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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!

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.

Premier appoints new Minister of Social Development in Cabinet Shuffle

Premier Christy Clark announced changes to the B.C. Cabinet today, replacing Minister of Social Development Harry Bloy with Stephanie Cadeaux.

BCACL welcomes the new Minister to her post and will be requesting an immediate meeting to discuss B.C.'s crisis in community living. We look forward to hearing how the new Minister plans to work with community to address the urgent needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families who are in crisis.

Our call to action

While we look forward to meeting with the new minister, our call to action remains the same. We call on Premier Christy Clark to show true leadership and recognize the urgency of this issue by making these immediate investments:

  • $70 million into CLBC to address current waitlists and service backlogs.
  • annualized budget increases of $35 million over the next two years to address growing caseloads and youth transitioning out of high school.

For more information on B.C.'s crisis in community living visit the Community Living Crisis section of BCACL's website.


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