Public Announcements

Madagascar Fundraising Dinner

August 27th – 6pm to 11pm – 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver. The purpose of the fundraiser is to provide a summer camp for 30 kids including a nutritious lunch and snack. Continue reading

Bus Pass Update

The next Bus Pass protest, a day of action, features events outside welfare offices from noon-1pm on September 1. Continue reading

SkyTrain Fare Gates and Options for Assistance

Translink Fare Gates Closed Effective July 25, 2016. Different, more accessible gates will be installed over the next 18 months. Making SkyTrain less accessible is a step backwards for Translink. Continue reading

Family Focus Conference – October 21-23, 2016

The theme, The Value of One; The Power Of Many, speaks to family advocacy and leadership. Angela Clancy and I, Co-chairs of the Family Focus Conference, would like to invite families, individuals, and professionals to join us for this amazing event and be part of something awesome. Continue reading

2.5% Pay Raise Effective April 2016

This 2.5% increase keeps us comparable to the rest of the agencies in the social service sector. Continue reading

Applications open for 2016 CLBC-BCGEU Scholarship Fund

“We encourage people who receive CLBC funding to consider applying for a scholarship, whether they use it for jobs training or to learn more about an area of personal interest,” says Seonag Macrae, CLBC CEO. Continue reading

Provincial Government Changes Asset Limits for People on Disability Assistance

Beginning Dec. 1, 2015, the amount of assets that people receiving disability assistance may hold without losing eligibility for assistance will rise to $100,000 for an individual with the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation, and $200,000 for a couple where … Continue reading

Information on Voting in the 2015 Federal Election

Make sure your voice is heard! People First Canada’s president, Kory Earle, encourages everyone to get out and vote saying: I want to especially encourage people with intellectual disabilities to vote. It is our right and we should use it. Many … Continue reading

2015 Summer Picnic – July 22, 2015

Mark your calendars! July 22, 2015 is the Spectrum Summer Picnic at Trout Lake from 3pm to 6pm. Continue reading

1% Pay Raise Effective April 2015

A 1% increase to pay rates takes effect in April 2015. The Provincial Government has committed to funding increases to community social service workers to 2019. Continue reading