Entries by Melanie Clark

COVID-19 Information & Support List – April 3, 2020

Financial Supports >>Summary List of COVID-19 Public Health Orders and Government Announcements >>Official BC Government Covid-19 Website Below you will find a summary of financial supports that are available to support people and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. New information is also issued as a bulletin when new public health orders are issued. Subscribe to have them automatically delivered […]

From The Family Support Institute of BC – Family Connections/Support Online – April 2, 2020

The Family Support Institute’s main mandate is to support families any time they need it. Right now we are hosting family support any time of the day/night. We are doing this via teleconference/ZOOM/phone/Facetime/text messaging/email. We are holding ZOOM calls multiple times a day in all regions of the province hosted by our 12 regional staff. […]

COVID-19 Update Teleconference – March 31, 2020

  Dear individuals and families – Thank you to everyone who joined our teleconference call last week. Due to strong interest, we are pleased to invite you to a second teleconference call. Please join the Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction*, Deputy Minister David Galbraith, Dr. Daniele Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial […]

COVD-19 Teleconference – March 26, 2020

  Dear individuals and families – Please join the Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, David Galbraith, Deputy Minister, Dr. Danièle Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer, and Community Living BC CEO Ross Chilton for an update for individuals and families on services and supports during the current COVID-19 pandemic. When: […]

COVID-19 Update – CLBC – March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020   Dear CLBC Service Providers: Thank you for your ongoing dedication to people with developmental disabilities and their families. We would like to provide further information to help you keep people safe and supported. Community Inclusion Support: It is important to recognize that while this is a difficult time for everyone, it […]


I know that all of you are actively engaged in planning for the challenges we are facing with respect to COVID-19. Monday morning (March 16th) Karyn Santiago and I were part of the first of what are to become weekly calls of the Social Services Sector Roundtable. Minister Simpson acknowledged that this is a challenging […]