$70 M budget lift needed immediately to stem community living crisis, halt growing safety risks and restore public confidence

The BC Community Living Action Group (BC‐CLAG) strongly urges Premier Christy Clark to act immediately to approve $70 million in new provincial funding to stem the provinces growing community living crisis.

A BC‐CLAG analysis of Community Living BC (CLBC) projections shows that at least $70 million is needed immediately to address the existing support backlog. Each year, hundreds of youths with developmental
disabilities reach the age of 19 and turn to CLBC as they age out of supports funded by the Ministry for Children and Families.

Despite this fact, CLBCs operating budget to serve this population has remained static from 2010 through 2014 at $681 million annually.

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