The increased funding is part of a $633 million cross-government strategy to prevent homelessness.
Beginning in April 2022, families will be eligible to receive more financial support to buy specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers and beds.
The province’s Phones4Youth program will distribute smartphones from Telus to every B.C. youth in care age 13 or older over the next two months, according to a release from the provincial government.
Police patrols and searches by friends and caregivers have been unsuccessful in locating him, RCMP said. As a result, his family is worried for his safety and well-being.
The new rules bring B.C. in line with international standards for children’s employment and will come into affect on Oct. 15, according to the province.
The organization was granted $555,000 to develop resources as part of a partnership the province.
“The students grappled with the loss of those unique personal involvements, but they came together and found ways to mobilize and make things happen despite the pandemic,” said Cheryl Cameron, practicum coordinator.

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