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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.

Stop Hurting Kids II: BC Urged to Stop Systemic Abuse of Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

Update: Following extensive media coverage and discussion on social media, the Minister of Education Hon. Rob Fleming responded to Inclusion BC's report on the use of restraints and seclusion in BC Schools. The Minister spoke to the Times Colonist in May:

Educators in 6 BC communities win national inclusive education awards

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Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute of BC are proud to announce that 12 BC educators are being honoured with 2018 National Inclusive Education Awards recognizing their exemplary contributions to providing inclusive learning opportunities for students with special needs.
2018 National Inclusive Education Awards honour 2 BC teams, 12 outstanding educators

Conference early bird registration ends April 27

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Register today for BC's premier learning event on intellectual disability, inclusion and human rights. Rise Up! 2018 will be held in beautiful Kelowna, BC from May 24-26.
Visit the conference website to register and for more information:  http://inclusionbc.org/riseup/

BC Government promises compensation for more Woodlands survivors

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The provincial government announced plans over the weekend to compensate former residents of Woodlands who had been excluded from a 2010 settlement because they were born after 1974.
The government also announced plans to raise settlement amounts to $10,000 for all survivors. Read the government news release here.

Ah, spring! We can't wait... Join the ClothesDrop Spring Cleaning Challenge

Join the fun by participating in the Clothes Drop Spring Cleaning Challenge. Here’s how to play:

Rise Up 2018! Call for Artwork

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Note: Submission deadline is March 15, 2018. Winning entry will be announced March 21 and featured on our 2018 conference materials.
Inclusion BC invites BC artists with intellectual disabilities to submit visual artwork and photography for our 2018 conference. The artwork will be used in our conference program and other materials about our annual event, which takes place in Kelowna, BC from May 24 - 26, 2018. Visit the conference website for more information: http://inclusionbc.org/riseup/call-for-artwork/

BC Budget: Welcome focus on affordability, but momentum stalls on disability supports 

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Inclusion BC reacts to BC Budget 2018
For Immediate Release: Victoria, February 21, 2018 - BC’s 2018/19 budget included important new initiatives to make British Columbia more affordable, but there was also a disappointing halt in 2017’s momentum towards better lives and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, many of whom live in dire poverty. 

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:
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