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

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!

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.

Photo Slideshow and Updates: 2013 Inclusion BC Conference

Thank you to all conference participants. Inclusion BC is excited to present our photo slideshow and updates from the event.

Thank you!

...to the conference participants, the presenters, the many volunteers and sponsors for making our 2013 Conference, WE are Community: Defining Inclusion, such a great experience for all involved. We are already looking forward to seeing you next year in Nanaimo, from June 11 - 14!

We also want to extend a special thanks to our conference co-hosts, Spectrum Society for Community Living, posAbilities and the BC Centre for Ability for their hard work developing sessions, planning, hosting and recruiting volunteers and sponsors.

Many of you attended the pre-conference event hosted by The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, Research with Relevance. The day was informative, engaging and inspiring. Read the Centre's annual report here.

Check out the slideshow of photos from the conference: 

The 201/2014 BCACL Board of Directors

New members were elected to the 2012/2013 Inclusion BC Board of Directors at our annual general meeting on May 24, 2013. 

The 2013/2014 Board of Directors:


President: Annette Delaplace
Vice President: Geoff Wright
Treasurer: Narinder Parmar

Directors at Large

Rachel Adair
Jennifer Baumbusch
Jackie Carpenter
Sky Hendsbee
Lilla Tipton (Executive Directors' Network representative)
Kathleen O’Hanley
Doreen Shaw
Michael McLellan

Resolutions Passed

Three resolutions were passed at Inclusion BC's 2013 Annual General Meeting in Vancouver on May 25, 2013, relating to our work around family networks, employment and transitions. Read the resolutions.

Ready, Willing and ABLE

We were happy to launch the Ready, Willing and ABLE employment campaign at our conference. Learn more about the campaign here: http://www.inclusionbc.org/ready-willing-and-able

2013 Inclusive Education Awards

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and Inclusion BC awarded two educators with an inclusive education award at our conference on Saturday, May 25. Victoria Education Assistant Margaret Dow and Maple Ridge Band Teacher Ed Dumas were recognized for their work in including students with special needs in the classroom. Read more about the winners on our website.

PhotoJessica Humphrey, parent and nominator, Laurie Larson, President, Canadian Association for Community Living, Margaret Dow, Award recipient, Kathleen O'Hanley, Inclusion BC Board of Directors.

2013 Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors:

  Community Ventures Society 



Thanks to Rolfe Benson and Hot House Marketing