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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.

Save the Date! The 2016 Inclusion BC Conference will be in Prince George from June 22-25, 2016. Stay tuned for more exciting details and check out the 2015 conference here.

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.

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...

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

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

November 5, 2015
The Government of B.C. announced today an increase in the amount of assets that people receiving disability assistance may hold without losing eligibility for assistance....
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October 28, 2015
Inclusion BC submitted the Consultation and Recommendations for the 2016 BC Budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to make the case to raise disability assistance rates in next year's provincial budget. ...
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August 26, 2015
As we celebrate our 60th anniversary year and Community Inclusion Month in October, all Inclusion BC members are invited to attend our Federation Summit on October 3 in Burnaby. ...
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