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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!

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.

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

Overdue: the case for increasing the persons with disabilities benefit in BC

The Disability Without Poverty Network (of which Inclusion BC, formerly BCACL, is a member) has issued a report on the case for increasing PWD benefits in B.C.

July 27, 2012 (updated Nov 2015)

The network includes Inclusion BC, the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, the Canadian Mental Health Association - BC and Yukon Division, Social Planning and Research Council and the Community Legal Assistance Society.

The report includes the following proposals:

  •     Increase the PWD benefit to $1,200 per month
  •     Index the PWD benefit
  •     Establish a shelter assistance program for people with disabilities

Read the report here.

What you can do

If you support the recommendations put forward in this report, you can contact the Premier or the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation. Please cc us if you decide to write.