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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 Disability Supports

September 1, 2009
BCACL is reassured that the provincial government has "reconfirmed” in their September 1, 2009 budget update that funding from the February 2009 budget for programs and services for ...
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August 20, 2009
The provincial government has lifted its funding freeze on lottery/gaming grants. While this is good news for those who are waiting for critical grants, we are concerned that this reprieve is temporary....
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August 18, 2009
The provincial government has frozen all lottery gaming grants pending a review of the entire program....
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July 25, 2009
President Obama announced on July 25 that the United States of America will sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). ...
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June 9, 2009
The Vancouver Sun - June 18 edition - has printed a BCACL letter in response to their article titled "Women must now wait to 40 for publicly paid amnio test." ...
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February 24, 2009
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) is the third national bank to announce that it will be offering RDSPs to Canadians across the country. ...
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February 18, 2009
The BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) applauds the Government of BC for investing in the lives of people with developmental disabilities....
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October 27, 2008
Advocates from the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living (SACL) celebrated on October 23 as the Government of Saskatchewan announced a $76.9 million investment to eliminate waitlists for residential, day and specialized programs for people with developmental disabilities in Saskatchewan. ...
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October 24, 2008
On Friday, October 24, 2008, BCACL submitted the written segment of our presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Relations for input towards the provincial budget 2009 consultation. ...
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September 25, 2008
BCACL strongly urges the Federal Government to help promote and protect the principles of dignity and justice for all persons around the world, by supporting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), before October 3, 2008....
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