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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.

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.

Opinion: Pittance paid to disabled

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Faith Bodnar - Executive Director, Inclusion BC -Opinion Editorial - Vancouver Sun March 22, 2016
By now many are aware of the Raise the Rates, Leave the Bus Pass Alone petition and campaign that was rolled out by Inclusion BC.

Petition to raise PWD rates and end bus pass claw-back delivered to Minister Stilwell

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Representatives from Inclusion BC and TAPS held a news conference yesterday on the steps of the BC Legislature before delivering the petition to Raise the Rates, Leave our Bus Pass Alone with over 15,000 signatures (online and hand-written) to the Hon. Minister Michelle Stilwell's office.

News Release: Raise the rates, leave our bus pass alone

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Inclusion BC is disappointed by the provincial government’s lack of effective response to the many British Columbians who have opposed the recent decision to claw back the cost of transportation from a small $77 increase in disability benefit rates.
*update* Media coverage from rallies Visit the Inclusion BC Twitter feed and Facebook page for more updates.

RALLIES: Raise the rates, leave our bus pass alone

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Please join us on the lawns of the legislature and in locations across BC as we Rally to show the provincial government that their decision to keep people living in poverty and without affordable transportation is unacceptable!
Visit our Facebook page for photos and updates from the rally. 

Sign the petition: Raise the rates, leave our bus pass alone.

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We want Premier Christy Clark and Minister Michelle Stilwell to raise the rates and leave our bus pass alone!
UPDATE: Rallies planned for Wednesday March 2nd at NOON. Read more.

Disability Benefit Rate Increase – Equalizing Poverty for BC’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

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The BC Government tabled its 2016 budget yesterday, announcing changes to Persons with Disabilities benefits.
Disability Benefit Rate Increase – Equalizing Poverty for BC’s Most Vulnerable Citizens FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BC Budget 2016

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The BC Government tabled its 2016 budget on February 16, 2016. Inclusion BC has responded to the budget, including to the changes to PWD benefits and transportation costs.
*updated* Read our Budget 2016 news release here.  Visit the BC Budget 2016 Government website.  On this page:
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