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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 continues to advance surgical renewal achievement

March, 2021 - UN launches Global Report on Ageism Hub

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

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