See Historical welfare program information and statistics further down on this page. For each Canadian province and territory, you'll find links to the following info on this page: Department responsible for welfare - Link to the government department or ministry responsible for the administration of the welfare program. See the Welfare Reforms in Canada page of this site for more information about the needs test under "Welfare in Canada Today". Legislation - Legislation is subject to change, so be sure to note the latest revision of any online legislation you use.
Consolidations of statutes and regulations that are posted online usually include the date of the last update or amendment. Where there are several regulations under a particular jurisdiction's welfare statute, you'll find a link to each of those regs e. The other regs that appear under any given welfare statute deal with special topics like appeals, training, recovery of overpayments and a number of other areas.
In addition to statutes and regs, you'll find a link to the source of legislation for each jurisdiction, so you can poke around for yourself Policy Manual - This is where you'll find detailed information about the nuts and bolts of welfare in Canada.
Initial and continuing eligibility conditions, benefits, administrative matters, interactions between welfare and other government programs.
The Tangled Safety Net", which was the first report in the series. Related links - recent and some historical welfare reform information and other relevant links, plus a link to a separate Canadian Social Research Links page of links for each province and territory.
These links always take you to the most current search results, as if you'd just done a Google. Search results include Web search, News search and Blog search. Because there is no Canada section as such on this page, and because there's still a modicum of interest in welfare-related issues at the national level, here are links to the same searches at the Canada-wide level: Latest search results on Google. X Where The Money Goes In British Columbia, approximately two-thirds of gross gaming revenue from the gaming facilities goes directly back to the government, through the BC Lottery Corporation, for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.
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Richmond supports aboutjobs in various areas including services, retailing, tourism, light manufacturing, airport services and aviation, agriculture, fishing, and government. Before its dissolution, Canadian Airlines operated an office in Richmond. Of this area, 3, hectares are farmed by farms; the rest is either vacant or occupied by non-farm uses.
Cranberries and blueberries are the dominant crops grown. Other crops grown include strawberriescornand potatoes. Success from these malls has created significant economical growth in Richmond. Richmond Centre has become Canada's 12th most profitable mall. The strip malls located on Alexandra Road are famous for their restaurants and the area is more commonly known as "food street". Development[ edit ] City Centre development plan[ edit ] This article's tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia.
See Wikipedia's guide to writing better articles for suggestions. August Learn how and when to remove this template message East-facing aerial view of Westminster Highway and Canada Line Richmond city planners are one year into their update of its official plan for the city centre. The plan is anchored by the Canada Line and includes the development of nine transit-oriented village centres. The population of the area is expected to grow from about 40, toresidents.
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The Canada Line is considered critical to the project. A fifth Richmond station at Capstan Way No. Also included will be affordable housing units, a space daycare, and a 0. Live-work dwellings are also being proposed by the developers, where shop owners would live above their ground level operations.
Aberdeen Centre[ edit ] Fairchild Developments is building a six floor expansion to its Chinese-oriented shopping centre. The plan includes an office building, and a link to the Canada Line's Aberdeen Station.
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The City of RichmondCanada Lands Companyand the Musqueam Indian Band entered a agreement with the federal government that included the intent to remove the land from the ALR for the purposes of high-density development.
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It is a family event that celebrates the region's maritime heritage with live entertainment, ships, exhibits and demonstrations. InRichmond hosted a tall ships festival which attracted an estimatedpeople to Steveston. The success of this event surpassed many expectations and caused traffic congestion in the usually quiet area. Toys, clothes, cell phones, and food are available along with live entertainment. It is very popular and is usually crowded. This marked the first time the ceremony had taken place on the West Coast, as it traditionally takes place in Toronto.
When the colonies combined, the City became the colonial capital and was established as the provincial capital when British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation in For most of the nineteenth century, Victoria remained the largest city in British Columbia and was the foremost in trade and commerce. However, with construction of the Transcontinental railway, the new city of Vancouver, as its terminus, emerged as the major west coast port and the largest city in British Columbia.
As of the twentieth century, Victoria evolved primarily as a city of government, retirement and tourism. Ship building and repair, as well as forest products and machine manufacturing industries, continue as significant sources of employment.
Increasingly, the city is developing as a hi-tech, marine, forestry and agricultural research centre. The City is also noted for its fine educational institutions which include the University of Victoria, Lester B. The cirty Victoria BC Walking Tours shows has an estimated regional population of , a moderate climate and scenic setting, Victoria has kept a very vital and comfortable quality of life. The City is proud of its British heritage, its fine homes and neighbourhoods, its historic and attractive downtown, the flowers and parks and, of course, the Inner Harbour with its vistas toward the famous Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings.
A boundary settlement between the US and then British North America was anticipated, and in the event that the 49th parallel was extended to the Pacific, which did occur inthe HBC wanted an alternative fur trading headquarters site under development. Originally the area was occupied by Lekwungen now called Songhees Aboriginal people who fished and harvested camas bulbs and cherry bark here.
The place was associated with the Songhees legend of a wilful girl named Camossung who was turned to stone by Haylas, the mystical transformer. A promontory on the harbour was a sacred site where cradles for infant children were blessed in pre-colonial times.
Victoria managed to became a seat of government in when the colony of Vancouver Van Coeverden Island was created. James Douglas, having succeeded Richard Blanshard as governor, concluded 11 treaties with local Aboriginal groups between and to secure title to land in the vicinity of Victoria he married a local aborigine girl.
By the terms of the Douglas Treaties, the Crown recognized existing Aboriginal village sites and acknowledged traditional Aboriginal hunting and fishing rights; in exchange, for cash and trade goods, Aboriginal leaders ceded title of their territories to the Crown.
The treaties have featured in several land claims disputes in Victoria and nearby communities in recent years. It was the also the base for the Cariboo Gold Rush when incorporated as a city in The convenient Esquimalt Harbour nearby was designated as a naval base by the British Admiralty in and still serves this role today as CFB Esquimalt. Victoria's political capital function remained through the successive stages as capital of the colony of Vancouver Island, then of the amalgamated colony of British Columbia and province of British Columbia By the turn of the 20th century, Vancouver had taken over many of the shipping, commercial and manufacturing functions of Victoria, and the capital city gradually settled into its modern role as a government, naval, tourist and retirement centre.