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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.

Hoping for 2018 Budget investments that make BC a more inclusive province

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Inclusion BC outlines its BC Budget 2018 priorities to advance inclusion
For Immediate Release: New Westminster, February 20, 2018 – Inclusion BC staff will attend Tuesday's BC Budget lock-up in Victoria with guarded optimism, following a Throne speech featuring commitments to housing, child care, education and affordability.

February is Inclusive Education Month!

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Every year in February we celebrate inclusive education. We raise awareness of what it means, why it matters and how we can do better. We also recognize those who are doing it well and making our schools better places to learn for students of all abilities.
We hope you'll join us in celebrating inclusion and diversity in BC schools.  Learn more about Inclusive Education Month here. #InclusiveEdMonth

Rise Up 2018 - Call for Workshop Proposals

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BCs premier learning event on intellectual disability, inclusion and human rights takes place May 24-26 in beautiful Kelowna, BC.
Be a part of Rise Up! 2018. Share your knowledge and experience as a workshop presenter. Inspire change, spark dialogue, generate new ideas. Deadline for Proposal Submissions: January 28, 2018.  We are seeking workshop proposals and presentations on these key themes:

Inclusion BC Foundation presents: "Sherwin Strong: Disability Pride 2017"

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An Inclusion BC short film exploring one man's perspective and experiences of Disability Pride 2017
 

Dec 3 Festival explores 60 years of disability in Canadian film

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Join us December 3 for the 2017 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival at New Westminster's Anvil Centre #IDPD2017
   

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival

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Get your tickets today for our Film Festival on December 3rd. Join us to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year we partnered with the National Film Board for our third annual #IDPWD Film Festival.

BC Budget Report Urges Investments in Inclusion

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BC's Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services releases advice on priorities for BC's next provincial budget
The all-party Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services today released its report and recommendations for BC's next provincial budget, based on fiscal priorities identified by British Columbians in its recent public consultations.

Survey for Parents: Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

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Inclusion BC is conducting a survey for parents and guardians of students with special needs.
In 2013, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute launched an initiative to address growing reports of children being subjected to restraint and seclusion in BC schools. A provincial survey indicated these practices were frequent, often leading to physical and emotional trauma, and causing many families to pull their children from the public school system.

Big House exhibit features compelling art from former Woodlands residents

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"Big House" features art by former residents of the Woodlands Institution at the Anvil Centre's Community Art Space. Runs Oct. 5 - Dec 3, 2017
In late 1996, when the last residents of Woodlands were preparing their move to community, the BC Self Advocacy Foundation initiated a project to record memories and feelings of people who had lived in large institutions.

Inclusion BC welcomes new PWD transportation supplement to restore bus pass for January 2018

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BC government announces that an extra $52/month will be added to monthly PWD (Persons with Disabilities) payments starting in December 2017 to pay for a bus pass or other transportation options
Victoria, BC - October 2, 2017: Inclusion BC's Faith Bodnar and other disability advocates joined BC Minister Shane Simpson today to announce a new transportation supplement for people who live on Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits. The new transportation supplement fulfills the BC government's promise to restore the bus pass for PWD recipients effective January 2018 without any clawbacks.  
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