August Edition 2017

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Inclusion B.C. presents: Korean String Ensemble Angelorum 1st Canadian Tour

Victoria Korean Catholic Church and Inclusion BC are proud to host String Ensemble Angelorum’s 1st Canadian Concert Tour. SEA is an inclusive orchestra that is making waves in Korea and around the world which is made up of youth without and with special needs (such as autism and intellectual disabilities). Concert will be held in Victoria at Alix Goolden Hall September 13th 7:30pm. Admission by donation (suggested amount $10.00) All proceeds will go towards supporting Inclusion BC Click here for more...

DABC Community Update

Premier John Horgan has announced a monthly increase of $100 to BC disability and income assistance rates. This change begins September 20th 2017 (October benefits). The maximum rate for support and shelter for a single person will be: –           $710 (Income Assistance) –           $757 (Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment – PPMB) –           $1081 (Persons with Disabilities with a bus pass – PWD) –           $1133 (Persons with Disabilities without a bus pass – PWD) Families with two adults who both have the PWD designation will receive a $200 monthly increase. This is the first increase to income assistance rates in a decade despite the rapidly rising cost of living across the province. Disability Alliance BC applauds the new government’s fast implementation of these much needed increases. Additional Information The new Minister responsible for disability benefits and income assistance (Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction) is the Honourable Shane Simpson. While there has been no formal announcement, Minister Simpson’s mandate letter from the Premier directs him to implement a $200 monthly increase to the earnings exemption for assistance recipients and restore the BC Bus Pass program. There has also been no announcement about an increase for people receiving Room and Board benefits, or the Comforts Allowance. We have no further information about these changes at this time. If you have any questions about this announcement please feel free to contact Sam Turcott, Advocacy Access Program Director at 604-872-1278 or...

July Edition 2017

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AccessNow Accessibility App

AccessNow is all about sharing accessibility information around the world. Our goal is to map as many places as we possibly can, and we invite you to help us! A worldwide community, passionate about change, together we can empower each other to have access now. As we pin-point the accessibility status of locations, we can start looking at how to turn all the red pins, not accessible, to green pins, accessible. We want to find ways to create access where there currently is none. If you are someone working to remove barriers…we want to hear from you! We use crowdsourcing to pin-point the accessibility status of locations on an interactive map. Search for specific places or browse to see what is nearby with the accessibility features you need. If info isn’t already on our map, you can add it yourself and contribute to our worldwide community. Click here for the AccessNow...