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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.

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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.

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!
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