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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!

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 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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May 18, 2011
CLBC's funding crisis was reported on last night's Global newscast (May 17) and continued to be discussed in the Legislature yesterday, May 17, 2011....
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May 12, 2011
Effective communication with people with disabilities begins with an evaluation of attitude, power and prejudice. This session will have the participants examine the role that power plays in their interactions with those with disabilities......
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May 10, 2011
The BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) has been flooded with calls and emails from families and individuals who either want to tell their story or want to help put pressure on the Minister and Premier to invest in people with disabilities and their families....
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May 5, 2011
On April 27, 2011, BCACL wrapped up The Road to Inclusion: One Conversation at a Time and we would like to thank-you for the integral role you played in this cross provincial tour and conversation....
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May 4, 2011
BCACL Executive Director Faith Bodnar has written to the Minister of Social Development, Hon. Harry Bloy, in response to his comments in the Legislature today (May 3, 2011)....
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May 2, 2011
STEPS Forward BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (www.steps-forward.org) has agreements with several Universities and Colleges to support students with special needs to attend as auditing students. ...
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