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CLBC Core individual and family support funding increases in Budget 2023

  Community Living BC (CLBC) is pleased with the commitment made to people with developmental disabilities and their families in the B.C. government’s 2023 budget. Budget 2023 will allow CLBC to maintain existing services, provide new services for transitioning youth, and increase core individual and family supports. CLBC will have a budget of $1.45 billion in 2023/24 to serve 28,000 eligible individuals. Budget 2023 includes $3.1 million for CLBC to

Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletters April 2023

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for People with Diverse Abilities Published by Krystian Shaw.   April Edition of KSA Newsletter 2023 Contains in Spring is a special time of year, when we celebrate new beginningsand the return of warmer weather. Here at the KSA, spring is alsoa time to celebrate the people who work hard to make our world amore inclusive and diverse place. We are celebrating advocatesand activists

Province improves inclusion, accessibility in B.C. parks

Victoria Wednesday, March 22, 2023 10:45 AM The Province is renewing and expanding its commitment to make B.C. parks more inclusive and accessible with the release of the BC Parks Commitment to Inclusion. The commitment comes with additional funding to upgrade park facilities to accessible standards, so that more people can experience the benefits of being in nature. The BC Parks Commitment to Inclusion outlines a vision to ensure everyone

Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26th,2023

Selfadvocatenet.ca is in support of Purple Day recognizing  Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26th,2023 What is the theme of Epilepsy Day? The theme for International Epilepsy Day 2023 will focus on the theme of ‘Stigma. ‘ Earlier in 2022, the theme for this day was “There is no NEAM without ME,” according to the Epilepsy Foundation.   What is Purple Day? Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to

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,

Sexuality, Inclusion and Exploration) is a free festival organized by and for folks with disabilities

  Save These Dates: April 1st-20th: Online, check sixpo.ca for the link April 20th-22nd: In Person at Heritage Hall (Vancouver) SIXPO (Sexuality, Inclusion and Exploration) is a festival organized by and for folks with disabilities, where we will discuss, reflect and learn together about all sorts of topics related to relationships and sexual wellness! There will be panel discussions, speakers and workshops, with plenty of opportunities to engage in conversations

Chicken and Falafel Waffles

Selfadvocatenet.ca Recipe for the Month of March 2023 TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD: 4 servings. These gluten-free waffles made from garbanzo beans perfectly complement Moroccan-spiced chicken with cucumber relish. They’re a savory, low-carb spin on a classic comfort dish. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois Ingredients 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 3/4 cup chopped peeled cucumber 1 cup chopped green onions, divided 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

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