Weekly Review – May 28th 2021


I’m pleased to share some of the important changes and announcements made by our Government this week. 


B.C. launches restart plan to safely bring people back together

The number of British Columbians who have received the vaccine is allowing us to reduce public health orders and restrictions in a careful and gradual way. 

As new vaccine shipments arrive, more and more British Columbians are getting vaccinated, while doing their part to reduce transmission. 

If case counts and hospitalizations remain low and vaccination continues to increase, we will remain on our journey back to normal. 

To make sure we can get back to all the things we’ve missed, it’s important to get vaccinated. 


Commitment to surgical renewal

One of the toughest decisions in the early days of the pandemic was postponing scheduled surgeries.

Since we launched B.C.’s commitment to surgical renewal 97% of postponed surgeries have been completed. 

These are significant achievements, but there’s more to do. We’ll keep making progress to deliver the better, faster care people need. 


Expanded supports to help families coping with mental illness

For too long, families have struggled to access mental health and substance use services needed to support their loved ones that are in crisis, losing critical times when help is urgently needed, and the pandemic has shown us that families need urgent support now more than ever.  

Our government is announcing a $1 million investment for the BC Schizophrenia Society to expand support for people who family member is experiencing serious mental illness, including schizophrenia. 

The expansion of the programs will help make sure people across B.C. will have better access to supports to improve their ability to cope, foster resilience and build compassion. 


Province proclaims Anti-Racism Awareness Week 

Our government is proclaiming May 23-29, 2021, as Anti-Racism Awareness Week – a chance for British Columbians to celebrate and learn about B.C.’s diverse culture, reflect on biases and stand together against racism. 

For information on community events, tools and resources: www.resiliencebc.ca

To learn more about the anti-racism information campaign, visit: https://antiracist.gov.bc.ca/


Support for local organizations to help deliver more vital services

Many British Columbians rely on their local organizations for essential community services and their importance has only increased throughout the pandemic.

Not-for-profit organizations that have delivered social services to people and families across B.C. received support through B.C.’s Community Gaming Grant Program  



The Constituency Office is always available to help the residents of Burnaby North. You can find us at 1833 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, B.C., V5C 5R3.  

Telephone number: 604 775 0778 

Email: Janet.Routledge.MLA@leg.bc.ca