411 Seniors Centre Society

MLA Mable Elmore’s Statement in the Legislature about the 411 Seniors Centre: The grey tsunami has arrived, and they’re working to change the world. The 500-member-strong 411 Seniors Centre Society activates the talents, strengths, expertise and skills of older adults. …

StrongerBC program creates new jobs, opportunities

VICTORIA – The Province is providing more than 5,000 youth and young adults across British Columbia with access to skills training and well-paid jobs through the almost $45-million StrongerBC Future Leaders Program. “This pandemic has set back many young people …

New federal funding builds on plans for a safe back to school

VICTORIA – Building on the Province’s $45.6-million investment to support a safe restart for B.C.’s schools, additional funding from the federal government will allow schools to expand health and safety measures, purchase more personal protective equipment (PPE) and increase capacity …

New emergency supports for province’s most vulnerable

VANCOUVER – 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 …

Safe seniors, strong communities during COVID-19

As part of British Columbia’s emergency novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response plan, the Province is providing the United Way of the Lower Mainland with $50 million to bolster seniors’ supports at community service agencies throughout British Columbia. This will help address …

Supporting renters, landlords during COVID-19

  To support people and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Province is introducing a new temporary rental supplement, halting evictions and freezing rents, among other actions. The new rental supplement will help households by offering up to $500 a …

Addressing the Roots of Skyrocketing Home Prices

I’ve heard from many of my constituents about how housing affordability is their biggest concern.  I suspect this is the case across most of the province. People have seen prices soar and an increasing number of empty homes observed during …