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News release: Rate increase signals priorities of new government

July 21, 2017, New Westminster, B.C. – A significant measure of hope was felt as the new BC Government announced an increase to the Persons With Disabilities (PWD) benefit and income assistance, just two days after being sworn in.Inclusion BC and the Disability Alliance BC are pleased and encouraged with the increase and look forward to working with the new Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction on other measures to

Premier Horgan announces $100 increase to income assistance and disability rates

  The John Horgan government is taking swift action to reduce poverty in British Columbia by lifting income assistance and disability assistance by $100 a month. The Liberal government left B.C. with the highest poverty rate in the country. Reversing that trend will take time, but today’s increase – which needs 60 days to take effect — is a good first step. This lift will move B.C. from one of

We Have A New B.C. Govt Officially Announced today

Selfadvocatenet.com has been following who our new Govt of B.C. is next premier pleased to announce     Premier John Horgan announces new cabinet to build a better B.C.   as followed: Premier Hon. John Horgan Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training – Hon. Melanie Mark Minister of Agriculture – Hon. Lana Popham Attorney General – Hon. David Eby Minister of Children and Family Development – Hon. Katrine Conroy

Here is the Community alert put out by Nidus Personal Planning Centre & Registry regarding the New B.C. Societies Act.

The Nidus Personal Planning Centre & Registry releases Community Alert regarding the New B.C. Societies Act and its impact on board members who have a disability. Under the UN Convention we have a right to full inclusion & participation in community & society. We are permitted to vote, run for government, get married, take out a mortgage or loan, have credit cards etc… and we can’t sit on boards??  

Nickels and dimes: small TransLink fare hike coming July 1

  Published Vancouver Sun  on: June 5, 2017 | Last Updated: June 5, 2017 2:20 PM PDT All those dimes and nickels you’ve been saving can now be put to use: single-ride transit fares in Metro Vancouver are going up five to 10 cents, beginning on Canada Day. It’s the first increase since 2013. The fare hike was previously announced last November and approved March 30 by TransLink’s board of

Creating new national accessibility legislation: What we learned

Selfadvocatenet.com Has just learned that Canadian govt has released the details of findings of the New National Accessibility Legislation Carla Qualtrough Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. Has announced   Official title: Accessible Canada – Creating new national accessibility legislation: What we learned from Canadians On this page Message from the Minister Why Canada needs accessibility legislation Our discussion with Canadians What we mean by accessibility and disability Consulting

Minister Qualtrough announces National AccessAbility Week: Promoting accessibility every day, everywhere in Canada

GATINEAU, QC, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement: “As Canada’s first Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I believe that our country’s diversity is our strength—and when we include people with disabilities, we create a stronger Canada for everyone. It is my pleasure to announce an annual national week devoted to inclusion and accessibility. From

Flood preparedness tips for B.C. residents

Victoria Tuesday, May 9, 2017 2:00 PM While  flood waters in many areas of the Central and Southwest regions of the British Columbia are currently dropping, the Province is recommending that homeowners take proactive steps to prepare for inclement weather and possible flooding. Given high water levels on B.C. lakes, streams and rivers in many areas of the province, residents are strongly encouraged to follow the advice of local emergency

HandyDART Booking Window Extended as of May 1

TransLink is implementing the first of a series of recommendations to improve its custom transit service, HandyDART, by extending the booking window by four hours. Beginning Monday, May 1, the cut-off for customers to request a next-day HandyDART trip extends from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our customers have been asking for increased flexibility in trip booking and we are pleased to be able to deliver it. Extending the booking

Alternative Hearing Assistance Supplement

Posted on April 28, 2017 by DABC Dear Community Partner, Effective April 1, 2017 the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) has introduced a $100 monthly Alternative Hearing Assistance supplement. The supplement was implemented following a human rights complaint supported by lawyers at the BC Public Interest and Advocacy Centre (BC PIAC). The supplement is available to eligible people with permanent profound hearing loss in both ears. Eligible

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