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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day 2023

Selfadvocatenet.ca is in support of  National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day 2023   This page is to highlight why is it important to recognize indigenous people what many of them went through we at San  ex-knowledge that respect them for their culture indigenous peoples with disabilities  we want in light that area   So first part this theme Remembering The Children   What is National Day for Truth and

Spotlight on Arlene Schouten – A Champion of Self-Determination

Our good old friend Arlene schouten feature from nidus website   We want to take a moment to celebrate Arlene Schouten’s remarkable contributions as the President of Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre. Arlene’s journey is a testament to the power of compassion and advocacy. Her role as a mother and fierce advocate for her daughter Natalie Vetter, who faced complex medical challenges, ignited Arlene’s passion for self-determination and community inclusion.

September 2023 edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families

September Edition 2023 Welcome to the September 2023 edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families. We hope you and your families have had a safe and happy summer. Our thoughts remain with everyone in our province who has been impacted by the wildfires. As we move into the fall, we look forward to once again sharing information, helpful resources and uplifting stories with you through this monthly Update. CLBC and

Province caps annual rent increase well below inflation

Attention Self Advocates BC Govt Announced today Increasing  the rate from 2% to 3.5% as of Jan 2024  so if this affects you make sure contact your mla,s on this . This increase not good those on disability benefits low income again not listening to what is affecting the real people as tell you below inflation rate that 5.6% see problematic as with shelter portion  375 to 500 to add

Attending the 2023 Self Advocacy Leadership Institute in Kelowna BC

On August 15-18, Inclusion BC collaborated with the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship and a number of self-advocacy organizations from across the province to co-host the Self Advocacy Leadership Institute at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna. This was a learning event where self-advocates had the opportunity to learn about the self-advocacy movement from people with lived experience. We interviewed delegates coming from all over BC – Tracy from

PWD Allies | Podcast disability Canada

Looking for a fun, energetic podcast about disability advocacy in Canada? Try Canadians with Disabilities and their Allies, a politics-centric show about PWD advocacy with shared stories of lived experience from coast to coast, and around the world. PWD Allies, hosted by Brent Frain. New episodes every week, airing LIVE! on YouTube. Editor-producer: Neil Matheson 👉 Neil Matheson – YouTube tags: pwd allies podcast disability canada PWD Allies disability podcast

Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace

News release August 29, 2023              Sydney, Nova Scotia              Employment and Social Development Canada   Building on the government of Canada’s commitment to improve inclusion and financial security of Canadians with disabilities, today, the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, announced nearly $73 million in funding under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF)

New homes open for seniors, people with disabilities in Nanaimo

Housing News Nanaimo Tuesday, August 29, 2023 9:15 AM Seniors and people living with disabilities in Nanaimo now have more affordable housing options with the opening of 62 new homes at Sunfield Manor. “These 62 new homes will give seniors and people with disabilities in Nanaimo an affordable place to live and help them stay in their community,” said Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s Minister of Housing. “This project is an amazing

Thousands of new affordable homes coming for renters

Vancouver Monday, August 28, 2023 11:00 AM New affordable rental homes for people with moderate and low incomes will soon be on the way as the Province is inviting non-profits, First Nations, municipalities and other organizations to submit proposals for the Building BC: Community Housing Fund (CHF). “We are in a housing crisis, and this new round of CHF funding will ensure more people have access to an affordable place

BC Wildfires

Attention To our peers .That are Self Advocates that are affected with wildfires   Our harts go out to you with wildfires in Kelowna BC surrounding area and Northwest Territories. As well please donate to help those with disabilities that are evacuated PWD had their life turned upside down and  lost everything they owned. Those that live on disability benefits understanding how it is devastating. San is encourage you to

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