Green Frog is a pest control company that is doing more than just dirty work. By working with and hiring people with barriers to employment at risk of homelessness, they are helping others to rebuild their lives.
To further reduce barriers and make services and resources more easily accessible for people with disabilities, the Province is providing the BC Spinal Cord Injury Community Services Network (BC SCI Network) with $5 million to enhance their services for British Columbians with a physical disability.
For Miya Inkster, finding high-quality, affordable child care was a big factor holding her back from returning to the work force. After a stressful separation and move that affected her financial situation, Miya ended up on income assistance and couldn’t find work that covered the cost of child care.
For the second year in a row, government is increasing disability assistance rates by investing $199 million over three years.
“I grew up in a home that relied on income assistance, and I wanted to be able to accomplish more.”
Social innovators from all sectors came together in Vancouver today for the BC Social Innovation Youth Awards, a joint partnership between the government of British Columbia and RADIUS SFU, held at The Imperial Vancouver.
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