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Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with intellectual disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

What's New in All

September 14, 2011
$6 Million in new funding for people with developmental disabilities is encouraging but a far cry from $70 Million needed to address needs of families and individuals and families needing support....
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September 13, 2011
We all want to live good, satisfying lives in our communities. Sometimes we need extra help or support to do that. If you’re having trouble getting the support you or your family member with a developmental disability needs, BCACL has outlined some steps to follow that may be useful....
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August 31, 2011
The BC Community Living Action Group issued a press release today showing the need for a $70 M budget lift needed immediately to stem community living crisis, halt growing safety risks & restore public confidence....
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August 9, 2011
The Community Living Action Group (of which BCACL is a member) released an update on July 18, 2011....
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Employment
August 8, 2011
Supported Employment Marketing is a five day training that teaches participants the essentials of marketing....
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July 28, 2011
Approximately 250 people attended BCACL’s community living month celebration with Peter Block on October 6, 2011 in Vancouver. Groups discussed Peter's theories about ownership, commitment vs. barter, possibilities and gifts vs deficiencies. ...
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July 26, 2011
This event is a provincial roundtable on home sharing philosophy, models and practice for executive directors, CEO's, program managers and coordinators who are working in not-for-profit and private organizations that provide this option of residential service. ...
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July 19, 2011
You are invited to participate in a Queens University study about the effects of sibling relationships on well-being in adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities....
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Employment
July 13, 2011
The Employment Specialist Series is designed for practitioners working with people who experience multiple barriers to obtaining employment, especially developmental disability, physical disability and/or mental health issues. ...
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July 12, 2011
BCACL Applauds New Westminster City Council for Respecting the Wishes of Former Residents of Woodlands by voting to demolish the last remaining structure from B.C.'s last major institution. BCACL issued the following press release in response to the news....
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