Edition: B.C. Non-Profits Newsletter - Summer 2022
Social Supports News
June 24 - People accessing health care in Vancouver are benefiting from more stable, consistent, and supportive patient care, as more support service workers previously contracted out return as Providence Health Care employees. Read more.
June 24 - People from diverse backgrounds with a passion to help build a better, more equitable province are encouraged to apply to be part of B.C.’s first anti-racism data committee. Read more.
June 23 - More than 1,200 households in 15 communities, including four First Nations communities, have access to high-speed internet services in the Cariboo, thanks to the installation of new fibre to the home. Read more.
June 14 - Young people in northeastern B.C. will soon have increased access to much-needed mental-health and substance-use supports, as a Foundry Centre comes Fort St. John. Read more.
May 31 - As of June 1, 2022, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost as the minimum wage increases from $15.20 to $15.65 per hour, which is the highest of any province. Read more.
May 30 - People experiencing food insecurity in B.C. will benefit from $2.35 million in new government funding to support community-based programs and research into emerging and urgent food needs. Read more.
May 27 - A new task force backed by $750,000 in provincial funding will support the Province’s goal to end period poverty and remove the stigma associated with menstruation. Read more.
May 12 - Residents with limited income living in Greater Victoria will soon have improved access to local and nutritious food. Read more.
March 25 - People throughout B.C. at risk of harm or victimization will benefit from grants to create a community-based team of front-line workers to deliver better, faster access to services. Read more.
March 22 - More than 100 people and organizations have been nominated for this year’s B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards for their efforts to fight racism and strengthen diversity. Read more.
March 22 - Thirty-one people from throughout B.C. and one group are being honoured with the Medal of Good Citizenship, recognizing outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.