Saturday August 24th 11:30 – 1:30 Mount Douglas park
Come one, come all to Mount Doug Park on August 24th! Reconnect with old friends, or meet some new ones!
Let us know you’ll be there! There will be sandwiches and desserts provided.
Please bring a plate, beverages, a favourite dish to contribute to the table, and a lawn chair or blanket.
Saturday, August 24
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
RSVP with Frances: email@example.com! If you’ve already RSVP’d, please disregard this message. 🙂
Thursday August 22, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Road
This is a great opportunity for the individuals that we support to meet new friends, and re-connect with others. Last year was a fantastic experience for all of us, and we want to make this year even better! We are using the same location as last year, and hope that the sun will shine! Please RSVP by Aug 16.
In case of rain we will cancel and reschedule!
The City of Victoria’s Life Program provides a combination of annual credit and free drop-in visits to eligible low-income individuals and families to use towards recreational programs and services.
On July 1st 2019 the City made improvements to increase access to recreation programs and services for eligible individuals and families. Click here for more details.
“Coming together like this, to share resources and ideas, broadens horizons and connects people outside of paid services,” says Nicole Baker (pictured second from left), co-chair of the CLBC South Island Community Council, about the value of bringing families and self advocates together through local community mapping workshops.
Click here to read the full story and learn how people across B.C. are discovering new places in their communities to belong and connect
Next Steps to Employment–a part of Our Place Society–is offering a women’s support group every Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30am. They will cover a wide variety of topics and it will be an opportunity for everyone to realize they aren’t alone. The workshop is open to women and anyone that identifies as female. They are located at 1627 Quadra Street.
Self-advocates from across the South Island are invited to learn new skills and network at Victoria’s triennial “My Community Conference”, a Self-Advocate Conference being held Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at the Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas St, Victoria. For more information click here!
Read the latest news from CLBC!
Increased Crisis Supplement for People Receiving Income and Provincial Disability Assistance
Dear Community Partner,
Effective December 1, 2018, the province of BC has introduced several positive changes to Crisis Supplements for people in receipt of Income Assistance, the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefit, and the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB) benefit. The changes are as follows:
- The maximum monthly supplement available per person for food has increased from $20 to $40; and
- There is no longer an annual maximum cap on the amount of Crisis Supplements an individual is eligible to receive. The maximum monthly Crisis Supplement for food and shelter and the maximum annual Crisis Supplement for clothing remains in place.
To qualify, a family in receipt of Income Assistance, PWD or PPMB must demonstrate:
- It is needed to meet an unexpected expense or obtain an item unexpectedly needed;
- There are no resources available to meet the expense; and
- Failure to meet the expense would result in imminent danger to the physical health of a person in the family or the removal of a child under the Child, Family and Community Service Act.
Crisis Supplements are not available to cover the costs of any healthcare goods or services.
Disability Alliance BC acknowledges that these improvements to the Crisis Supplement were much needed and represent a positive step forward. However, we remain concerned that the monthly and annual limits for Crisis Supplements for food, shelter, and clothing remain too low considering the rising costs of living across the province. Robust supports during crises for people living in poverty are a critical component of any effective poverty reduction strategy. As such, we strongly encourage government to take additional measures to protect the safety and well-being of vulnerable people in BC.