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British Columbia improving supports for people on assistance

Victoria Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:30 AM Thousands of people and families on assistance will benefit from increased earnings exemptions announced in the September Budget Update. Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, people on income assistance will be able to earn an additional $200 a month without any impact on their payment. For those on disability assistance, the annual earnings exemption will increase by $2,400 a year. “Reducing poverty is not just

Statement by Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction on Disability Employment Month

Victoria Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:00 PM Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has made the following statement regarding Disability Employment Month: “September marks the fourth annual Disability Employment Month here in British Columbia. “This month is an opportunity for all British Columbians to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce, and the employers and communities who support their success. “Raising awareness encourages businesses

Budget 2017 Building a Better B.C. for Everyone

SelfAdvocatenet.com update B.C. Budget September update NDP budget  Building a Better B.C. for Everyone THIS IS A GOOD START MORE IS NEEDED TO IMPROVE LIVES THOSE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE MORE CHOICE PROSPERITY IN JOBS, HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND INCOME TO HELP WITH BASIC COST OF LIVING IN BC THIS START BUT MORE IS NEEDED.       just click on picture PDF version highlights of budget if want get directly  Media

British Columbia throne speech sets out government direction that puts people first

Victoria Friday, September 8, 2017 2:14 PM Today’s speech from the throne sets out the new government’s vision of a better British Columbia where people come first. “The problems facing people today are the result of past choices, where only a few benefited while families fell further behind,” said Premier John Horgan. “Our government will focus its decisions and actions on making life better for people to help families get

PRESS RELEASE: Canadian Mental Health Association Says No to Medical Assistance in Dying Solely on the Basis of Mental Illness

September 7, 2017 – – Physician Assisted Suicide FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 TORONTO – The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) welcomes the release of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) “Position Paper on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)”, which concludes that Canada’s current law should be maintained, restricting MAiD to persons who are already dying. In June 2016, Parliament adopted a legal regime to authorize MAiD as an

Announcing the SO Team BC 2018 Training Squad!

1 September 2017   We are so pleased to announce the members of Special Olympics Team BC 2018! These dedicated and deserving individuals have qualified for their spots on the Team BC 2018 Training Squad based on their performances in the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Kamloops. Roster by sport This year, for the first time, Team BC will compete in two separate exciting national events: the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer

B.C. celebrates Disability Employment Month in September

Victoria Friday, September 1, 2017 11:15 AM This September marks the fourth annual Disability Employment Month in British Columbia and provides an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce, and the employers and communities who support their success. By raising awareness about the skills that people with disabilities can bring to the workplace and encouraging businesses to build inclusive, diverse workforces, people with disabilities have

Prime Minister of Canada Cabinet Shuffle Announcement on changes to the Ministries.

Point out Carla Qualtrough was Minister of Sports and People with Disabilities we have a new Minister Kent Hehr he becomes the Minister in charge of Sport and People with Disabilities at federal level of Canada.    Ottawa, Ontario August 28, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on changes to the Ministry: Carolyn Bennett, currently Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous

Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES – Summer 2017 Edition

Nathan Bodie celebrates at his graduation ceremony at the University of Victoria.     Welcome to the Summer 2017 Edition of CLBC’s “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” magazine. Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well as family members. The theme for this edition is “Marking Canada 150 – A new generation of possibilities and

B.C. sets sights on $15-an-hour minimum wage, reaffirms commitment to a fair wages commission

Victoria Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:15 PM The provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for British Columbia by announcing a 50-cent increase for September and renewing its commitment to a fair wages commission. In making the announcement today, Premier John Horgan said moving over time to a $15 minimum wage is long overdue in making life more affordable for British Columbians. “British Columbia’s lowest-paid

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