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

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.

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!

How We Work

The work of Inclusion BC, formerly BCACL, is guided and driven by committed volunteers who sit on our Board of Directors, and our Self Advocacy Advisory Committee. Self advocates and family members sit on all of these groups.

We accomplish our mission through:

  • Community Development Initiatives
  • Partnership and Coalition Building
  • Public Awareness and Media Relations
  • Education and Training
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy

In our efforts to create positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities, we work with all sectors of society – non-profit and volunteer organizations, educators, health care workers, advocates, government, business, and the general public.

Inclusion BC works with a variety of levels of government on issues affecting adults with developmental disabilities, children and youth with special needs, and their families. While our focus is on advocacy at a provincial and national level, at times Inclusion BC is also a voice for individuals. When called upon, we put our province-wide network and resources to work so individuals' rights are respected, their voices heard, and their needs met. We make every effort to link individuals with the advocacy resources in their own community.