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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.

Times Colonist nominated for Michener award for journalism for exposing cutbacks to services

Summary: 
BCACL was happy to write one of the letters supporting the nomination of the Times Colonist to receive a Michener award for exposing cutbacks and policies within CLBC that were impacting the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

BCACL thanks the many individuals, families and members who came forward to tell their stories. This nomination reflects the success of our collective advocacy.

"The judges’ decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print and broadcast entries submitted for consideration" (Mitchener Awards Foundation).

Read the article here.