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On November 21, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute released a new report on a survey of parents on the use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Click here to read the full report. 

Say No to Institutions! Inclusion BC remains concerned that the George Pearson Center redevelopment threatens to institutionalize people with disabilities. Learn more here.

 This August, join a three-day conference at UBC on inclusive education for educators, parents and school teams. More info:  http://bcinclusivelearning.com/

Meet Olivia, Devon, Kayla and Kit on the "on my way" video blog. Share in the journey of these four students as they plan for life after high school. Visit transitionplanningbc.ca

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.

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.

Photo above: Taken at the Inclusion BC, formerly BCACL, poverty forum in November, 2010. Participants discuss ways of addressing the persistent poverty faced by people with disabilities. The forum ended with a call for a poverty reduction strategy in B.C. Read more about the forum here

What's New

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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October 1, 2013
Every year in October we celebrate the gifts that people with developmental disabilities bring to our communities. Groups from across B.C. get together to host unique events that speak to the dedication and relationships that flourish in community, created by communities itself. ...
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