Monthly Archives: May 2019

Affordable homes open for seniors in Peachland

Peachland Friday, May 31, 2019 2:15 PM Seniors in Peachland now have access to new affordable rental homes, thanks to a partnership between the governments of Canada and British Columbia, the District of Peachland, Peachland Seniors’ Support Society and community partners. Stephen Fuhr, MP for Kelowna–Lake Country, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, […]

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Government of Canada funds projects that improve accessibility and inclusion for everyone through Canada’s built environment

News release May 31, 2019                Moncton, New Brunswick                 Employment and Social Development Canada Today, as part of National AccessAbility Week, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced support of more than $14 million as of April 1, 2019, to 88 organizations and municipalities across Canada under the small […]

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The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter June Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw. June 2019 Edition  KSA Newsletter 2019 contains in This month’s theme Launching a New Look The Kamloops Self-Advocate has a new look! After 5 years, we are freshening up the newsletter, making it stand out, and creating a more professional […]

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Government of Canada provides support to film festival fostering culture change and accessibility awareness during National AccessAbility Week

News release May 30, 2019     Toronto, Ontario    Employment and Social Development Canada Yesterday, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, attended the ReelAbilities Film Festival in Toronto. The festival showcases filmmakers and actors with disabilities and reflects deaf and disability cultures in films that aim […]

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Government of Canada announces funding for projects that improve accessibility for persons with disabilities in Quebec

News release Ensuring Canadians of all abilities have safer, easier access to our public spaces and workplaces. May 30, 2019              Montreal, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced financial support of more than $4 million over two years through the Enabling […]

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Minimum wage increases June 1

For self advocates with disabilities  that are in employment good news is minimum wage going up here info below Victoria Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:30 AM         B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders […]

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Resolutions Passed at Inclusion BC Annual General Meeting

This information is from Inclusion BC those who interest in this self advocates relates to your role advocacy    Written By: Danielle Kelliher Date: May 29, 2019 Two resolutions were passed by the Inclusion BC federation at its Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2019. The resolutions addressed choice and funding in housing options and […]

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Government of Canada invites youth leaders to help build a more accessible Canada

News release May 29, 2019                Toronto, Ontario             Employment and Social Development Canada In celebration of Canada’s third National AccessAbility Week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced several initiatives to support youth leaders in their efforts to build a more accessible Canada. Minister Qualtrough made these announcements […]

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Government of Canada supports employment opportunities for persons with disabilities

  News release   May 28, 2019     Gatineau, Québec       Employment and Social Development Canada Video: Ready, Willing and Able Announcement 2019   The Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, today highlighted additional support under the Opportunities Fund that will help improve employment outcomes for persons with intellectual disabilities and […]

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Re-Imagining Community Inclusion report

Dear Re-Imagining Community Inclusion (RCI) Partnership Table members:   I am pleased to share the final RCI report that we released earlier today. This work represents our roadmap forward. It is a thoughtful, community driven approach that represents our shared goals for improved services and increased social inclusion in British Columbia.   As noted in […]

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