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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.

October is Community Inclusion Month

Happy Community Inclusion Month! Every year in October Inclusion BC joins people from across the province in celebrating inclusion, diversity and the rights and contributions of people with intellectual disabilities. We're happy you decided to celebrate with us!

Read the news release.

Official Proclamation

This year, for the first time ever, Inclusion BC issued a "plain language" proclamation. For example, we used "because" instead of formal words like "whereas" that are not always easy to understand. The proclamation was adopted by our home City of New Westminster.

The City of New Westminster will also be raising the Disability Pride flag during the month of October to celebrate Community Inclusion Month.

Event Calendar

Communities across BC are celebrating Community Inclusion Month! Check out our community calendar to see what's happening near you. Do you have an event you'd like to add to the calendar? Let us know!

Everyone belongs in BC schools

The theme for Community Inclusion Month is "Everyone belongs in BC schools." We'll be promoting inclusive education throughout October, sharing resources, sparking conversations and advocating for students with special needs and their families. Visit the education section of our website for more information. 

Get Social!

Show your support on Facebook
Add the Diversity is Beautiful profile frame on Facebook! Visit https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes and search for Inclusion BC. 

Visit us on Facebook. We're at https://www.facebook.com/InclusionBC/

Join the conversation on Twitter
Follow us at @inclusionbc

Visit our YouTube Channel

BIG HOUSE Art Exhibition 

In late 1996, when the last residents of Woodlands were preparing their move to community, the BC Self Advocacy Foundation and Inclusion BC initiated a project to record memories and feelings of people who had lived in large institutions. 

In 1998 survivors worked with artist Persimmon Blackbridge to create a series of mixed-media pieces as part of a larger exhibition, From the Inside/OUT. Big House, presented by Inclusion BC Foundation, is a selection of these works coinciding with the City of New Westminster's Canada 150+ programming centered on the theme of “Home”. 

The exhibit runs from October 1 through to December 3 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. Selected artwork will also be displayed at New Westminster City Hall.

WATCH: Film Festival Trailer Just Released!

In celebration of Community Inclusion Month, the Inclusion BC Foundation has released a trailer giving us a sneak peak at the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival. Check it out!