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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.

Provincial Budget 2013 Consultation Meetings

The provincial government is asking for public input as it forms its 2013 budget. Members of the public can now register to present to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. Meetings are held across the province.

Representatives from the BC Association for Community Living will be presenting in Coquitlam on October 2, 2013. Read our written submission here.

All details, including the locations of hearings, can be found at www.leg.bc.ca/budgetconsultations.

BCACL encourages as many people from our movement as possible to present to the committee – stories from self advocates, families and service providers all make an impact. The more messages they hear urging financial investments to promote full inclusion and citizenship for children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities and their families the better.

BCACL representatives will be presenting to the Committee on Tuesday, October 2 in Coquitlam at 10:50 am. We will recommend changes and financial investment in the areas of:

  • Disability supports through Community Living BC
  • Persons with Disability Benefits
  • Education
  • Early Intervention and supports to children and families

BCACL will share our budget presentation and key messages on this website in the near future.

If you are able to make a presentation and if we can be of any assistance to you in developing your presentation or speaking notes, please let us know. Contact Karen Delong at 604-777-9100 ext. 530 kdelong@bcacl.org

Together we can ensure the voice of community living is heard.