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Federal government launches new $1.5 billion program to build a new generation of co‑op housing

  News release Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 6, 2024 — Today, the federal government launched a new Co‑operative Housing Development Program to support a new generation of co-op housing in Canada and help make housing more affordable. For decades, co-ops have provided Canadians with secure, affordable, and community-oriented homes. The new $1.5 billion program – co-designed with the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and other leaders in the co-op sector – will

New affordable homes open for families, individuals in Fernie

  Fernie Friday, May 31, 2024 1:00 PM Families and individuals now have access to 49 new affordable rental homes in Fernie with the opening of North End Court. “Families, seniors and individuals in Fernie will soon move into 49 new homes thanks to our dedicated partners,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing. “This project is making affordable housing accessible to the residents of Fernie, so they can stay in

New, accessible school playgrounds open for students

Surrey Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:45 AM Extra provincial playground funding for the seventh year means more fun for students and families in modern and safe playgrounds. “Playgrounds enhance our kids’ well-being,” said Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care. “These are spaces where children can truly be themselves, where they express their joy, and learn valuable social skills. Our government is thrilled to ensure communities throughout the province

National Indigenous History Month of June 2024

Selfadvocatenet.com is in Support of National Indigenous History Month June 2024 This Page will highlight through month of June history of indigenous people  story about  residential schools  why is it important to learn  from history and why this is important understand  that system of humanity is broken and we have to get to a world of everyone is excepted in society  we can help by learning and understanding indigenous culture

New Community Living BC board chair will champion lived experience

Nanaimo Friday, May 31, 2024 9:30 AM Shane Simpson has been appointed chair of the Community Living BC (CLBC) board of directors to succeed Michael J. Prince, who completes his second full term at the end of June 2024. “As CLBC’s next board chair, Shane Simpson brings a familiar voice and a deep understanding of the needs of the CLBC community,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty

BC Provincial Election 2024

This page will be on the BC Provincial Election 2024 that takes place on Saturday, October 19, 2024⁩ All information on party platforms all what parties stand for and also topics that ask party leaders and candidates on where stand on disability issues stay tune as months leading before election check here for further information as release there platforms   For now Inclusion BC has an election kit use help

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter June 2024

Krystian Shaw Publisher and Owner Welcome to the June newsletter! June is a month full of excitement and sunshine. It’s the month of light and growth, with the summer solstice bringing us the longest day of the year. Kids are counting down the days until summer holidays begin, and families are starting to plan fun trips, like going to Disney or camping in the great outdoors. It’s a wonderful time

B.C. minimum wage increases June 1

Victoria Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9:45 AM On June 1, 2024, the general minimum wage increases from $16.75 to $17.40 an hour. The 3.9% increase also applies to minimum-wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers and live-in camp leaders. The increase will help approximately 240,000 workers who currently earn less than $17.40 per hour. On Dec. 31, 2024, the minimum piece rates for the hand-harvesting of the 15 crops

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