On April 1st, 2010, CAYA received a one-time grant of $800,000 from the Ministry of Housing and Social Development to continue to provide communication devices and services to people with complex communication disabilities in BC for the 2010-2011 year. This funding will complement other funding sources to enable CAYA to operate for the following year. The ministry has committed to working with the community to develop cost effective and sustainable services for British Columbians with disabilities.
CAYA’s current funding grant will expire in June 2010. As you know the economy is in trouble at the moment and government is tightening funding everywhere. CAYA supports people who cannot speak and gives them the technology and services they need to communicate in their lives. The problem with people who cannot speak is that they are often hard to hear and easy to forget. If you would like to make sure that the voices of people who cannot speak continue to be heard across BC and not forgotten, the best way to make your presence known is to write to your government and tell them why CAYA is important to you. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org