Policy changes implemented to help break the cycle of poverty and build a better B.C. for vulnerable citizens will take effect July 1, 2019.
People will soon have easier, more affordable access to menstrual products with the launch of the United Way Period Promise research project.
More than 100 people will get training and work experience in the forest sector, giving them opportunities for job success and improved lives, through $3.3 million in provincial government funding.
For people struggling with poverty, small changes can make a big difference.
Adults with severe communication disabilities will be supported in living with independence and as full participants in their communities through $9.3 million for augmentative communication technology and professional support.
Vulnerable homeowners in areas threatened by wildfire can access free FireSmart advice and support from a government-funded job creation project supported by the United Way.
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