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Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with developmental disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

Income Security

Our Vision for 2015

No person with a developmental disability lives in poverty.


Many British Columbians with developmental disabilities live in poverty. Many are poor because they cannot find jobs, or can only find jobs that pay very low wages. Some people with disabilities are able to qualify for disability benefits provided by the provincial Ministry of Housing and Social Development (called Benefits for Persons with Disabilities, or PWD). But often, this isn't enough money to pay for basic things.

When someone does not have enough money, their health and well-being are affected. Being poor means living in poor housing, not being able to eat the proper foods, and often not getting the health and support services that they need. It often means not having opportunities to meet other people or participate in community life. Poverty often leads to poor health, social isolation, and homelessness. Read Inclusion BC's adequate income social policy here.

What's New

April 8, 2016
Join in on the rally for economic justice for people with disabilities in BC at the BC Legislative Assembly (Parliament Buildings) in Victoria on Wednesday April 13th at noon. ...
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March 22, 2016
Faith Bodnar - Executive Director, Inclusion BC -Opinion Editorial - Vancouver Sun March 22, 2016...
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March 10, 2016
Representatives from Inclusion BC and TAPS held a news conference yesterday on the steps of the BC Legislature before delivering the petition to Raise the Rates, Leave our Bus Pass Alone with over 15,000 signatures (online and hand-written) to the Hon. Minister Michelle Stilwell's office. ...
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