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Meet Olivia, Devon, Kayla and Kit on the "on my way" video blog. Share in the journey of these four students as they plan for life after high school. Visit transitionplanningbc.ca

 This August, join a three-day conference at UBC on inclusive education for educators, parents and school teams. More info:  http://bcinclusivelearning.com/

February marks Inclusive Education Month across Canada. Nominate an exceptional Inclusive Educator for our national awards! Learn more here.

Everyone in the workplace benefits from the value of diversity. Learn more about our Ready, Willing and Able employment campaign: inclusionbc/ready-willing-and-able.

Register today for Inclusion BC's 2014 Conference, Tides of Change, in Nanaimo June 11-14! More information: inclusionbc.org/conference-2014

Say No to Institutions! Inclusion BC remains concerned that the George Pearson Center redevelopment threatens to institutionalize people with disabilities. Learn more here.

On November 21, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute released a new report on a survey of parents on the use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Click here to read the full report. 

BCACL Conference 2012: Moving Forward: Steadfast and Strong

BCACL hosted its 2012 conference and AGM, "Moving Forward: Steadfast and Strong" in Penticton, British Columbia on May 30-June 2, 2012. Read the Conference Program Here.

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Annual General Meeting

The BCACL AGM was held on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Six resolutions were passed on the floor of the AGM. Read the resolutions here. A new Board of Directors was also sworn in at the AGM. Read about the 2011/2012 BCACL Board of Directors here.

Sponsors

BCACL is very pleased to thank our generous conference sponsors! Sponsors include the Community Services Benefits Trust, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Community Living BC, Canadian Union of Public Employees - BC, Westland Insurance, Nanaimo Association for Community Living, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and FedEx Office in Langley.

 

      

  

 

Exhibitor Tables

Are you interested in exhibiting your services or product? With up to 600 people expected to attend over the three days, it's a great opportunity for exposure of your service, people and organization. This year's conference will also include an area for self advocate entrepreneurs to market their products. Exhibitor tables are available for BCACL members, non-profit organizations, and companies at the conference.

For more details on exhibiting at the conference in Penticton, please contact Katrina Sutela at katrina@seatoskymeetings.com.

About Us

The BC Association for Community Living is a provincial federation of individuals, families, volunteers and service providers who advocate on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families. For more information on BCACL, visit our website at www.bcacl.org

The Penticton and District Society for Community Living was initially established in 1958 to support local education for children with intellectual disablities. PDSCL has over the years has expanded its range of services to better meet the needs of our community and those who need our support.

Penticton & District Community Resources Society (PDCRS) is a diverse, multi-service non profit organization that offers a range of services and resources to individuals, families and communities throughout the South Okanagan/Similkameen. Our commitment to delivering accessible services throughout the rural areas, remote towns and First Nations communities is embedded within the positive relationships with our community partners.