Reaching out for help is worth it

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Child and Youth Mental Health Day, Keely Ryan, 20, wants youth to know that taking the first step and reaching out for help when you’re struggling is worth it. “I understand what it’s like to …

More people to benefit from farmers’ market program

The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets has expanded the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon program to help more lower income households access fresh, locally-grown, healthy food, thanks to support from the Province. “Building up on last year’s historic provincial expansion …

Achieving results and delivering more MRI exams

People throughout B.C. will continue to get improved access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams as government adds 15,000 more exams in the second year of the B.C. Surgical and Diagnostic Imaging Strategy after exceeding its first-year targets. “I’m proud …

Programs target those who commit violence in relationships

Prevention and intervention programs for perpetrators of domestic violence is the focus of nearly $300,000 in funding that is being awarded to 10 community organizations throughout the province. “Our government continues to work collaboratively with partners in the community to …

More open textbooks arriving on student bookshelves

Students in British Columbia are getting more affordable post-secondary education, and instructors are benefiting from high-quality, innovative teaching materials, because of an investment in open education resources (OER). Funding of $3.26 million for OER, including more open textbooks, was announced …