Monthly Archives: June 2012

Allan Parker

We are sad to announce the passing of Allan Parker, former executive director of Access Pro Bono and good friend of the BCCPD. Allan was a poverty law lawyer with the community law office in Nanaimo and with the Legal … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions Getting and Keeping a Job—What makes a difference

Despite barriers in the labour market, there are Canadians with disabilities who have been successful in obtaining employment and progressing in their chosen careers.  If this describes your work experience, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) wants to hear … Continue reading

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Network calls on Province to Increase Disability Benefit Rates

Changes to disability benefits in B.C. welcome but fail to address the real problem. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, B.C., June 11, 2012 – While the government’s changes to income assistance are welcome, they fail to address the real problem, especially for … Continue reading

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Premier announces increase to PWD earnings exemption and asset levels

Today Premier Christy Clark announced a number of changes effective October 1st, 2012 for people receiving the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Benefit. These include an increase to the annual earnings exemption from $500 to $800 per month for a single … Continue reading

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TaxiSaver Community Forum

TaxiSaver Cuts Community Forum Tuesday, June 19, 1-3:30pm Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12 Ave TownHall Meeting Room Wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreters. Everyone is welcome. Please join us on Tuesday, June 19, from 1 to 3:30pm, to discuss the … Continue reading

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