Minister’s statement in response to auditor general’s report
Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, has issued the following statement in response to the June 19, 2019, report from the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia on the oversight of contracted residential services for children and youth in care:
New teaching standard strengthens Truth and Reconciliation in the classroom
Indigenous students in British Columbia will be better supported and be more connected in school with the addition of a new professional standard that requires teachers to commit to truth, reconciliation and healing.
Affordable rental renovation project helping renters, creating jobs
Renovations planned for a social housing complex in the community will offer safer, more comfortable housing for more than 100 people, as well as job opportunities for people who face employment barriers due to poverty or disability.
Robust rock fall fencing installed at Three Valley Gap
A new rock fall fencing system is now in place to improve safety for people who are travelling along a technically challenging section of Highway 1 west of Revelstoke.
New homes for Indigenous peoples planned for Downtown Eastside
A significant social housing project planned through a partnership between the Aboriginal Land Trust and the Government of British Columbia has the potential to change hundreds of lives.
More funding earmarked for invasive species projects
The B.C. government is providing $575,000 to help address invasive aquatic plant impacts in a lake system near Mission, fund research on an invasive plant that affects grasslands and provide additional support for the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.