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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.

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!

What's New in Supports to Children and Families

September 22, 2011
Hon. Harry Bloy, Minister of Social Development, has instructed Community Living BC (CLBC) to make their waitlist statistics public by October 3, 2011. BCACL has been asking for accurate waitlist numbers since CLBC was created. ...
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September 15, 2011
BCACL representatives presented to the Standing Committee on Finance today, stressing the importance of making a substantial financial investment in Community Living BC. ...
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September 13, 2011
We all want to live good, satisfying lives in our communities. Sometimes we need extra help or support to do that. If you’re having trouble getting the support you or your family member with a developmental disability needs, BCACL has outlined some steps to follow that may be useful....
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August 9, 2011
The Community Living Action Group (of which BCACL is a member) released an update on July 18, 2011....
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July 19, 2011
You are invited to participate in a Queens University study about the effects of sibling relationships on well-being in adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities....
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July 5, 2011
The Representative for Children and Youth is accepting nominations for its annual Awards of Excellence. The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2011....
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July 4, 2011
BCACL has been happy to support the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship in bringing a new learning program called the Canadian Inclusive Lives Learning Initiative - or CILLI for short....
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June 28, 2011
Our 2010/2011 annual report is now available online. Take a look and see what we have been up to for the last year!...
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June 27, 2011
A report released today from the Representative for Children and Youth finds serious flaws in how the Ministry of Children and Family Development is supporting children with special needs....
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June 13, 2011
Update, August 8, 2011: Registration is now full for the Ripple Effect Seven in Ainsworth. Come to beautiful Ainsworth Hot Springs in the Kootenays for this exciting and informative retreat especially designed for family members supporting a child with special needs. ...
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