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

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December 9, 2009
BCACL is now accepting applications from self advocates or self advocacy groups for funding to do innovative work in their communities. ...
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December 9, 2009
BCACL has launched a petition to Premier Campbell urging his government to reverse recent changes made to the Community Living Authority Act that remove the legislated requirement that people with developmental disabilities and family members are guaranteed a place on the CLBC Board of Directors. ...
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Income Security
December 4, 2009
Marking the 20th anniversary of the 1989 unanimous resolution of of the House to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000, the House of Commons acknowledged the failed motion and.....
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December 3, 2009
Today, on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Association for Community Living released their stark 2009 report card on the Inclusion of Canadians with Intellectual Disabilities. ...
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November 25, 2009
The BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) has joined the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) and the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) in calling for an immediate end to the HandyDART strike in Metro Vancouver. The strike has now lasted over four weeks....
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November 12, 2009
Some educators in BC are distributing a disclaimer form to parents saying that their child's needs may not be met as the classroom has more than three students with special needs. ...
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November 2, 2009
BCACL is tracking developments with regards to the H1N1 flu pandemic to ensure that everyone who needs treatment gets treatment. The Canadian Association for Community Living recently passed a resolution at its 2009 AGM regarding H1N1 pandemic planning and people with developmental disabilities...
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October 1, 2009
The BC Association for Community Living is outraged at the BC Government's recent decision to eliminate the Provincial Advisor Offices of the Infant Development Program, Aboriginal Infant Development Program and the Supported Child Development Program....
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September 28, 2009
BCACL presented its budget priorities to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services on Monday, September 28. ...
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September 3, 2009
After weeks of uncertainty, the provincial government has decided to honour three-year gaming grant commitments....
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