Recent COVID vaccine results are encouraging

Evidence is mounting leading scientists to the conclusion that one dose of a leading vaccine may be almost as good as two. There is also news that in future Pfizer’s vaccine might not need to be kept in extraordinarily cold …

New addiction treatment, recovery beds coming soon

The pandemic has created additional challenges for people who are struggling with substance use and the organizations that support them. Under the previous government, investments in bed-based care did not meet demand, resulting in long waitlists and lack of service …

New program to help students get moving

Our government is launching the Active School Travel Pilot Program at 11 schools across the province in an effort to increase the number of students using active transportation to get to school. This will allow more kids to get outside, …

Support for youth in care extended another year

Youth and young adults in our care deserve to feel supported and safe, especially as we navigate the pandemic. We are extending emergency measures until March 31, 2022 – another year – so that young adults who would otherwise have …

January 2021 update

Dear Community Members, Happy new year. While 2020 was difficult for all of us in B.C., we have reasons to be optimistic about the coming year. So far, over 40,000 people in the province have received a dose of the …

July 30, 2020 News summary

Dear Community Member, The pandemic has been a challenging time for parents and kids in B.C. While adjusting to new routines, figuring out online learning, and missing out on some summer activities, our kids have been remarkably resilient. But as …