DABC attends the 2019 Women Deliver Conference

Today was the first day of the Women Deliver 2019 conference, and Jana was glad to be there representing DABC. Women Deliver (#WD2019) is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women in the 21st century. Advocates are meeting in Vancouver to explore solutions to achieve a more gender equal world.

DABC Receives AccessAbility Week Proclamation Plaque

Photo credit: Province of BC

On May 27, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) Shane Simpson presented DABC’s Myung Lee with an AccessAbility Week proclamation plaque in recognition of DABC’s work in the disability community. He emphasized the work we have done through our Tax AID DABC program, which we operate thanks to funding from MSDPR, and in partnership with other organizations across BC. DABC Board member Elizabeth Lalonde was also in attendance.

DABC thanks the Province of BC for this honour.

 

Province announces more funding for accessibility and inclusion projects

Yesterday, to kick off AccessAbility Week, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced that the provincial government will once again provide funding to community projects that improve accessibility and inclusion. The grants will be disbursed by Disability Alliance BC. We were happy to be in attendance for the announcement.

From the Ministry’s news release:

“Disability Alliance BC is honoured to have the opportunity to once again support projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in B.C. communities,” said Justina Loh, executive director, Disability Alliance BC. “With funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, we will help enrich and improve the lives of all people with disabilities. We are grateful to government for providing the funds and the opportunity to see more amazing projects come to life.”

More info: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019SDPR0038-001074