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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.

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:

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.
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