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As B.C.'s restaurant industry faces a severe labour shortage, some businesses are starting to think differently, tapping into a labour pool that has historically gone unnoticed. Watch our latest Ready, Willing & Able video featuring Vancouver's Acme Cafe.

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

Call for proposals! We are currently seeking presenters for IGNITE, our 2016 Conference in Prince George, from June 23-25. Visit the conference website for more information. 

When you make a donation to your local Clothes Drop bin, you are directly helping people in your community. Quite simply, we turn your donations into the money that supports Inclusion BC programs. Learn More...

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.

February is Inclusive Education Month! We'll be sharing updates and resources all month long. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Nominate an educator for our Inclusive Education Awards.

Inclusion BC has released its 2014/2015 annual report in three different accessible formats. Read the report in print, watch it in video or listen to it in audio. Read more.

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.


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.


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.