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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!

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

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.

What's New in All

April 29, 2011
The BC Self Advocacy Caucus (a group of 14 self advocate leaders from all regions of the province) is holding its elections on June 17. Nominations are now open. ...
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April 28, 2011
Minister of Social Development Harry Bloy was questioned in the Legislature yesterday about his government’s insufficient funding of supports and services for people with disabilities and their families....
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April 20, 2011
The BC Association for Community Living was shocked that the Province chose to print two articles that aggressively targeted students with special needs....
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Income Security
April 14, 2011
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities publishes help sheets on disability programs and benefits in B.C. the recently published a new sheet (#15) for people with disabilities on the Reserve....
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April 14, 2011
Canadians will be going to the polls on May 2, 2011. This is a national election but it plays out in provinces, communities and neighbourhoods. Across B.C. and Canada, individuals and groups are working together to make disability an election issue. ...
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April 13, 2011
Support Worker Central is an online database designed to match individuals, families and agencies with compatible support workers in their communities. ...
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April 13, 2011
It was reported in the news late last week that a six year old boy with autism had been suspended from school because of an investigation by WorkSafe BC that was initiated by the school....
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April 13, 2011
In an effort to have the voices of family members and persons with developmental disabilities inform our advocacy work, the BC Association for Community Living is embarking on a provincial "conversation tour."...
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April 12, 2011
BCACL representatives recently met with the new Minister of Social Development, Harry Bloy and Deputy Minister Mark Sieben on April 4, 2011 to discuss urgent issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and their families. ...
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April 12, 2011
The Seniors Health Research and Transfer Network’s Community of Practice on Aging and Developmental Disabilities and Partners is conducting a cross Canada survey to identify family and caregivers of adults with a developmental disability who have possible dementia. ...
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