Budget 2024 supports service delivery to individuals and families

Community Living BC (CLBC) is pleased with the commitment made to people with developmental disabilities and our service provider partners in the B.C. government’s 2024 budget. CLBC will have a budget of $1.66 billion in 2024/25 to serve 29,000 eligible individuals.

CLBC will complete a comprehensive, province-wide service demand assessment for 2024/25 that will help inform its funding decisions for the year in response to individual and family requests for services. See the Understand CLBC Funding Decisions page that explains this process.

The budget also includes an administration rate increase for service providers, as well as an increase to home sharing rates in recognition of costs associated with a new standardized requirement for home sharing providers to register with WorkSafeBC for Personal Optional Protection (POP) coverage.

“We recognize the impact of inflationary cost pressures on agencies and are grateful that the government has supported administrative funding increases for service providers in its provincial budget,” said CLBC CEO Ross Chilton. “In addition, we appreciate the commitment and dedication of home sharing providers, and we believe that the introduction of WorkSafe coverage for these providers will offer them some peace of mind.”

Every year, along with the Provincial Budget, CLBC posts its service plan outlining its goals and strategies for the year ahead. You can read CLBC’s new Service Plan here.

“We all want people with developmental disabilities to get the supports they need to live good lives,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “Through Budget 2024, approximately 29,000 people in B.C. will be able to get supports like skills training, wellness programs and community inclusion.”

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