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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.

Increases to Persons with Disabilities Rates (PWD) on the Horizon

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On September 15, Finance Minister Michael de Jong presented BC's Fiscal Update, signaling that the government is looking at PWD rates in the next provincial budget.

Employment Opportunity: Community Inclusion Advocate

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We are hiring a Community Inclusion Advocate. Application Deadline is September 23, 2016
Employment Opportunity

Transportation Support/BC Bus Pass for people receiving disability assistance

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Beginning September 1, 2016, people receiving disability assistance who have the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) designation will receive a $25 rate increase and a Transportation Support Allowance.
 

Announcement from CACL & IRIS: Coming Changes in Executive Leadership

Announcement from the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) &  IRIS - Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society: Coming Changes in Executive Leadership  

Parent-advocate, Margaret Lavery faced undue, mean-spirited pressure to accept supports that did not suit her daughter's needs

Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell has ordered a government agency to reinstate around-the-clock care for a 19-year-old Victoria woman with a severe developmental disability. 

Elimination of bus pass administration fee opens door to dialogue on eliminating barriers faced by people with disabilities

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Friends: Below, please see a press release issued June 27, 2016 by Inclusion BC and a group of stakeholders.
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Open Letter to Premier from 150 BC Community Groups Call on Clark to Raise the Rates, Leave the Bus Pass Alone

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In an incredible show of solidarity and commitment to addressing poverty for some of BC's most vulnerable citizens, Inclusion BC, and a growing number of anti-poverty, human rights, faith groups, immigrant and refugee organizations and disability organizations have banded together
Vancouver, BC (May 18, 2016) - In an incredible show of solidarity and commitment to addressing poverty for some of BC's most vulnerable citizens, Inclusion BC, and a growing number of anti-poverty, human rights, faith groups, immigrant and refugee organizations and disability organizations have banded together in a joint Open Letter calling on Premier Clark to Raise the Rates, Leave our Bus Pass Alone.

Open Letter to Premier Clarke - Raise The Rate, Leave Our Bus Pass Alone

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We are writing in response to your government’s budget, tabled on February 16, 2016, which announced a modest increase of $77 to persons with disabilities benefits while also drastically changing important programs that improve access to transportation for many people with disabilities.
April 21, 2016 Honourable Christy Clark, MLA Premier of British Columbia PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9E1 Dear Premier Clark: RE: BC Budget 2016 – Disability Assistance Rates and Transportation Programs

2016 Inclusion Education Award Winners Announced!

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To highlight National Inclusion Education Month and to bring attention to the many positive examples of classrooms and schools across the country, the Canadian Association of Community Living (CACL) created a national certificate of recognition
To highlight National Inclusion Education Month and to bring attention to the many positive examples of classrooms and schools across the country, the Canadian Association of Community Living (CACL) created a national certificate of recognition to be bestowed upon recipients who have made positive contributions to inclusive education in their province or territory. This year there are two recipients who will be honoured from the Canadian Association for Community Living and Inclusion BC.

Raise the Rates, Leave the Bus Pass Alone Rally - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Join in on the rally for economic justice for people with disabilities in BC at the BC Legislative Assembly (Parliament Buildings) in Victoria on Wednesday April 13th at noon.
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