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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

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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July 5, 2011
The Representative for Children and Youth is accepting nominations for its annual Awards of Excellence. The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2011....
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July 5, 2011
BCACL representatives met with the Minister of Education on May 31, 2011 to discuss important issues affecting students with special needs, their families and the state of inclusive education in B.C. Below is a summary of our concerns and the Minister's responses....
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July 4, 2011
BCACL has been happy to support the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship in bringing a new learning program called the Canadian Inclusive Lives Learning Initiative - or CILLI for short....
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June 28, 2011
Our 2010/2011 annual report is now available online. Take a look and see what we have been up to for the last year!...
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June 27, 2011
A report released today from the Representative for Children and Youth finds serious flaws in how the Ministry of Children and Family Development is supporting children with special needs....
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June 22, 2011
The Province of BC has launched an interactive discussion guide on personalized learning in the BC education system. The Ministry of Education is asking for your feedback and any questions you might have about the initiative....
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June 21, 2011
BCACL held its Annual General Meeting on June 17 and 18, 2011. Two resolutions were passed and a new self advocacy caucus elected. We also welcome Jennifer Baumbusch to the BCACL Board of Directors as a one year appointment....
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June 13, 2011
Update, August 8, 2011: Registration is now full for the Ripple Effect Seven in Ainsworth. Come to beautiful Ainsworth Hot Springs in the Kootenays for this exciting and informative retreat especially designed for family members supporting a child with special needs. ...
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June 10, 2011
The BC Association for Community Living will be holding its annual general meeting and workshops in Richmond from June 16 - 18, 2011. The AGM and Communication Workshop are open to the public; however only delegates from BCACL member associations have a vote in the elections. ...
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