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New funding to help sexual assault survivors

There is more help on the way for survivors of sexual assault through a three-year, $10-million grant program to support the delivery of co-ordinated emergency sexual assault response services in regions throughout B.C. “Gender-based violence, including sexual assault, can increase …

Downtown Eastside supported through skills training, employment

Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents will use their knowledge of the community, while gaining valuable skills and paid work experience to support their fellow residents, though $200,000 from the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement. Known as “peers”, these resident trainees will benefit …

Smartphones to better connect vulnerable

Vulnerable people, including people experiencing homelessness, will have better access to services through smartphones distributed by the social service organizations that support them. “The need for internet connectivity has never been as important as it is right now. For people …

New emergency supports for province’s most vulnerable

To ensure B.C.’s most vulnerable – including people on income or disability assistance and low-income seniors – do not encounter additional barriers during the COVID-19 crisis, the Province is implementing a series of temporary supports and supplements. “We are putting …