B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities
[ad_1] The provincial government marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by announcing $500,000 in funding for projects that support accessibility and inclusivity.Sixteen non-profit organizations across B.C will receive grants of up to $40,000, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson said Monday.Money will be distributed through Disability Alliance BC. READ MORE: Disabled advocates applaud Vancouver’s proposal for more accessible beaches The 16 projects focus on employment, sports, education and community participation.One of those non-profits is MAKE IT, a program in East Vancouver that supports youths with addiction issues.“We had identified this need to broaden the scope of the MAKE IT program and move it more into mental health,” Rosie Forth of MAKE IT said. “So we are...