Monthly Archives: May 2018

Minister Duncan opens new inclusive and accessible playground in Ottawa

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release Launches Enabling Accessibility Fund call for proposals May 31, 2018                           Ottawa, Ontario                    Employment and Social Development Canada During Canada’s second annual National AccessAbility Week, we celebrate promoting inclusion and breaking down barriers for Canadians with disabilities. Today, to help achieve a more accessible Canada, the Honourable […]

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We were uncomfortable straight away. Only minutes after seating ourselves in the restaurant, we started wishing we’d ordered room service. We never go out for dinner, well, maybe not never, but rarely. We are tired at the end of a work day and like to tuck ourselves away from the world. But we’d seen the […]

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Reminder: B.C. minimum wage increases June 1

Victoria Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:30 AM People with Disabilities this affects too Employers in British Columbia should note that the general hourly minimum wage will increase to $12.65 from $11.35, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will also all increase, effective Friday, June 1, 2018. These […]

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Youth leaders invited to help build a more accessible Canada

News release May 30, 2018                Gatineau, Quebec                              Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s second annual National AccessAbility Week provides a great opportunity to appreciate all the efforts being made to remove accessibility barriers so that people with disabilities can fully participate and contribute in their communities and workplaces. In celebration of National AccessAbility Week, […]

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New affordable rentals under construction in Creston

Creston Friday, May 25, 2018 3:15 PM The Government of British Columbia is partnering with the Kootenay Region Association for Community Living and the Columbia Basin Trust, to build and manage nine new affordable rental units in Creston designed for low-income adults with disabilities. “Affordable housing is the foundation of healthy communities, and these new homes […]

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Provincial funding will improve accessibility

Victoria Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:15 PM To mark B.C.’s first AccessAbility Week, the Government of British Columbia is announcing funding to support projects that will improve accessibility throughout the province. “People with disabilities often face both physical and social barriers in their day-to-day life, and that needs to change,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social […]

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Province launches BC Bus North for affordable, safe travel in northern B.C.

Victoria Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:00 PM   This important news for those with disabilities in the interior of B.C. that use this bus. The B.C. government is launching a new, interim long-haul northern bus service to fill the gap Greyhound will leave behind, and help make sure British Columbians living in the north are […]

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Linguine Pasta with Shrimp and Tomatoes

Selfadvocatenet.com Recipe for month of June  Prep 15 m Cook 40 m Ready In 55 m Recipe By:Cindy in Pensacola “When your homegrown tomatoes are ripe, this is a perfect recipe to use lots of them and have a mouthwatering meal. Canned tomatoes can also be used.” Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, […]

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B.C. to ‘re-imagine’ inclusive-living programs

The B.C. government will launch a project this fall to “re-imagine” inclusive living programs and services for people with developmental disabilities.Social Development Minister Shane Simpson said the details have to be worked out, but he anticipates a four- to six-month consultation with key players, including service providers, advocates, parents and people living with developmental disabilities. […]

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What Happened and Why

I had the oddest experience the other day. I was in a grocery store and had been unable to find what I was looking for. Joe and I went looking for a staff. We saw a woman off in the distance giving directions to someone else and appeared friendly in doing so. So we approached […]

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