Tag Archives: Minister of Children and Family Development

Changes aim to support single parents on assistance

The Government of B.C. last week announced a change to the income and disability assistance program that will help single parents secure a meaningful job by allowing them to stay on assistance for up to 12 months while they train … > Read More

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Early Years Centre coming for valley

Families in 14 communities, including Cranbrook and Invermere, will soon benefit from new BC Early Years Centres, which provide one-stop early learning, health and family services to B.C. families with young children. Two of the 14 centres are opening in … > Read More

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Province makes $14.8 million available for childcare providers

Childcare providers throughout the province are encouraged to apply for a total of $14.8 million in major capital funding to create new licensed childcare spaces for B.C. kids. Starting May 2, non-profit childcare providers can apply for up to $500,000, … > Read More

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Foster families make our province stronger

Letter to the Editor When families struggle – whether due to conflicts, substance misuse, illness or because they require specialized care for a child with complex needs – it’s comforting to know there are safe havens available for the children … > Read More

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Support and awareness key to ending FASD

Letter to the Editor Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) affects an estimated nine in every 1,000 infants. And because the wide-ranging symptoms are not always visibly apparent, it is sometimes called an invisible disability. Yet those who live with FASD … > Read More

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Lento re-elected board chair

SD5 Board Notes The School District No. 5 (SD5) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the unanimous re-election of Fernie resident Trustee Frank Lento (pictured above) as board chair at the Dec. 11 board meeting. This position is elected … > Read More

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A day of remembrance and a call to action

Today we remember the young women who needlessly lost their lives in a shocking act of violence at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on Dec. 6, 1989. Twenty-three years ago, our nation was stopped in its tracks as 14 women were … > Read More

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New online tools boost FASD awareness in B.C.

To kick off Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention and Support Month, the B.C. government is launching an awareness campaign with new online tools and an interactive quiz to get people of all ages involved. Every September, B.C. marks FASD … > Read More

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Cranbrook one of seven towns to get pilot poverty reduction strategies

The province and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) have identified seven communities to participate in a pilot project where poverty-reduction strategies will target the unique needs of families struggling to get out of poverty in those communities. Cranbrook, Prince … > Read More

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In appreciation of social work

Letter to the Editor They serve families, children and youth, seniors, criminal offenders, trauma victims and people in need of social services. Social work practitioners and clinicians make a difference every day in every B.C. community. British Columbia has proclaimed … > Read More

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