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Shrimp and Soba Noodle Salad

Selfadvocatenet.com Recipe for the Month of August 2022 I fell in love with the Panera Bread® Shrimp and Soba Salad, decided to recreate it myself, and fell in love with my recipe. This is now one of my favorites! By Chantal Rogers Prep: 20 mins cook: 5 mins total: 25 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 8 cups     Ingredients Orange Miso Dressing: ¼ cup miso paste ¼ cup canola oil

Statement on prolonged heat warnings throughout B.C. Updated July 29, 2022

Attention Self Advocates For your Health. Sunny Hot Weather  information to Stay Safe in heat everyone Victoria Friday, July 29, 2022 4:05 PM Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following statement on prolonged heat warnings throughout B.C.: “As we head into the B.C. Day long weekend, we are seeing prolonged hot

New research, funding will support sustainable community services

Victoria Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 1:00 PM Community social-service agencies and families will benefit from provincial investments in research and a new grant program that will support the long-term sustainability of the community social services sector. The Province is providing $1.5 million in grants to help community social-service sector agencies upgrade their technologies and another $1.5 million to support research to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the community social-services

Message from the Minister of Health regarding Request for Information from Industry on Proposed National Dental Care Program

Statement July 25, 2022, | Ottawa, ON | Health Canada Having access to quality dental care is an integral part of overall health and wellbeing. Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between dental care and basic needs like food or housing. In Budget 2022, the Government of Canada committed $5.3 billion over five years to provide dental care for the estimated 7 to 9 million Canadians who are unable to access

Government of Canada outlines progress towards recommendations made by the Expert Panel on MAID and Mental Illness in their final report

News release July 26, 2022, | Ottawa, Ontario | Health Canada On May 13, 2022, the final report of the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and Mental Illness was tabled in Parliament and released publicly. In the report, the Expert Panel made 19 recommendations laying out a broad set of principles that could structure the practice of MAID for persons with a mental disorder or where concerns

My Blog About my Life

By: Alexa Lehwald Recently, I was involved with ‘Equally Empowered’ and a Film Festival. I also participated, presented and volunteered at an Inclusion BC Conference. This all took place between October 2021 and May 2022. Do you want to know what Equally Empowered is? Let me tell you what it is! It’s a program where adult self-advocates with disabilities become leaders by going to schools and teaching students how to

Healthy Distractions

By: Kirsten McKitterick   My name is Kirsten and I Iove people. At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 my life became so much smaller very quickly. I felt quite isolated like so many others. I found it difficult because I am a social person who enjoys many activities. Covid, and its ability to spread so quickly, brought my volunteer activities, team sports and visiting with friends and peers

Community projects on the Sunshine Coast receive over $761,000 in federal support to enhance infrastructure and improve accessibility

News release Sunshine Coast       Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize public spaces and grow vibrant communities Friday, July 22 – Sechelt and Roberts Creek, B.C. – Pacific Economic Development Canada Shared public spaces are the heart of communities across Canada. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and stimulating local economies. In Roberts Creek and Sechelt, like so many places

Murals Without Walls: Artists Talk About House Paint and Creativity

August 12 2022 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm PDT SESSION INFO: « Back to all events Spend an evening with the artists and community members behind year two of Murals Without Walls. Hear about the artists’ process creating murals for Vancouver streets. Featuring artists Althea Adams, Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa, Rose Poon and Margaux Wosk; event facilitated by Jenna Reid, Artistic Director, Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture. Program Partners: Kickstart Disability

How to Be Happy When Times are Tough

Written by: Janeen Messinger My name is Janeen, I’m 48 years old and I live in a small town in BC. I love going to the library, to movies, to restaurants, to parties and to the yearly Blossom Festival Parade. But, all my fun things stopped in March 2020 when Covid 19 came. At the time I didn’t understand why my favourite restaurant closed, why the movie theatre closed and

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