Watershed Security Strategy

Healthy watersheds are critical for the long-term health and well-being of communities across the province in the face of climate events. Reconciliation and collaboration with Indigenous peoples is central to this work and government is partnering with Indigenous organizations to build …

Resources: Mental Wellness During the Holidays

As we approach the holidays, many may be feeling lonely or uncertain. This holiday season, take time to care for yourself and your mental health. If you need support, reach out. Help is available: • Province of B.C. virtual mental …

COVID-19 BC Closure Relief Grant for Businesses

The new COVID-19 BC Closure Relief Grant will soon be available to support these businesses through this difficult time with up to $10,000. The grant can be used to cover expenses like rent, insurance, employee wages, maintenance and utilities. Eligible …

Strengthened COVID-19 Measures for a Safer Holiday Season

The provincial health officer is implementing additional measures to address rising COVID-19 case counts that could result in increased hospitalizations and critical care admissions and the potential to overstress the health-care system. Revised provincial health officer orders will take effect …

Ending Gender-Based Violence

An estimated 1,000 women are physically or sexually assaulted every week in BC. Today I take the pledge to do my part to help end gender-based and make our province safer for everyone.  Whether it’s action to make B.C. more …

November is Apprenticeship Recognition Month

Apprenticeship Recognition Month celebrates the hard work of apprentices, employer sponsors, youth participants and foundation students. Our government values the tradespeople who are an essential part of our economy. We are committed to creating further opportunities for women, Indigenous Peoples and …

Building a Stronger BC

While this past year has presented many challenges for all British Columbians, our government has taken historic steps to invest in people and the services we all count on: Pandemic Supports Helping more than 2.7 million British Columbians with the …

Grants focus on community safety: apply now

Organizations throughout the province working on community safety initiatives are invited to apply to the 2021-22 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program. Details of the grant program’s submission process, which is open from October 13 to November 24, …