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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.

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!

Disability Supports

Our Vision

Every British Columbian has the supports needed to live full and meaningful lives with dignity, so that we all truly belong in inclusive and accessible communities.

Why it's important

Every person in our province has worth, is valued, and has the right to be fully included in our communities. Many adults with developmental disabilities need disability supports, including residential, life skills, employment and community inclusion supports that empower them to live safe, healthy and productive lives and to participate as full citizens.

But too many British Columbians are still being denied this fundamental right. Many young people fall into a “black hole” after they leave school because provincial funding for Community Living BC (CLBC) has fallen behind the need for adult supports. Most adults with developmental disabilities in BC still live with and are primarily supported by their families, who face a lifelong struggle because CLBC programs intended to assist them are under-funded.  

Inclusion BC's position

We have urged the BC govenrment to:

  1. Increase the CLBC budget annually by at least 6% to keep pace with the agency's projected caseload growth, pending a full review of CLBC's mandate and budget needs.
  2. Commission a full review of CLBC that examines governance, mandate, support needs, transparency and operations.

 Relevant Social Policies

What's New

October 16, 2018
Inclusion BC offers advice on BC Budget 2019 priorities during annual Fall Consultation...
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May 29, 2018
The Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Hon. Shane Simpson, announced today that Inclusion BC and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) will receive new funding to support their work....
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May 29, 2018
See what we've been up to this past year and how your support has helped us make an impact on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in BC....
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