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September is Disability Employment Month 2023

Selfadvocatenet.ca is in support of  September  Disability Employment Month 2023 September is Disability Employment Month, highlighting the significant role people with disabilities play in British Columbia’s workforce, while also promoting resources and tools employers can use to reduce barriers to inclusion and build better, more accessible workplaces.    

Canadians can now view their Social Insurance Number online

News release August 17, 2023           Burnaby, British Columbia      Employment and Social Development Canada  Service Canada has been working diligently to deliver high-quality, simple, easy-to-access and secure services to Canadians, no matter where they live. As technology advances and clients’ service delivery expectations change, the Government of Canada is taking steps to further modernize its delivery methods and available services. As part of these modernization efforts, Service Canada has

Victoria seniors benefit from renovated homes

Victoria Thursday, August 17, 2023 9:30 AM Seniors and people living with disabilities in Victoria are now living in safer, more comfortable homes with the completion of significant renovations to the Campbell Lodge seniors’ apartment building. “Not only do these renovations extend the lifespan of a valuable housing resource for seniors in Victoria, they also ensure that residents can stay cool and comfortable during periods of extreme heat,” said Ravi

Christmas Time

Written by Michelle Goos When you are on low income it is hard to plan all the things you need to do at any time. But Christmas time is even harder because you want to make sure that you have money for gifts and food and the Christmas dinner, whatever that looks  like to you . For the last 18 years our family always asks for help from the place

Let Go, Let Her Have Her Life

By Michelle Goos (Victoria, B.C.) As a parent with a disability that has a daughter that has a disability, you see your child grow and you grow fonder of them. As a parent, you can look through their eyes at a whole new world. You see things differently; you see new things and all things in a different light as your child sees it. They learn from you because we

My Baby is Not a Baby Anymore

By Michelle Goos My baby is not a baby anymore and is almost grown up. She just graduated from college this past week. She will be busy since she works three days a week at a private school in the kitchen helping with cleanup and etc. She is also in Special Olympics this summer and she is going to the National Games. She is also working to swim the English

Self Advocates for a Brighter Future

  Self Advocates for a Brighter Future (commonly known as “SABF”) was started June 6, 2007, by self advocates and support persons of BeConnected Support Services and Kardel Consulting.  SABF is an open group, which means anybody is able to join. In early 2015 SABF opened up a new chapter in Duncan serving self advocates in the Cowichan Valley. SABF meets once monthly, more frequently when we are working on a project;

Community Living BC releases new plan to improve accessibility

Post on August 10th,2023 Community Living BC is releasing its 2023-2026 Accessibility Plan. It sets out important goals with 30 steps that will be completed over three years. CLBC is also launching a public feedback mechanism to help it continue to improve. “Accessibility is more than a plan,” says CLBC CEO Ross Chilton, “It is a mindset that is fundamental to our vision for communities of belonging and lives with

Government of Canada invests in youth-driven accessibility projects

    News release August 11, 2023                 Scarborough, Ontario             Employment and Social Development Canada In Canada and abroad, young people are a driving force for change and they have a keen desire to participate and engage in their communities. With the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) program, the Government of Canada helps young Canadians support that desire by helping them develop leadership skills, gain valuable experience, and make a positive difference

My July Schedule

  By: Ron Kalsi My name is Ron. I attend Surrey Connections Monday to Friday. I get there on Handy Dart. I really enjoy my schedule doing gym, bingo, and other fun activities like going to Grouse Mountain with my friends. I like going to new places in the community by bus, train, and sea bus. I went to Lonsdale Quay on Tuesday and I bought my lunch there. On

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