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BC Govt wants your input Govt is updating their poverty reduction strategy

What is this engagement about? We want to keep reducing poverty in B.C., and we want our future actions to support those who need it most. We want your ideas on how to update Together BC: B.C.’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. Whether you have ideas about how to make more progress on poverty, or suggestions about how we can change our legislation to better serve British Columbians, we want everyone’s perspective!

Eligibility for medical assistance in dying for persons suffering solely from mental illness extended to March 17, 2024

March 9, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario – Government of Canada News release This news release deals with topics that may cause distress. If you or someone close to you needs support, we encourage you to reach out. Resources are available at canada.ca/mental-health. Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians’ needs, protect those who may

March 2023 edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families. 

Welcome to the March 2023 edition of CLBC’s Update for Individuals and Families. As a reminder, you can find all Updates (including past editions) posted on our website here. You can also check out CLBC’s Facebook page here and Twitter page here. If you know of anyone who would like to receive future Updates, please share the link to our sign up page with them. If you have a specific question, or feedback about this update,

Selfadvocatenet.ca St Patrick’s Day Page 2023

Selfadvocatenet.ca St Patrick’s Day Page highlight what is St Patrick’s Day is and San Message also be fun activities enjoy       What is St Patrick’s Day Every March 17, countries around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland credited for bringing Christianity to the country. Initially a religious feast day in the 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day

BC Budget 2023

This is a page for BC Budget 2023 Selfadvocatenet.ca will highlight what is in this budget for people with disabilities as came out today stay tuned Helping people through challenges now Here are highlights Putting money back into people’s pockets A new income-tested renter’s tax credit will provide as much as $400 annually to rentersstarting in 2024, giving the most support to households with moderate and low incomes. ○ With

Grants for non-profits building strong communities

Burnaby Friday, February 17, 2023 10:15 AM People will have better access to health and safety services, recreational opportunities and social programs in their communities as Community Gaming Grants will help not-for-profit organizations buy equipment and build or renovate their facilities. “We love our communities! This capital project funding supports not-for-profit organizations that work to create vibrant and healthy communities,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Through Community Gaming

More than 130 affordable rental homes open in Langford, Victoria

  Housing Announcement Langford Friday, February 17, 2023 11:00 AM Seniors, individuals and families, including people living with disabilities, have a place they can call home now that 130 new affordable rental and supportive homes are open in Langford and Victoria. Fifty-eight rental units are open at 2782 Spencer Rd., in partnership with the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) and helping address a critical lack of affordable rental spaces in Langford. “We

B.C. helps people with complex needs through long-term recovery

Victoria Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:15 AM More people with complex needs can get improved employment supports on their path to long-term recovery, health and wellness, thanks to an $8.2-million provincial grant to the Canadian Mental Health Association of British Columbia.The Links to Employment program is for people who have multiple and persistent barriers to employment, such as challenges with mental or physical health, addictions and disabilities. The program provides

Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group collaborate to publish three new accessibility standards

News release Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group have collaborated to publish three new accessibility standards. Publication of these standards is another step towards contributing to a more inclusive and barrier-free Canada. The standards are: CSA/ASC B651, Accessible design for the built environment; CSA/ASC B651.2, Accessible design for self-service interactive devices including automated banking machines; and, CSA/ASC B652, Accessible dwellings. Development of these standards draws on the expertise, knowledge, and

CLBC named one of BC’s Top Employers for a second year

Posted on February 14, 2023 Community Living BC has been recognized as one of B.C.’s Top Employers in 2023. This designation recognizes the employers in British Columbia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employees are attracted to CLBC because of the opportunity to make a difference by supporting individuals to have lives with connection in communities of belonging. CLBC was evaluated by the editors of Canada’s

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