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May, 2021 - BC FORUM endorses anti-racist initiative
May, 2021 - National Pensioners Federation publishes April 2021 newsletter
April, 2021 - Vaccine bookings to begin for 50+ over the next week
April, 2021 - Invitations starting for people 60+ to book vaccination appointments
April, 2021 - BC Budget 2021 supports people now while building the foundation for strong recovery
April, 2021 - CLC on Federal Budget 2021: Canada’s unions welcome ‘crucial’ funding for childcare, skills training and $15 federal minimum wage
April, 2021 -BCFED welcomes new investments in health care, caring services, and infrastructure; undaunted in continued fight for paid sick leave
April, 2021 - Parliamentary secretary’s statement on Advance Care Planning Day, includes link to resource guide
April, 2021 - Government helps more older adults stay independent with expanded program
April, 2021 - Throne speech outlines work to put pandemic behind us, plans for strong recovery
April, 2021 - People aged 60+ can now register for COVID-19 vaccine; Updated April 10, 2021
April, 2021 - Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors
April, 2021 - April 2021 issue of the COSCO BC newsletter published
March, 2021 - Immunize BC, pharmacists move up vaccines for ages 55-65 on Lower Mainland
March, 2021 - Three-week circuit breaker begins now to bend the curve, protect people
March, 2021 - BC continues to advance surgical renewal achievement
March, 2021 - UN launches Global Report on Ageism Hub
March, 2021 - People deemed clinically extremely vulnerable prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine
March, 2021 - BC’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan
March, 2021 - BC FORUM issues Spring 2021 edition of The Advocate newsletter
March, 2021 - Scam season never ends
February, 2021 - BC FORUM makes submission to federal pre-budget consultation
February, 2021 - National Pensioners Federation publishes December, 2020, newsletter
February, 2021 - COVID-19 ICBC customer rebates to average $190
February, 2021 - Information about how to get registered for the COVID-19 vaccine
February, 2021 - Service BC welcomes Health Insurance BC to provincial contact centre
January, 2021 - BC FORUM submits feedback to Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability
January, 2021 - BC takes next steps to protect people with COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan
January, 2021 - Join the JANUARY 28th E-RALLY to show your support for Bill C-213, with special guest speakers: RSVP required
January, 2021 - Tell your MP to vote YES to Bill C-213 - The Canada Pharmacare Act
January, 2021 - Training more health-care assistants to support BC’s seniors
January, 2021 - The Decade of Healthy Ageing: a new UN-wide initiative
January, 2021 - Home Owner Grant threshold set for 2021 tax year
December, 2020 - Actions to protect seniors, improve health care helped BC fight global pandemic
December, 2020 - Disability Tax Credit application deadline Dec. 31st
December, 2020 - Applications for $1,000 BC Recovery Benefit will begin soon
November, 2020 - New cabinet focuses on keeping people safe, fighting COVID-19
November, 2020 - CCPA issues “A Higher Standard” Setting federal standards in long term care and continuing care” by Pat Armstrong and Marcy Cohen
November, 2020 - Alert! November 29 is your deadline to file for continued GIS
November, 2020 - BC FORUM issues Winter 2020 edition of The Advocate newsletter
November, 2020 - Did you know you can call 811 24/7 for health advice?
November, 2020 - BC FORUM addresses senior disability benefit discrepancy