Govt, Legal, & Advocacy - Government / Public Services
Contact information for: Employment Insurance, Sickness, Maternity and Parental Benefits and Self-employed persons; BC Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Program, Skills Link, Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program, Job Bank, Tools, Assessments and Training Support, Career Transition Services, Wage Earner Protection Program, Careers in the Federal Public Service, Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW), Live-in Caregivers Program, Youth Employment Strategy, Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Persons With Persistent Multiple Barriers, Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program, First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program, more info
Family Services and Child & Youth Mental Health serving the Sunshine Coast.more info
BC Employment and Assistance programs.more info
Programs and services for people with disabilities.more info
This site contains information about and links to programs that provide equipment and assistive devices or other personal supports to persons with disabilities in British Columbia.
If you would like to speak to a Personal Supports representative, you can call our toll-free information line listed below. We will be glad to provide you with information about programs that may be able to provide equipment and assistive devices to meet your needs. Representatives have access to a free telephone translation service that can translate into more than forty languages for callers who find it difficult to communicate in English.more info
Member of British Columbia Legislative Assembly for the Sunshine Coast.more info
The Travel Assistance Program (TAP) helps alleviate some of the transportation costs for eligible B.C. residents who must travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community.
Eligible Medical Specialist Services Include:
Non-emergency medical specialist services available at the closest location outside the patient's community; and
Diagnostic procedures, laboratory procedures, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine procedures, BC Cancer Agency, Transplant Units, HIV/AIDS treatment at St. Paul's Hospital, specialty clinics at BC Children's Hospital and other tertiary care hospital services.
The Following Services are not Eligible for TAP:
Patient transfer from one facility to another; GP to GP referrals; Supplementary benefit practitioner services (e.g., acupuncturist, optometry, physical therapy, massage therapy, podiatry, non-hospital based dentistry, naturopathy, and chiropractic services); and
Non-insured services (e.g., cosmetic surgery, experimental procedures, clinical drug trials, preventative medicine).
Health care services provided by practitioners other than medical physicians (e.g. acupuncturist services, psychology, optometry, physiotherapy, massage therapy, podiatry, non-hospital based dentistry, naturopathy and chiropractic) and services not insured by MSP (e.g. experimental procedures, drug trials or cosmetic surgery) are not eligible for TAP.
TAP does not provide direct financial assistance to patients for travel costs or make travel arrangements for patients. Meals, accommodation, mileage, fuel and local transportation expenses are not included in TAP and are the responsibility of the patient.
See the web site for further information