Weekly Update – June 11th

Here are some announcements which have been made this week.  


2,400 new affordable rental homes on the way in B.C.


Through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, more than 2,400 new affordable rental homes are on the way for people across B.C.


We also know that Indigenous peoples face unique housing barriers, which is why more than 1,000 of these new homes will be for Indigenous families, individuals, and Elders.


Including these new homes, nearly 30,000 homes are complete or underway across the province through our 10-year housing plan.


We’re making the largest investment in housing in B.C.’s history and working with partners to build 114,000 homes over ten years.


Additional funding for business recovery grant 


We’re extending the deadline for the Business Recovery Grant and adding more funding to the program to help make sure businesses are able to rebuild, keep people employed and support B.C.’s economic recovery.


ICBC fairness officer role approved


The appointment of the independent fairness officer will help increase transparency at ICBC and ensure that peoples concerns are addressed.


We’re overhauling ICBC and taking the expensive legal fees out of the system, putting money back in the pockets of people, and providing British Columbians with the care they deserve.


New legislation moves B.C. toward inclusive universal child care


This week we introduced two new pieces of legislation that – once passed – will move us closer to an inclusive, universal child care system.


We’ve made significant progress in the first three years of our 10-year Childcare BC plan, and this legislation is an important step towards giving families access to quality, affordable child care.


B.C. works for more diversity in tech sector



We’re investing $15 million in the Innovator Skills Initiative to prioritize under-represented people in the technology sector.


Our government is working to make sure under-represented people have better access to the career opportunities they deserve. This grant will help fund up to 3,000 paid positions for people who have historically been under-represented in the tech sector.



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