B.C. extends support program for shelter employees

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BC Extends Support Program for Employees of Residential Facilities

The province's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Bonnie Henry, appeals to the common sense of British Columbians as the holiday season dawns.< /p>

The British Columbia government is extending a wage premium program for caregivers at long-term care facilities for the elderly created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The province is taking advantage of this announcement to lift the requirement to work at only one shelter.

During the 2020 election campaign, Premier John Horgan promised to invest $10 million per month to extend this program and make it permanent.

In a statement released Friday, however, the government maintains that this is temporary funding for salary increases for affected employees.

In addition, the province's chief medical officer of health, Bonnie Henry, explains in a press release that the high rate of vaccination against COVID-19 among shelter workers helps lift restrictions on the number of places they can work.

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With information from La Presse canadienne

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