ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund

The call for applications for the ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund is now open. The ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund provides funding to create new licensed child care, helping families access, affordable, quality, and inclusive child care as a core service they …

Minimum wage increase June 1

B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest paid workers As of June 1, 2022, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost as the minimum wage increases from $15.20 to $15.65 per hour, becoming the highest in Canada. This increase …

Preparing to strengthen protections for homebuyers

Amendments to the Property Law Act introduced on Monday, March 28, 2022, will enable the creation of a new Homebuyer Protection Period to protect people buying a home in a challenging real estate market. The Homebuyer Protection Period, sometimes called a …

Coming Up: Hats OFF DAY 2022!

Mark your calendars for Hats Off Day: Saturday, June 18th, 2022!  Our booth will be located at 4270 Hastings Street, between Carleton & Madison.  Hang on to your hats for one of the biggest, most popular community festivals in the region. …

Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment

Construction begins on redeveloped Burnaby Hospital! On May 30th, 2022, it was my honour to MC the press conference at the Burnaby Hospital marking the start of the hospital’s redevelopment project. People deserve to receive health-care services in up-to-date facilities. …

Local Government Climate Action Plan

Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) provides local governments and Modern Treaty Nations with predictable and stable funding to support the implementation of local climate action that reduces emissions and prepares communities for the impacts of a changing climate. Learn more here.

Bolstering support for live music events

We recognize the detrimental impact of the pandemic on artists, companies and industries in B.C.’s creative sector. That’s why we’re continuing to invest in recovery efforts for creative industries by providing $2.5 million through the Amplify BC program. This investment will support …

New funding for Burnaby Public Library

Happy Reading!  Burnaby Public Library is receiving $122,926.93 in funding. You will see improvements at the Burnaby Public Library, including: Expanded digital collections and internet access Upgraded spaces and programming Improved air circulation thanks to new COVID-19 relief and recovery funding for libraries. Read …