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New affordable homes break ground in Vancouver

This good news for people with disabilities in housing issue start anyways Vancouver Friday, March 2, 2018 10:15 AM The first phase of a new affordable-housing project for families, seniors and people with disabilities is getting underway in Vancouver, in partnership with the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation. “When people have safe and affordable housing, they can focus on building the life they want for themselves and their families,” said Selina Robinson,

Tackling Taxes – Make Sure You Get the Benefits You’re Entitled To!

March 1, 2018 by DABC As of February 26, 2018, the Canada Revenue Agency has opened up online filing of personal income tax returns for the 2017 tax year. There are lots of reasons to file your taxes, even if you have a low income.  Keeping up-to-date on your tax returns gives you access to benefits and services such as: GST Credits and the BC Low Income Climate Action Tax

Students and B.C. government taking a stand against cyberbullying

Victoria Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:30 PM Today, students and government leaders called for a united front against bullying, especially cyberbullying. Premier John Horgan, Minister of Education Rob Fleming and B.C. MLAs joined about 100 students on the steps of the B.C. parliament buildings. “Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness, whether it is in the schoolyard or on social media,” Premier Horgan said. “I’m proud of the

Federal Budget 2018

Selfadvocatenet.com  coverage of Canadian Federal Budget 2018 on Tuesday Feb 27th, 2018   Watching feds on disabilities issues housing, social programs and disability act etc stay tune here live streaming feed watch proceeding as it happens results details will be posted here as i get details of what in for people with disabilities i will post it for now check below release of the federal budget 2018 document This from

Agreement improves access and child-care costs for families

This is good news for those children with special needs that BC Govt announcement today Expanding inclusive, alternative care options for children with special needs   Vancouver Friday, February 23, 2018 3:00 PM The governments of Canada and British Columbia are making significant investments in early learning and child-care systems to improve children’s continuous development and support them in reaching their full potential. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment

CLBC encourages providers to continue to include self advocates at all levels

CLBC messenge  to service providers February 22nd, 2018 The CLBC Editorial Board, made up of individuals served by CLBC from around the province, has expressed their concern that one section of the BC Societies Act may be misinterpreted by providers and non-profit agencies, causing them to prevent self advocates from serving on their boards. The concern has been summarized in a Community Alert issued by Nidus Personal Planning and Resource

Minister’s statement on Greyhound’s service reductions

For those with disabilities in these regions that use greyhound bus service be advised Victoria Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:55 PM     Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena has issued the following statement in response to the Passenger Transportation Board’s decision to allow Greyhound Canada to reduce and eliminate long-haul bus service on routes in B.C.: “Greyhound’s decision to cut service in northern and interior British Columbia is

Province announces in B.C. Budget 2018 funding for CLBC

February 21st, 2018 The provincial government has announced Budget 2018. CLBC’s operating budget for 2018/19 will be $1,015.8 million, including an additional $61 million in provincial funding. The Province has also provided direction to CLBC on key priorities in its Mandate Letter, found here. You can read CLBC’s Annual Service Plan here. “This budget demonstrates an important commitment to B.C.’s community living sector,” said CLBC CEO Seonag Macrae. “CLBC remains focused

Government of Canada creates equal access and opportunities for people with disabilities

News Release From Employment and Social Development Canada February 16, 2018                    Gatineau, Quebec        Employment and Social Development Canada Canadians with disabilities face challenges every day that prevent them from participating fully in all aspects of our society, and our government is taking action to break down these barriers. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced the approval

BC Budget 2018

Selfadvocatenet.com will be the place for coverage of this year B.C. Budget the B.C. NDP and the greens Budget           This just in BC Govt website saying about BC Budget   Budget 2018 puts people first, makes life more affordable for British Columbians Victoria Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:40 PM   Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in the province with

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