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Selfadvocatenet.ca Year in Review 2022

This Page is our Annual Year in Review of this past year 2022

highlighting the year’s activities, stories and announcements that came in.

 

January 2022 

 

The headline of the homeowner grant help with property tax

Home Owner Grant helps people with property taxes

This was in January few housing announcements from Kelowna, Comox and Nanaimo and Vernon

New affordable, energy-efficient homes coming to Kelowna

New affordable homes underway for seniors in Comox

New affordable homes coming to north Nanaimo

Construction begins on new homes for Indigenous Peoples in Vernon

As well story by Lauren Simpson

Extra Financial Help Can Support Me Better

As well story by Alexa Lehwald

Alexa Conquers Covid-19

 

 

 

February 2022

Krystian Shaw. The newsletter came out in February

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter February 2022 Edition

Christine Lentz Story came in

A Glimpse into the Life of a Young Adult with Disabilities Living in British Columbia

The Federal Govt announced survey had results came with the announcement.

Joint statement by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Canada Employment Insurance Commission Commissioners

Work experience grant’s fourth intake offers new options was updated on Feb 2022

Work experience grant’s fourth intake offers new options Updated on Feb. 2, 2022, to reflect the updated application deadline

Well BC Govt announced an affordable housing project in Nanaimo in Feb 2022

More affordable seniors’ housing coming to Nanaimo

 

March 2022

Krystian Shaw Kamloops SA Newsletter’ March Edition came out in 2022

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter March 2022 Edition

This came in March 2022  BC govt announced Grant for Community Services to help with the support they need

Grants boost community services for children and youth with support needs

Then this announcement came in march to Minimum wage increases tied to inflation support workers, families

Minimum wage increases tied to inflation support workers, families

Then another housing announcement came in this one is in Vancouver

Hundreds of new affordable homes on the way for Vancouver

Then another housing announcement came in march homes in Burnaby

People benefit from 125 new affordable homes in Burnaby

This was announcement in March from then Nicholas Simon was for Community Awareness month

Ministers’ statement on community social services workers

This to in March came in youth announcement by BC Govt

Historic help for youth from care will support strong transitions to adulthood

 

April 2022

Then we had Krystian Shaw Kamloops Newsletter in April came out.

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter April ,2022 Edition

This came in BC Govt announcement. Kids, families benefit from more funding for accessible school playgrounds

Kids, families benefit from more funding for accessible school playgrounds

This to was announced in April was Ten new affordable homes coming to Kaslo

Ten new affordable homes coming to Kaslo

In April this was announced Historic appointment of Canada’s first Accessibility Commissioner

Historic appointment of Canada’s first Accessibility Commissioner

In April this to was announced by Govt of Canada More than 140,000 great work opportunities for young people  were available in through Canada Summer Jobs 2022

More than 140,000 great work opportunities for young people now available through Canada Summer Jobs 2022

This was in April to BC People First award winner Bryce Schaufelberger was chosen Phil Allen award.

BC People First 2022 Award and the Winners were Announced

BC Govt in April announced this news New regulation next step toward barrier-free B.C.

New regulation is the next step toward barrier-free B.C.

This headline news in April This Husband of jailed B.C. caregiver says more has to be done to protect those in need

Husband of jailed B.C. caregiver says more has to be done to protect those in need

This news came in by Govt of Canada Minister Carla Qualtrough highlights investments for accessible housing in Budget 2022

Minister Carla Qualtrough highlights investments for accessible housing in Budget 2022

This was in April came in Goal of a barrier-free Canada moves closer with the appointment of the Chief Accessibility Officer

Goal of a barrier-free Canada moves closer with the appointment of the Chief Accessibility Officer

This story came in April  The Value of Understanding by Lyndon Brown

The Value of Understanding

 

 

May 2022

This was in May B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest paid workers

B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest paid workers

This was in may BC govt announcement Accessible BC plan removes barriers

Accessible BC plan removes barriers

This in May came in by govt of Canada news announced a Major call for proposals was launched to connect persons with disabilities with good jobs

Major call for proposals launched to connect persons with disabilities with good jobs

This was in May BC Govt announcement on Funding helps people with disabilities plan financial futures

Funding helps people with disabilities plan their financial futures

Another BC Govt announcement in May that Communication technology supports independence, participation

Communication technology supports independence, participation

This was in May announcements from the Government of Canada hosting the first annual Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion

The government of Canada hosts the first annual Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion

This was announced in May by BC Govt on B.C. improving inclusivity for people with developmental disabilities

B.C. improves inclusivity for people with developmental disabilities

This was in May announcement from BC Govt on Nearly 100 new homes coming for seniors in Saanich

Nearly 100 new homes coming for seniors in Saanich

This came in May announcement from Govt of Canada this Government of Canada tables the Final Report of the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness

The government of Canada tables the Final Report of the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness

Another BC Govt announcement news came in May New accessible, affordable homes underway in Vancouver

New accessible, affordable homes underway in Vancouver

This came in May announcement from BC Govt news on The process begins to select family connections centres

The process begins with selecting family connections centres

This was in May to had a Selfadvocatenet.com Photo Contest 2022 Winners Announced were Anthony Riley from Surrey Shea Velestuk from Mission BC as well Jill Dunbar from Chilliwack BC

Selfadvocatenet.com Photo Contest 2022 Winners Announced

A dentist Announcement came in May from the BC Govt Helping more British Columbians visit the dentist

Helping more British Columbians visit the dentist

 

 

 

June 2022

This was in June Krystian Shaw’s The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter June 2022 Edition

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter June 2022 Edition

This announcement then came in June from govt of Canada Accessibility Standards Canada and the Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing

Accessibility Standards Canada and the Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing

This was in June clbc news new board members and Board of Directors select lead a non profit support home sharing 

CLBC Board is looking for new members

Board of Directors selected to lead new independent nonprofit society to support home sharing

This in June BC Govt did  warn about first hot weather that did happen

B.C. expecting first hot stretch of summer

Some announcements in June by Govt of Canada

Government of Canada invests in accessible and disability inclusive early learning and child care system across Canada

Minister Qualtrough leads Canada’s delegation to United Nations Conference advancing disability inclusion around the world

Government of Canada invests to make communities and workplaces barrier-free for persons with disabilities

Government of Canada reintroduces legislation to create a new Canada Disability Benefit

More BC Govt Announcements in June

New permanent supportive housing coming to Vernon

Network helps people with disabilities focus on mental, physical wellness

New funding boosts accessibility in B.C. communities

New funding supports deaf blind people in B.C.

New research, funding will support sustainable community services

 

 

July 2022

This came out in July Krystian Shaw. The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter July 2022 Edition

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter July 2022 Edition

Some news BC Govt and Govt Canada joint announcements news in July

Canada and B.C. create 30 new affordable rental homes in Sparwood

Canada and B.C. support 85 new rental homes in Surrey

Canada and British Columbia fund nearly 140 homes under construction in Esquimalt

Some BC Govt News in July as well 

New research, funding will support sustainable community services

Govt of Canada News some in July to

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

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

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

July also had few stories came from Self Advocates

My Blog About my Life by Alexa Lehwald

Healthy Distractions by Kirsten McKitterick

How to Be Happy When Times are Tough by Janeen Messinger

 

 

 

August 2022

This came in August  Krystian Shaw Newsletter August Edition

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter August ,2022 Edition

BC Govt News in August were

Provincial funding improves access to learning for VIU students

New, more accessible supports coming to B.C.’s arts, culture sector

Province recruiting for committees to improve accessibility

Govt of Canada news announcements came in August

Parliamentary Secretary Adam van Koeverden announces ParticipACTION as a national recipient of the Community Sport for All Initiative

Government of Canada invests in youth-driven projects to improve accessibility and disability inclusion

Government of Canada funds projects for low-income adults focused on financial well-being

Government of Canada announces improved financial supports for students with disabilities

Also in August that news came down on changes to  disability tax credit

Changes to Disability Tax Credit Eligibility Take Effect Today

In August few stories came in from Self Advocates

Moving Out On My Own During Covid-19 by Nick Mezzabarba

Getting Through the Pandemic by Robyn Appleton

 

 

September 2022

This came in September  Krystian Shaw Newsletter September Edition

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter September ,2022 Edition

BC Govt news announcements came in September

New homes, child care spaces open in Burnaby

Call for proposals launched to increase disability inclusion and accessibility in communities, workplaces and early learning and child care facilities

More support to help people with rising cost of living

Education by the numbers

Also came in September on News that  Queen Elizabeth II passed away

On the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Govt of Canada news announcements in September

Government of Canada launches new resource toolkit in support of the 50 – 30 Challenge

Legislation to create a new Canada Disability Benefit begins second reading in the House of Commons

Inclusion Canada News in September on Canada Disability Benefits

PRESS RELEASE: PARLIAMENT RETURNS TO DEBATE BILL C-22 – THE CANADA DISABILITY BENEFIT

CLBC news in September that was

CLBC announces changes to Executive team

 

 

October 2022

This came in October  Krystian Shaw Newsletter  October Edition

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter October,2022 Edition

This to came in October Krystian Shaw did a presentation (SEE VIDEO)

Krystian Shaw’s Presentation – The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter

This came in by Govt of Canada Announcements in October

Government of Canada invests to improve the participation of equity-deserving groups in the skilled trades

Government of Canada releases national Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Parliamentary Secretary Adam van Koeverden announces new funding to remove barriers and improve inclusivity in Canadian sport

BC Govt Announcements that was in October

People encouraged to prepare for stormy weather

More than 40 new affordable homes open in Keremeos

Make safe driving part of your Thanksgiving long weekend

New affordable homes for families, seniors open in Oliver

Harmony housing project got reversed good that was in October in Peace Arch Newspaper

Surrey council moves Harmony project forward

 

November 2022

This came in November   Krystian Shaw Newsletter November  Edition

November Edition of Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter 2022

BC Govt Announcements that came in November

Premier Eby commits to maintaining individualized autism funding

New funding helps connect people to jobs in social services sector

Food-service assistant training will benefit people with disabilities

Govt of Canada announcements in November

Making digital technologies more accessible to Canadians with Disabilities

Fall Economic Statement from Federal Govt

Autism BC News that came in November

What do families think of the Family Connections Centres? 

 

 

December 2022

This came in December  Krystian Shaw Newsletter December  Edition

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter December,2022 Edition

Few Self Advocate stories that came in December

Finding Healing During the Pandemic Ashley Cox

Being Valued Mark Downey

My Story About Canva Natalie Raven

My Happiness Project Stacey Kohler

Small Town, Priceless Photos Maurissa Roden

Avoiding the Blues Neera Mangat

Govt of Canada Announcement in December

Statement by Ministers Lametti, Duclos and Bennett on medical assistance in dying in Canada

Government of Canada creates the Disability Inclusion Business Council to champion and advance accessibility and inclusion in the work place 

BC Govt news announcement in December

New cabinet ready to take action on cost of living, health care, housing, climate Updated Dec. 7, 2022

Then CLBC announcement in December

CLBC Accessibility Survey and New service called LIFE

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