New Reporting Process Allows Easier Return to Disability Assistance After Exceeding AEE Limit

On September 1st the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) will introduce a new procedure which will make it easier for people receiving disability assistance who exceed their Annual Earnings Exemption (AEE) limit to return to assistance. Recipients who wish to do so can continue to submit a monthly report slip to MSDSI even after they reach their AEE limit and cease to be eligible for assistance. Once the AEE limit is renewed the following January or if a person's earned income falls below their disability assistance rate during the year then disability assistance can be automatically re-instated. Monthly reports are due by the 5th day of the following month that inco

Changes to PWD Application Process

August 2016 Beginning September 2016, new measures will be introduced which will make it easier for some people to apply for the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation: Streamlined Application Process for Prescribed Classes Individuals enrolled in the following programs: BC Pharma Care Plan P (Palliative Care Benefits); Ministry of Children and Family Development At Home Program; Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) Programs; and Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits; Will be able to apply for the PWD designation using a 2 page form instead of the current 28 page application. The process for applicants will be as follows: Individuals applying for the PWD designation as a member o

Health and Community!

We would like to invite people from the Aboriginal communities to participate in this interesting and useful program. Some of the courses are so useful, especially for counsellors, and healthcare workers, community members, directors, even more. Most exciting is the writing proposals which many native communities need to learn, especially those in outlying and urban communities.

Tax Tanning.... Planning

Free Income Tax Clinic Drop In Where: Wachiay Friendship Centre 1625B McPhee Ave., Courtenay, BC When: Monday’s August 22- September 26, 2016 (except for statutory holidays) Time: 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Lunch break 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. How: Drop in only. A sign-up sheet will be available at 9am the day of the tax clinic. You can sign up and come back for your appointment. Appointments are 1/2 hour for one person and 1 hour for couple. No phone appointments will be taken. PLEASE BRING: Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue for previous tax year, T4's, T5's or T5007, Universal Child Tax Benefit information, all information you received from the Government North Island College Medical expenses Ta

WAMM! Multimedia Learning Centre!

This fall, we're starting the Wachiay Multimedia Learning Centre! Young people from our community have the opportunity to engage in a full time learning program entirely focused on multimedia production, graphics, screen printing and story. 10 big weeks of intense, immersive learning designed to help youth enter the emerging fields of this exciting and dynamic industry. Everything from "How microphones work" through hands on colour creation, shooting and editing video - even pod casting to the world. Click here to learn more. Get it? Learn more... Ha!