British Columbia

April 14, 2014
The controversial federal program that allows employers to hire non-Canadians continues to grow more quickly than the overall Canadian labour market – through good times and bad, and despite...
Keywords: Article , Unemployment, British Columbia, All of Canada
April 14, 2014
A single mother with one child receives $945 a month in income assistance or $1,242 in disability assistance. If she receives any child-support money from an ex-partner, the government reduces her...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Disability, Women, British Columbia
March 31, 2014
Law Week is a national event held annually celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The theme for Law Week 2014 is Access to Justice: What does it mean to YOU? There are...
Keywords: Article , Legal Info (PLEI), British Columbia
March 31, 2014
Life in B.C. is about to get more expensive and advocates say it's the province's low-income seniors who will be hit the hardest. A number of rates affecting British Columbians are getting hiked,...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Utilities, British Columbia
March 31, 2014
The province is refusing to pick up the bill once federal subsidy contracts for low-income residents living in housing co-ops end, but the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC...
Keywords: Article , Housing, British Columbia
March 28, 2014
A recent article in The Tyee highlights the critical need for funding of youth programs in the town of Houston, British Columbia. The Dze L' K'ant Friendship Centre in Houston runs the Teen...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, British Columbia
March 24, 2014
Squamish officials backed a call for a $10-a-day B.C. child care program that would come with a $1.5 billion annual price tag. Last week, the District of Squamish became the 26th municipality to...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
March 19, 2014
The City of Vancouver is trying to help find ways to connect the 100,000 city residents without a regular doctor to a primary care physician. The City has launched a provincially-funded citizen...
Keywords: Article , Health, British Columbia
March 19, 2014
Isobel Mackenzie has been named B.C.'s first seniors' advocate by B.C.'s Health Minister Terry Lake on Wednesday morning. Mackenzie has been working for seniors for 18 years, most recently as...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
March 17, 2014
People who work in homeless shelters in Surrey, B.C., say the demographics of those accessing their services are changing. Jonquil Hallgate with Surrey Urban Mission, which offers programs and...
Keywords: Article , Health, Homelessness, British Columbia
Syndicate content