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BC's Liberal Gov't Tackling ICM Computer Problem

[Editor's note: Yesterday we published an opinion piece, "BC Libs' $200 Million Computer Glitch," by Claire Trevena, North Island MLA and New Democrat critic for Children and Family Development.

BC Libs' $200 Million Computer Glitch

Following recent criticism of the Integrated Case Management (ICM) system by the Representative for Children and Youth, and concerns raised earlier in the legislature by the New Democrats, the BC Liberal government has finally admitted their multi-million dollar computer system was poorly implemented and may not keep children safe.

Free Nonprofit Webinars for August

From Wild Apricot: See below for a few sample webinars being offered in August. Full list can be accessed here.

Most Canadians confident that if laid off, they’d ‘easily’ find new employment: poll

TORONTO – If they were out of a job tomorrow, a majority of Canadians say they’re confident they’d easily land on their feet with new employment, according to a new poll.

The poll – conducted by Ipsos Reid exclusively for Global News and Postmedia News - suggests a national optimism despite a fragile economy.

Province committed to new computer system

Across the social-service programs of government are many complex computer and information technology systems that provide vital information, payments and services for British Columbians. Many of those systems are more than 30 years old and it is imperative that new systems be brought on line to support efficient delivery of those social services.

Glitch Filled Systems Put Aboriginal Kids at Risk

Since April social workers with the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) have repeatedly faced files going missing, important notices being overlooked, and families and children put at risk when they dedicated more time to navigating the province's new error-prone case management system than serving clients.

Computer flaws putting children at risk: watchdog

A troubled new government computer system is getting extra money, staff and an external review after the province's child watchdog blasted the software for endangering the safety of vulnerable children.

Computer switch jolts Children's Ministry

B.C.'s child watchdog has sounded the alarm about a new $182-million government computer system that has overwhelmed and frustrated front-line social workers.

Changes to PWD benefits welcome but raise in rates is needed

The Disability Without Poverty Network issued a press release yesterday afternoon in response to changes made to Persons with Disability (PWD) Benefits.

B.C. overhauls employment and disability assistance programs

Premier Christy Clark made changes to the province’s income and disability assistance programs Monday, loosening some rules but also tightening job-search requirements.

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