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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.

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

What's New in All

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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June 8, 2011
Service providers across B.C. are speaking out against the provincial Government's "aggressive attempts to cut spending." We applaud the CEO network for speaking out in support of community living. Read the article below....
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June 7, 2011
The Canadian Association for Community Living (our National counterpart) has responded to the Federal Budget. Highlights include enhanced support for families and caregivers and steps to improve labour market outcomes for people with developmental disabilities....
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May 26, 2011
The impact of Community Living BC's funding crisis on people with developmental disabilities and their families has recently been reported by local and national media. BCACL is collecting these stories and posting them to our website....
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May 19, 2011
A group of family members and representatives from the Community Living Action Group visited the Legislature yesterday to bring attention to Community Living BC's funding crisis. ...
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May 19, 2011
The Giving in Action Fund offers one-time grants to help families renovate their homes and/or purchase wheelchair accessible vehicles, enhancing their child's ability to participate at home, school and in community....
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