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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.

Call for artwork for INSPIRED BY LOVE 2017!

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Inclusion BC is inviting artists with intellectual disabilities to submit visual artwork and photography for our 2017 conference. The artwork will be used in promotional materials and displayed during the conference, which takes place in Richmond, BC from June 14 to 17, 2017.

INSPIRED BY LOVE 2017: Call for Workshop Proposals

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We are currently accepting proposals for workshops and presentations from speakers and thought leaders for "Inspired By Love 2017," Inclusion BC's annual event taking place June 14-17 this year in Richmond, BC

Meet Tina Dam, our new Community Inclusion Advocate

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Tina Dam, our new Community Inclusion Advocate, is the newest addition to the Inclusion BC staff. Inclusion BC has also launched a new advocacy line to allow people to connect directly to an advocate.
Many of you have already met Tina Dam, the latest addition to our Inclusion BC staff team. Tina joined Inclusion BC last November as our new Community Inclusion Advocate. This position was created to improve our ability to share information, connect people to local resources and provide advocacy support.

Kids Can’t Wait: After decade of neglect, thousands losing out on early childhood intervention in BC

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After a decade of neglect for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in British Columbia, waitlists and wait times are growing, service providers are being stretched past their limits and thousands of preschoolers with special needs are losing out, aging out and being left behind.
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2017 New Westminster, BC—After a decade of neglect for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in British Columbia, waitlists and wait times are growing, service providers are being stretched past their limits and thousands of preschoolers with special needs are losing out, aging out and being left behind. Families, along with agency leaders and professionals who provide ECI in community-based programs across BC, have a simple message about the urgency of fixing this: #KidsCantWait!

Dec. 3 Film Festival celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Inclusion BC Foundation and BC Self-Advocacy Foundation host our second annual Film Festival on Dec. 3, celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a unique event produced, programmed and hosted by people with intellectual disabilities

BC Failed a Generation of Students: Time to Rebuild Inclusion in our Public Schools

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During the 14-year fight between the BC government and teachers, a generation of students with special needs had their supports and inclusion steadily eroded. Now Inclusion BC calls for an urgent response to ensure public schools can restore inclusion, lost access and special education supports.

Nov. 16 Provincial Summit on Early Childhood Intervention

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REGISTER NOW: Inclusion BC is hosting a provincial summit with child-serving agencies to build the case for investing in early childhood intervention programs.
 

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Leaves Extraordinary Legacy

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Inclusion BC applauds the outgoing Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, for her remarkable legacy of highlighting issues of child, youth and family vulnerability in our Province, and asks: How will we collectively honour and advance this important work?

Government announces massive step backwards in Inclusive Education by investing in segregated schools

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states students shall receive the support required, within the general education system, to facilitate their effective education.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2016 New Westminster, BC-The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states students shall receive the support required, within the general education system, to facilitate their effective education. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Government of BC announced $1 million to fund a total of 15 Special Education Schools (SES) throughout the province.

October is Community Inclusion Month

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Throughout the month of October, communities across B.C. are promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and bringing awareness to the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
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