Entries by Melanie Clark

CLBC Update – April 23, 2020

CLBC and Government Updates Emergency supports announced for home share and support service providers Yesterday, the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction announced provincial emergency funding that will be distributed through Community Living BC to ensure people with developmental disabilities stay supported and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the B.C. Government’s […]

Avoid COVID-19 Scams (Update April 14, 2020)

Avoid the Scams   “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   In troubling times there is always someone trying to take advantage… COVID-19 has brought out the best in people but has also created opportunity for those looking to capitalize on this dangerous environment: “the cybercriminals”. These are not teenagers with […]

COVID-19 Update (CLBC) – April 9, 2020

    Dear CLBC eligible individuals and families – I hope you are well and safe. I am writing to provide you with an update on our most recent work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help keep families informed, we have now launched a CLBC COVID-19 weekly update. You can look here to […]

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 […]