Weekly Update – July 9th 2021

I’m pleased to share with you some important announcements made by our government this past week.


Financial assistance available for local governments, First Nations impacted by wildfire

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for local governments and First Nations in regions that may have been impacted by the wildfires that started June 16, 2021.


This funding will help communities cover disaster-related losses that are not covered by insurance, such as wildfire damage to public infrastructure – including roads, bridges and other publicly owned infrastructure.


Eased visitation restrictions, new protections coming for seniors in long-term care


People in long-term care and seniors’ assisted living and their loved ones will have more ways to safely spend time together, with a further easing of visitation rules coming into effect on July 19, 2021.


Canada announces historic first early learning and child care agreement


The investment of $3 billion over the next five years from federal government will help us achieve our goal of providing child care for $10-a-day faster. 


By the end of next year, we expect to reduce the average cost of child care fees for parents by 50%. 


This is an important milestone in the development of our inclusive universal child care system that will benefit families in B.C. for generations to come.  


Adult literacy programs receive funding boost


We’re investing $2.9 million in adult, family and Indigenous-focused programs designed to help people gain skills in reading, writing, math and digital literacy in 128 communities.


Literacy programs are part of our government’s commitment to connect people with the education and training they need to succeed.


Post-secondary return to in-person learning follows BC’s Restart plan


This week we released our plan for the return to in-person learning at post-secondary schools, which will benefit the health and well-being of students.


This plan in line with our careful Restart Plan, which is informed by data and guided by public health advice.


E-bike incentive to benefit users, environment


By making these methods of transportation more accessible, we are helping to reduce carbon emissions, contributing to a greener environment, while helping people stay healthy and fit. 




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