British Columbia

January 12, 2016
The Disability Alliance BC has put together an update on the changes to the Disability Tax Credit application. See the attached letter and their website for more information.
Keywords: Article , Disability, British Columbia
January 8, 2016
This project aims to map places and resources in Metro Vancouver which may be particularly useful for incoming Syrian refugees and recent immigrants. It is available both online and in print maps.
Keywords: Online Resource , Arabic, Immigrants/Refugees/Newcomers, Multilingual, Syrian refugees, British Columbia, General resources
November 23, 2015
The Nanaimo Disability Centre has a new website at: You can also find them on Facebook. Check out their Find an Advocate listing as well:
Keywords: Article , British Columbia
November 2, 2015
Last week the BC Supreme Court recognized the right of homeless people to sleep in public spaces. The ruling struck down a bylaw in Abbotsford, BC that banned temporary shelters in parks. For the...
Keywords: Article , British Columbia
October 21, 2015
Self-Advocate Net is an online community for the voice of Self Advocate leaders across BC. It is a place to have a voice, break down stereotypes and encourage positive change in our communities. You...
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, Disability, intellectual disability, British Columbia, General resources
May 22, 2015
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie released her report, “Seniors Housing in B.C., Affordable, Appropriate, Available.” Among the 18 recommendations in the report, Mackenzie proposes a new initiative...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
May 13, 2015
In a 40 page complaint filed yesterday, nine social service agencies from across BC have asked the Ombudsperson of BC to launch a systemic investigation into service reductions at the Ministry of...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
April 23, 2015
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to create a culturally-specific approach to Aboriginal (First Nations...
Keywords: Online Resource , aboriginal homelessness, Homelessness, Indigenous, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
April 14, 2015
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the Downtown Vancouver Ambassadors, a program paid for by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, has discriminated against homeless people...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, British Columbia
March 27, 2015
Rural communities across BC, including Nelson, Nanaimo, and Nelson are also struggling with increased homelessness due to the lack of affordable housing and low welfare rates.
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, British Columbia
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