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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

A Functional Needs Framework for Every Community: CMIST Personal Emergency Planning

Selfadvocatenet.com resources for emergencies with wildfires, air quality bad for your information passing it sharing it to you dabc did document on personal emergency planning CMIST Personal Emergency Planning A Checklist for People with Disabilities and Their Support Workers A Functional Needs Framework for Every Community Emergency Planning and Response for People with Disabilities This document is part of a series created by Disability Alliance BC in order to help

Community Update: Provincial Disability and Income Assistance Rates to Increase September 20th 2017

July 26, 2017 by DABC Community Update Provincial Disability and Income Assistance Rates to Increase September 20th 2017 Premier John Horgan has announced a monthly increase of $100 to BC disability and income assistance rates. This change begins September 20th 2017 (October benefits). The maximum rate for support and shelter for a single person will be: –           $710 (Income Assistance) –           $757 (Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment –

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

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