WelcomeBC's online resources helped approximately one million clients last year - a 63 per cent increase, due to the rising popularity of WelcomeBC’s products. WelcomeBC is one of the most popular provincial government websites.
A new FrontCounter BC office will help enable job creation on Haida Gwaii by providing easier access to provincial government services. The new office, known as FrontCounter Haida Gwaii, in the Village of Queen Charlotte is the eighth FrontCounter BC office to open this year, and the final of 28 official openings since the program was launched in January 2005.
B.C. is the first province to release its budget and three-year fiscal plan as open data. This is part of Premier Christy Clark's commitment to open government.
A new mobile application was unveiled, which allows people to locate a range of health services in British Columbia using an iPhone, iPad or iPod.
British Columbia won the silver medal at this year's Institute of Public Administration of Canada / Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards. Our government earned the award for our efforts to develop and implement B.C.'s Open Government policy and for our dedication to transparency in public policy and management.
British Columbia is the first province in Canada to enforce the public disclosure of ingredients used for hydraulic fracturing. FracFocus.ca includes a database of the ingredients used to support natural gas extraction.
Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government Margaret MacDiarmid congratulated B.C.'s Open Government team for achieving the number-one ranking in Canada for eGovernment, in a new study released by the Stratford Institute.
Residents in the Peace region now have easier access to government services with the official opening of a FrontCounter BC office in Fort Nelson. The Fort Nelson location is the seventh FrontCounter BC office to open this year, and the 19th since January 2011.
British Columbians can access court statistics through JusticeBC.ca. The user-friendly website provides provincial, regional and local court statistics. Ensuring the public has access to this data is part of our plan to increase judicial transparency and promote citizen participation in the justice reform initiative.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development invested $100,000 a year in the Parent Support Services Society of BC to launch the new Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line and email support. This investment is in line with the Government's commitment to ensuring that grandparents who act as guardians have the support and resources they need.
100 easily accessible picnic tables were installed in B.C.'s busiest provincial parks, making it easier for people with disabilities or who are in wheelchairs to enjoy B.C.’s parks.