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Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with developmental disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

BC Election officially begins today - make your vote count!

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The writ dropped in BC today, marking the beginning of a 28-day election period. As political parties campaign across the province, seeking your vote, we're giving you the tools you need to put issues important to people with developmental disabilities and their families on the election agenda.
Election day is Tuesday, May 9. Help us build a province where we all belong. Our BC Election 2017 Toolkit contains information fact sheets for you to take to your local candidates. Find your local candidates here.

Ready, Willing & Able-BC: Advancing real jobs, inclusive employment

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Inclusion BC is a proud co-delivery partner for British Columbia for Ready, Willing and Able. Here's an update on this innovative initiative.

MySelfServe: BC's new online process for PWD benefits offers fixes, challenges

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MySelfServe: The BC government's new online process for managing disability benefits fixes some old problems but also presents some new challenges, as with any new system.

Public Forum: Restoring quality inclusive education in BC's public schools

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Inclusion BC & Family Support Institute co-hosted an evening of presentations and discussion on how to restore quality inclusive education in BC's public schools in Vancouver on March 16

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227 6th Street, New Westminster BC V3L 3A5 Tel: 604-777-9100 Toll-free: 1-800-618-1119 Fax: 604-777-9394 Email: info@inclusionbc.org To contact a specific staff person, see Inclusion BC Staff List.

BC Budget 2017

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The BC government tabled its 2017 budget on February 21, 2017. Inclusion BC has summarized issues relevant to our four priority areas.
Quick Links About Inclusion BC Visit our Press Room for Inclusion BC press releases and media coverage Visit the BC Budget 2017 website

BC announces 2017 Disability Benefit rates: How will $1.61/day improve the lives of British Columbians with disabilities?

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Inclusion BC has been working to advance the Premier's promise to make BC the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024. Friday’s surprise news of a $50/month hike to PWD benefits, on its own, does little to advance the plan, raising the question: Is this it?

As Canada celebrates Inclusive Education month, BC's support to private & segregated schools undercuts inclusion

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A new analysis of Education Ministry data shows an explosion in the number of students with special needs whose families are paying privately for education, often as the last resort due to inadequate support for inclusion at local public schools.

Vancouver Sun Op-Ed: Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

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BC Family Day is an opportunity to reflect on how strong families strengthen communities and enrich our province. Investing is families has lagged as a provincial priority, but Inclusion BC and partners argue it's time to invest in families, children and individuals as BC's top priority.
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