There are many fun and active things to do that connect us safely with others – like calling up a friend and putting on some music to dance or sing to! Why not belt out a tune, or get up and boogie the next time you’re on FaceTime?
Hey everyone, Castanet is reporting that the B.C. government is increasing the monthly amount that people on income and disability assistance receive to help them with COVID-19.
If you are not eligible for the federal government’s emergency support programs, or if you are a low-income senior, you will get an automatic $300 monthly for three months starting this month (April). Benefits will not be reduced for those who qualify for the $2,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
Hey everyone, privacy laws have been a big topic of discussion recently and so we are checking in with a few updates. You can read about the new order that temporarily allows more use of communications and collaborative software tools in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) here. These temporary measures are needed to support “social distancing” (i.e. working from home).
Here are some more details you may want to check in on for yourself or your work:
When using Facetime, Zoom, non government Skype and such other technology; remember to have permission from the individual first. And if you are using technology for a meeting with staff do not record the meeting, do not use first and last names, SIN, DOB, addresses. Be mindful that all of these platforms collect people’s information. This includes your IP address, email, network provider, location as well as any aspect of the call.
Cari Havens, Quality Service Analyst (CLBC) – March 30, 2020