February 2nd, 2023 the House of Commons Adopt Legislation for a Canada Disability Benefit.
"The Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) - "Bill C-22, the ground-breaking legislation for a new Canada Disability Benefit, passed third reading and was unanimously adopted in the House of Commons. Bill C-22 will now move to the Senate for consideration where it will be sponsored by Senator Brent Cotter.'
The Canada Disability Benefit has the potential to lift people with disabilities out of poverty. Canada is a rich country, all people living with a disability deserve to live their life without suffering in deep poverty.
More information: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2023/02/house-of-commons-adopts-legislation-to-create-the-canada-disability-benefit.html
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Tsawwassen retiree who was able to construct a perfectly-sized accessory dwelling unit (what we call secondary suites in Delta).
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Author: Norm Van Eeden Petersen Member Advocate
Del-POP is hosting Charles Marohn of Strong Towns. Charles will be speaking on "Breaking free of the housing trap" on September 21 at 7:15PM at the Ladner United Church.
Please go to the following link for more information and to register at delpop.ca/rsvp
Housing affordability and the lack of housing options are high ranking concerns for many, how is Delta contributing to the solution?
"With upcoming civic elections, voters should remember that municipalities shape the future of communities and the type of housing options that will be available decades into the future,” said Jill Atkey, CEO of BC Non-Profit Housing Association, in the news release.
“While the challenges are clear, there are also solutions. British Columbia’s non-profit housing sector has the solutions and expertise to be an essential partner for local governments to help solve the housing crisis.”
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YES, a tool has been developed to measure inclusive housing. The tool is in the testing stage. The purpose, is to help people plan and build housing that is more inclusive for everyone, including people with intellectual disabilities.
Dan Coulter, Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility announces the celerbration of October as Community Inclusion Month. Link to announcement:
Delta Housing Be Mine Society invites everyone, friends, families, businesses and organizations to come and celebrate, "Community Inclusion" during the month of October 2021. As proclaimed by the Province of BC, the focus of this year's Community Inclusion month is INCLUSIVE HOUSING "because all people have the right to live and belong in their community and everyone deserves a place to call home."
More information at: https://inclusionbc.org/community-inclusion-month-2021/
This report was based on a meeting held in September, 2019 in Delta.
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Delta Housing Be Mine Society
The Delta Housing Be Mine Society is a non-profit society. The community of Delta is south of Vancouver in BC, Canada.
Mission Statement: Within the community of Delta, to create supportive, affordable and inclusive housing options for adults with varying abilities.
Vision: Inclusive homes that embrace diversity.