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

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.

What's New in Supports to Children and Families

February 21, 2012
BC's Minister of Finance announced the 2012 provincial budget today. The budget confirmed previous announcements of funding increase to CLBC, the Ministry of Social Development and to the Ministry of Education (classroom improvement fund). ...
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February 3, 2012
Are you the relative of someone who lived in Woodlands or Riverview before 1970? Was your relative buried at the Woodlands (PHI) cemetery? Do you have a connection to the Woodlands Memorial Garden? ...
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January 20, 2012
BCACL has issued a press release in response to the results of an internal review of Community Living BC (CLBC), the government funding body that provides supports to people with developmental disabilities. ...
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January 12, 2012
"Coming Together to Create Change" is a national family leadership newsletter produced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (www.cacl.ca). ...
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January 9, 2012
The Canadian Inclusive Lives Learning Initiative (CILLI), based out of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship at UBC, was featured in a December 18, 2011 article in the Globe and Mail. BCACL provided scholarships for 14 people to attend CILLI....
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January 5, 2012
The BC Community Living Action Group (of which BCACL is a member) reflected on the past year and looked to the year ahead in this recent notice to supporters. ...
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December 12, 2011
The 2012 BCACL Conference Planning Committee is seeking submissions of artwork from artists who are self advocates. The theme of this year's conference is "Moving Forward: Steadfast and Strong”....
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December 1, 2011
BCACL will host its 2012 conference, "Moving Forward: Steadfast and Strong" in Penticton, British Columbia on May 30-June 2, 2012. We are now accepting workshop proposals. The deadline for proposals is January 20, 2012....
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November 18, 2011
In the face of mounting pressure from families, community organizations, media and public, Community Living BC (CLBC), the provincial crown agency that funds services for people with developmental disabilities, has issued an interim report at the request of the Minister of Social Development....
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November 18, 2011
The Standing Committee on Finance released its budget 2012 consultation report. It recommends a financial investment into CLBC and the quick completion of a review. Recommendations also related to the new employment model and improvements to the transition process for youth leaving high school....
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