Category Archives: Latest Announcements

Accessibility Standards Canada and the Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing collaborate on accessible building codes and standards

Ottawa Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 2:10 PM   From the Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/accessibility-standards-canada/news/2022/05/accessibility-standards-canada-and-the-ministry-of-attorney-general-and-responsible-for-housing-collaborate-on-accessible-building-codes-and-standards.html Accessibility Standards Canada and British Columbia’s Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to optimize efforts and resources dedicated to creating a barrier-free Canada. This MOU acknowledges a formal agreement to share information and […]

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CLBC Board is looking for new members — application deadline is July 4

Posted on June 21st,2022 Community Living BC (CLBC)’s Board of Directors governs the overall way CLBC does its work. This includes responsibilities like approving CLBC’s strategic plan and making sure there is a way to know if the services and supports provided by CLBC make a difference for the people we serve. The CLBC Board […]

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

Posted on June 20th,2022 An independent selection committee has chosen the first Board of Directors who will create a new provincial home sharing society with the goal of enhancing sustainability. The selection committee chose eight people from the 45 who applied: Lynetta Beingessner Julya Hutton Sarb Mahli Reba R Noel Ted Nordio Brianna Otto Bernadette […]

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

News release June 22, 2022, Ottawa, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada   Building a barrier-free country is a key priority for the Government of Canada. That is why it is working closely with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to create early learning and child care system that is high quality, affordable, […]

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

News release June 14, 2022, Gatineau, Quebec    Employment and Social Development Canada For the first time in two years, countries from around the world have gathered at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York City, for in-person formal meetings focused on “Building disability-inclusive and participatory societies in the COVID context and beyond.” Leading Canada’s […]

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Network helps people with disabilities focus on mental, physical wellness

Victoria Friday, June 3, 2022 8:30 AM A range of community services for people with disabilities throughout B.C. will be expanded, thanks to a provincial grant of $3 million over three years.With the renewed funding, the BC Paraplegic Foundation will support the BC Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Community Services Network so it can continue to […]

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

  News release   June 3, 2022     Montreal, Quebec  Employment and Social Development Canada   When everyone can participate fully in all aspects of society, our communities thrive, our economy prospers and all Canadians benefit. That is why the Government of Canada is investing to ensure accessibility and disability inclusion is prioritized in Canadian […]

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New funding boosts accessibility in B.C. communities

Victoria Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8:30 AM   Thirty sites in eight municipalities and two Indigenous communities are receiving grants through the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) to support the creation of more welcoming, inclusive places for people living with disabilities. The province provided $2.5 million for the grants, which will also be used to expand […]

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

News release   June 2, 2022, Gatineau, Quebec   Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities.  Working-age persons with disabilities in Canada are twice as likely to live in poverty as those without. That is why the Government is taking action to […]

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Inclusion BC Conference 2022: Everybody Belongs! Recap by Spencer van Vloten

Self-advocates and allies from across Canada gathered in Surrey for the 2022 Inclusion BC Conference: Everybody Belongs!     BC Disability June 2nd, 2022 Upon entering the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, one was immediately struck by the atmosphere. Old friends reunited; new friends being introduced. There were smiles, laughs, hugs, and high fives all around […]

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