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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.

What's New in Supports to Children and Families

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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March 14, 2011
Are you a parent or family member of a child or youth with special needs receiving services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development? We want to hear from you. Please fill out our survey and enter to win an iPod Touch....
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March 2, 2011
Community Living BC (CLBC) released its service plan for 2011/12 - 2013/14 on February 15, 2011. Below is a summary of the plan. ...
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February 14, 2011
Equitas is an international human rights organization that has developed a human rights curriculum for youth in Canada. They have received some funding to adapt the curriculum for British Columbia and are hosting a focus group in Vancouver......
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February 11, 2011
BCACL President Annette Delaplace wrote to the Hon. Mary Polak, Minister of Children and Family Development regarding delays in payments from the Autism Funding Unit....
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January 24, 2011
BCACL has written a letter to Hon. Mary Polak, Minister of Children and Families, regarding the delays therapists have been experiencing in receiving payments from the Autism Funding Unit within the Ministry. ...
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January 14, 2011
Thank you to all of the 457 family members and individuals who filled out our "Count me in" survey. ...
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December 7, 2010
The Disability Advisory Committee of the Community Legal Assistance Society (of which BCACL is a member) hosted a community forum titled "Honouring the Convention: A Call to Action in B.C." on December 10, 2010, the International Day of Human Rights....
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