop bulling against woman. Selfadvocatenet.com we

BC Election 2017 Toolkit Join, Connect, Discuss & Vote!

Inclusion BC invites you to join us in pursuing our vision of a province where we all belong. A province where each child has the love and support they need to thrive and achieve their full potential. Where families and communities are empowered, providing a welcoming and supportive place for all. Where the barriers to inclusion and full citizenship are broken down, allowing all citizens, including those with developmental disabilities,

Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities (Tax AID DABC)

Its that time year again to file your taxes. Disability Alliance Society of B.C. is the place you can get help with for people with disabilities to file their taxes 2017       Who We Are Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities DABC (Tax AID DABC) is a new program offered by Disability Alliance BC (DABC). Through this program, we can assist people who are receiving the Persons with Disabilities

Community Update: Changes to Disability Tax Credit Certificate

Posted on February 28, 2017 by DABC Several changes were recently made to the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Certificate which is used to apply for the DTC. New Address for DTC Applications One significant change is that residents of BC are now instructed to send their DTC applications to the Winnipeg Tax Centre. Previously BC residents were instructed to send these applications to the Surrey Tax Centre. The Winnipeg Tax

Work experience funding boosts Kootenay social enterprises

Creston Monday, February 27, 2017 9:00 AM Two Kootenay-based social enterprises are getting a face lift while seven job-seekers are gaining valuable work experience in the process. The Province is providing $240,171 in combined funding for two separate projects that will renovate buildings owned by the Kootenay Region Association for Community Living in Creston and the Trail Association for Community Living, allowing them to better serve their communities. The work

B.C.’s minimum wage increases on Sept. 15, 2017

Victoria Monday, February 27, 2017 10:15 AM In accordance with a commitment made in May of 2016, the B.C. government will increase the minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour, effective Sept. 15 of this year, to better reflect the province’s overall economic growth and ensure all workers benefit from B.C.’s thriving job market. The new rate includes a 20-cent increase based on the BC 2016 Consumer Price

Province, Rick Hansen Foundation team up on housing accessibility

News Release Burnaby Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:45 PM The Province is providing the Rick Hansen Foundation with $9 million to further their work building accessibility in B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong made the announcement on behalf of Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Michelle Stilwell today. The funds will be used to create and administer two housing and infrastructure programs that will reduce barriers for people with disabilities.

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