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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.

Back to School 2017

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The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for many, but for students with special needs and their parents, September brings unique challenges.
The impact of chronic under-funding in education has been felt disproportionately by students with special needs. Many parents have turned to private schools out of desperation and others dread the beginning of a new school year. While BC's new personalized learning curriculum offers a valuable opportunity to recognize the strengths and abilities in each student, many challenges still lie ahead.

NEWS RELEASE Long overdue investments in people, affordability welcomed

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Inclusion BC & Disability Alliance BC welcome 'long overdue' investments in people, affordability in September BC Budget Update.

NEWS RELEASE: New report highlights opportunities to boost inclusion in BC public schools

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Inclusion BC releases report on our June 2017 Inclusive Education Summit, highlighting new optimism & opportune moment to invest in implementing inclusion in BC's public schools

NEWS RELEASE: Making the world a better place through music: Inclusion BC hosts Korean string ensemble in first Canadian tour

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Inclusion BC hosts performances by inclusive Korean string ensemble on September 9 in Richmond and September 13 in Victoria.
 

Inclusion BC to Host Inclusive Orchestra from Korea

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Inclusion BC is proud to host String Ensemble Angelorum, an inclusive string orchestra from Korea that is making waves around the world.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sounds of String Ensemble Angelorum, a string orchestra made up of youth without and with special needs (such as autism and intellectual disabilities). Concerts will be held in Victoria (September 13 at Alex Goolden Hall) and Richmond (September 9 at Fraserview Church). 

News release: Rate increase signals priorities of new government

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The new BC Government announced an increase of $100/month to benefit rates for people with disabilities and people living on social assistance.
              

Inclusion BC Annual Report

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Inclusion BC has published its 2016/17 annual report.
View the report at  www.annualreportinclusionbc.org If you have any questions about our Annual Report or if you would like to receive a hard copy of the report, please contact us at 604.777.9100 or toll free 1-800-618-1119. Or email dkelliher@inclusionbc.org

Resolutions passed at Inclusion BC Annual General Meeting

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The Inclusion BC Federation passed six resolutions at our Annual General Meeting on June 16th. These resolutions will guide our work as we support and advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, their families and our member organizations.
Resolutions: Establishing a Task Force on Income Security in BC Kids Can't Wait An Institution is not a Home Inclusive Affordable Housing for People with Intellectual Disabilities Restoring Quality Inclusive Education Home Share Rates ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE ON INCOME SECURITY IN B.C. (Presented by the Inclusion BC Board of Directors) RESOLUTION

Crowds gather in Richmond to celebrate Disability Pride

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Approximately 1300 people gathered on the streets of Richmond for BC’s first Disability Pride celebration and march.
People with and without disabilities from across the province celebrated pride, inclusion and diversity on Thursday morning. The event is part of BC Disability Pride 2017, a year-long Canada 150+ initiative to bring people together and promote conversations about pride and inclusion.   Learn more at disabilitypride.ca

Inspired by Love Kicks off in Richmond

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Inclusion BC kicked off its annual learning event today at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.
Taking place June 14-17, the theme of this year’s event is Inspired by Love. 700 delegates; people with developmental disabilities, their families, the organizations that support them, and leaders in the field, are gathering to learn from the unique perspectives within our collective voice, driving the movement towards fully inclusive communities.
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