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What's New in Employment

January 9, 2013
Workshop proposals are welcome for the 2013 BCACL Conference, WE are Community: Defining Inclusion, to take place on May 22-25, 2013 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The deadline for proposals is January 11....
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Employment
December 3, 2012
Not surprisingly, Adam Schatz favorite thing about working is the paycheque. Adam loves music and saves his money to go to concerts. ...
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Employment
November 8, 2012
In June 2012, the Province of BC announced improvements to the way PWD benefits are calculated. Most of the changes took effect on October 1, 2012. Below is a plain language description of some of the major changes....
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Employment
November 8, 2012
Derek Lith lives in Vancouver, B.C., where he was born and raised. His one-bedroom suite is comfortable and tidy, with pictures and mementos of his family placed throughout. Family is important to Derek and he talks to his parents every day....
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September 26, 2012
The provincial government is asking for public input as it forms its 2013 budget. Members of the public can now register to present to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. Meetings are held across the province....
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Employment
July 30, 2012
Community Living BC (the government funding body for adults with developmental disabilities) is asking for public input on a Community Action Employment Plan to increase employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. ...
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June 11, 2012
BCACL has issued its 2011/2012 Annual Report. It has been a busy year!...
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Employment
April 30, 2012
BC EmployNet, a network of BC service providers committed to advancing employment support practices, recently met to discuss what is needed to advance employment in BC for people with developmental disabilities. ...
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February 21, 2012
BC's Minister of Finance announced the 2012 provincial budget today. The budget confirmed previous announcements of funding increase to CLBC, the Ministry of Social Development and to the Ministry of Education (classroom improvement fund). ...
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Employment
January 9, 2012
A Globe and Mail article from January 6, 2012, addresses the concern that BC's new employment program will not meet the needs of vulnerable populations, including people with developmental disabilities....
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