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Accessibility Legislation Consultations

Accessibility Legislation Consultations

The purpose of this Framework for Accessibility Legislation is to begin a conversation about accessibility legislation for B.C. Currently, B.C. does not have comprehensive legislation to help identify, remove, and prevent barriers experienced by persons with disabilities. This document outlines ideas about what accessibility legislation in B.C. could look like. However, these ideas are not finalized. There are several accompanying questions in this document and your input and feedback will help guide the subsequent development of B.C.'s accessibility legislation.

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Homelessness Community Action Grants

Working, learning and acting together to end homelessness

The Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) has been asked by the Province to administer the Homelessness Community Action Grant program which provides $6 million to help community groups address homelessness in their communities. This grant will support organizations or communities in exploring ways to better meet the needs of those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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2018 Child Poverty Report Card

The 2018 Report Card shows that BC continues to struggle with high levels of child poverty, with 1 in 5 children under the age of 17 in BC living below the poverty line.

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B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card

British Columbia is experiencing a rapid ageing of our population. Based on BC Stats Population Projections, the number of seniors (65+ years old) in British Columbia is expected to double between 2015 and 2041.

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BC Families Demographic Infographics

BC Families Infographic Series

The BC Council for Families has partnered with SPARC BC to produce a series of infographics about family demographics in regional districts across BC...

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The Invisible Senior

Through personal stories, West End seniors shed light on many issues facing older renters in the West End. Produced by West End Seniors Network (WESN) and SPARC BC in collaboration with local seniors, Gordon Neighbourhood House and the West End Seniors’ Community Planning Table.


Metro Vancouver's Debtscape, July 2016

Metro Vancouver's Debtscape

This report maps the changing ratios of income, debt and assets over the time period between 2007 and 2012 – at the neighbourhood level.

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Jason DaSilva is a director, producer, a disability rights activist and a Deryck Thomson Award recipient best known for the documentary, 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝐼 𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘. His new film 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑊𝑒 𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘 documents his struggle to stay close with his son. Learn more http://whenwewalk.com/the-film/

On June 9th, the District of @LakeCountryBC will host 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 & 𝘞𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘳. This FREE community event will showcase available resources and services and celebrate the Okanagan lifestyle. Learn more https://www.lchps.com/post/lake-country-health-fair

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