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As B.C.'s restaurant industry faces a severe labour shortage, some businesses are starting to think differently, tapping into a labour pool that has historically gone unnoticed. Watch our latest Ready, Willing & Able video featuring Vancouver's Acme Cafe.

Inclusion BC is proud to sponsor the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship's international conference, Claiming Full Citizenship. Visit the conference website for the brochure and registration information.

 

Everyone in the workplace benefits from the value of diversity. Learn more about our Ready, Willing and Able employment campaign: inclusionbc/ready-willing-and-able.

Inclusion BC has released its 2014/2015 annual report in three different accessible formats. Read the report in print, watch it in video or listen to it in audio. Read more.

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.

When you make a donation to your local Clothes Drop bin, you are directly helping people in your community. Quite simply, we turn your donations into the money that supports Inclusion BC programs. Learn More...

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 60th anniversary Conference and AGM one of the biggest and best yet. From May 27-30, we welcomed 700 people from across the province to Vancouver to learn, share knowledge, celebrate and network. Read more.

Income Security

Our Vision for 2015

No person with a developmental disability lives in poverty.


Many British Columbians with developmental disabilities live in poverty. Many are poor because they cannot find jobs, or can only find jobs that pay very low wages. Some people with disabilities are able to qualify for disability benefits provided by the provincial Ministry of Housing and Social Development (called Benefits for Persons with Disabilities, or PWD). But often, this isn't enough money to pay for basic things.

When someone does not have enough money, their health and well-being are affected. Being poor means living in poor housing, not being able to eat the proper foods, and often not getting the health and support services that they need. It often means not having opportunities to meet other people or participate in community life. Poverty often leads to poor health, social isolation, and homelessness. Read Inclusion BC's adequate income social policy here.

What's New

October 22, 2014
On Friday, October 17, 2014, Inclusion BC submitted the written segment of our presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for input towards the provincial budget 2015 consultation....
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March 21, 2014
Registration is now open for Inclusion BC's 2014 Conference, Tides of Change: Justice, Diversity and Inclusion for All! It will take place June 11-14 in Nanaimo, BC....
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December 10, 2013
Inclusion BC will host its 2014 conference, “Tides of Change: Justice, Diversity and Inclusion for All” in Nanaimo, BC, on June 11-14, 2014. ...
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