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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.

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.

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  
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