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This is the Story of a Civil Rights Movement

The Inclusion BC Foundation is responsible for developing funds to support Inclusion BC and its federation of over 75 Community Living agencies across the province.

2015 is our 60th Anniversary. We built on what we have learned, while looking ahead to seek out new approaches and innovations all the while remembering our genesis: those fearless families in 1955 who, with one simple decision, created a tidal wave of change. They took their children with developmental disabilities home rather than have them placed in an institution.

There is still so much work to be done to end the barriers and isolation that affect families with special needs. We continue to build on the courage and success families have had in the face of immense barriers by establishing regional family advocacy networks across BC.


There are a number of ways you can contribute:

  •  Click the SHARE button to share a public version of this video—one designed to introduce newcomers to the movement.
  • Join

    Join us as a new member

  • Donate

    Donate and join our Circle of Friends by committing to a monthly donation or give a single donation to support our work.

  • Remember

    Remember Inclusion BC in your will or life insurance policy and ensure a sustainable position for people with developmental disabilities in community, schools and workplaces.

To learn more, contact Amy Nugent, Foundation Executive Director, at anugent@inclusionbc.org.


Read previous letters to supporters:

2016 Winter/Spring letter - Note to Receivers

2015 Spring Letter - End Violence Against Women with Developmental Disabilities

2014 Winter Letter - This is a Story of a Civil Rights Movement: Celebrating 60 Years

2013 Winter Letter - Important Information about Restraints and Seclusion

2013 Spring Letter - Opening Doors to Work- Jordyn’s Success Story

2012 Winter Letter - Home for the Holidays: Cyndie and Taryn’s Story


The Inclusion BC Foundation Board of Directors

Inclusion BC would like to recognize and thank the Foundation's Board of Directors for all their great work and enthusiasm: 

President: Annette Delaplace
Vice President: Jackie Carpenter
Treasurer: Alain LeFebvre
Past President: Rory Summers

Faith Bodnar
Howard Kettner
Mike Keating

How to Support Us

Read more about how to support us here.