New provincial funding for CanAssist announced today

The Government of British Columbia is providing $4.5 million in new funding for CanAssist. Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, made this announcement today at CanAssist’s facility at UVic. A grant of $3 million will enable CanAssist to continue its work on CanStayHome, an initiative that provides technologies that help seniors with dementia remain in their own homes for as long as safely possible. Another $1.5M will focus on producing and supplying existing assistive technologies to children and youth with special needs.

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Sean Leslie (Media Relations, Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation) at 250-387-6490

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