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Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with intellectual disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!


  • From the Inside/OUT! video wins National Film Board award
  • BCACL speaks out on institutional abuse
  • BCACL hosts first provincial youth conference, Youthquake
  • VOICES youth project trains young champions of inclusion
  • Supreme Court of Canada upholds conviction of Robert Latimer for the murder of Tracy, his daughter with disabilities
  • BCACL publishes Everyone Belongs in Our Schools, and partners with university and college programs to improve teacher training on inclusive education
  • VOICES youth host second provincial youth conference, Everyone Belongs
  • BCACL launches work on the justice system and explores restorative justice for people with developmental disabilities
  • families raising children with autism win early intervention supports in Supreme Court decision
  • BCACL publishes award-winning 12 Inclusive Activities: A guide for youth group leaders
  • BCACL supports successful lobby for consumer participation in transforming community living services
  • BCACL and SAF begin creation of Woodlands Memorial Garden
  • BCACL raises the roof at its 50th Anniversary celebration and conference “Everyone Belongs!” with more than 600 self advocates, families, volunteers, community and government leaders and friends in attendance.
  • BCACL conquers the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro! A group of 41 individuals with developmental disabilities and their support climbers from BCACL-member associations accompanied by a BCACL Board member and its Executive Director climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro and reach the summit. Dubbed Climb for Community Living, this public awareness and fund-raising activity was a first of its kind for the community living community.
  • BCACL co-hosts with the BC Self Advocacy Foundation and the provincial government, the official opening of the Woodlands Memorial garden, June 22, 2007. Approximately 400 people attend the moving commemoration.