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BCACL Annual General Meeting 2011 and Workshop

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:00am - Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 4:00pm

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Sheraton Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond

*Note that this year the conference will not be held at the same time as the AGM. The next BCACL conference will be held in Penticton in June, 2012.



Thursday June 16

Friday June 17

Saturday June 18


Training session with David Hingsburger "Communication: Who's Listening?" - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (separate registration)

Participants will examine the role that power plays in their interactions with those with disabilities and will give each an opportunity to practice new ways of understanding, listening and relating to people with intellectual disabilities.

  Pointing the Way: Member Engagement Meeting - Elmbridge Room 9:00 am - 12 noon
  • Appearance by Minister Harry Bloy
  • Member Engagement Report and Overview
  • Strategic Plan Discussion
12:00pm   Executive Directors' Network Meeting (for Directors of our member organizations) (separate registration) - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  

AGM art II (Second Business Session) - 1:00pm – 4:00 pm

  • Our Priorities in Action
  • Bylaws Committee Update
  • Resolutions
  • BCACL Board of Directors Candidate Speeches and Election
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election Results
  • Wrap Up and Feedback
3:00pm   BCACL Self Advocacy Caucus Elections - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
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5:30p.m. ----

AGM Part I (First Business Session) - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. - Elmbridge Room

  • President’s & Executive Director’s Reports
  • Appointment of Parliamentarian & Scrutineers
  • Nominations Committee Report
  • Call for Late Resolutions
  • Minutes - 2010 AGM)
7:00p.m. ----

"Pull Over, I think We're Lost!" Community Living Dialogue with Norman Kunc, Emma Van Der Klift and Malerie Meeker. Moderated by Bendina Miller.  

7:00pm - 9:00pm

9:00p.m. ---- Presidents & Executive Directors' Reception 9:00pm - 11:00pm ----