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B.C. celebrates Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Victoria Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:00 AM British Columbians are invited to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous people with disabilities as government has proclaimed November Indigenous Disability Awareness Month. Acting on a recommendation from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), B.C. became the first province in Canada to dedicate November to Indigenous people with disabilities in 2015, along with the Métis Nation British Columbia and BC First

Commission invites people to chart the path to $15-an-hour minimum wage

Victoria Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:00 AM     Over the next six weeks, British Columbians have the opportunity to share their perspective on the path to raising B.C.’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Fair Wages Commission is seeking input on the timing of wage increases for the general workforce, as well as looking at wage fairness for liquor servers, live-in camp leaders, home support workers, resident caretakers

NEW! Advocate for Service Quality Rack Card and Webpage

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Office of the Advocate for Service Quality (OASQ). We’ve refreshed our materials to explain who we are and how we focus on improving the quality of service for adults and transitioning youth who have a developmental disability (including Autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) and their families. Check out the introductory video on our new webpage and our new rack card with

Getting to work on B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy

Victoria Monday, October 30, 2017 10:15 AM Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced the members of his Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction as he invited British Columbians to share their ideas to help shape the Province’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. The 27 people appointed to the minister’s Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction bring a broad range of expertise to their roles, and will provide their insights

Info Bulletin October 18th, 2017 Update for CLBC Community Council Members

October 18, 2017 The 9th annual Community Living BC WOW (Widening Our World) Awards are being officially launched today with a call for nominations by November 30, 2017. We are inviting you and your networks to nominate someone who makes your community a more welcoming place, and to show us, “What Does Inclusion Look Like in Your Community?” Every year, the WOW Awards create an opportunity to shine a light on

People with disabilities around B.C. to benefit from new accessibility programs

Victoria Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:00 AM Accessible, inclusive communities for people with disabilities are the main goals behind two provincially funded programs designed to improve universal access in British Columbia. Through $9 million in provincial funding, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has launched  two new programs to improve accessibility for British Columbians. “When we remove the physical barriers, we create communities where everyone feels welcome. We are pleased to

Influenza (Flu) Season 2017

    SelfAdvocatenet.com . Its that time of year to get a flu shot  again those with disabilities. Information here if want get a flu shot 2017 for prevent being sick and this information guide will help you to get  a flu shot.   Influenza, also called the flu, is an infection of the upper airway caused by an influenza virus. Every year there is a period of time where

New online application speeds up service for landlords and tenants

Victoria Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:00 AM A new online application to file for dispute resolution will make it easier and faster for B.C.tenants and landlords to resolve tenancy issues. Recently launched by the Residential Tenancy Branch, the redesigned application will guide the applicant through the process to make sure they are providing the right information. This will help avoid adjournments and dismissals due to incomplete or incorrect applications. The

C.L.B.C. Messenge to Self Advocates October 2017

October 5, 2017   Dear members and allies of the BC Self Advocacy community, We hope you are well and have enjoyed your summer!  We are pleased to send you this update about what’s new here at Community Living BC, including updates on: October is Community Living Month Self Advocacy Leadership Conference in Cranbrook 18th Annual Self Advocate Leadership Institute in Mission CLBC welcomes Minister Shane Simpson Thank you to

Panel makes recommendations on medical assistance in dying

Victoria Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:00 AM The chair of a 2016 death review panel on medical assistance in dying (MAiD) cases in British Columbia said the panel is satisfied that public safety is being met, but has made recommendations focused on quality assurance and quality improvement. “Our panel found that all parties involved in the provision of medically assisted deaths in the province are working together and committed to

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