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

2000's

  • 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.