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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.

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!

NEWS RELEASE: Historic Accessible Canada Act Tabled in Parliament

New Westminster, B.C., June 20, 2018 -The Accessible Canada Act was tabled today in Ottawa, marking an historic day for people with disabilities across Canada.

Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada was introduced to Parliament by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Read the Government of Canada news release here.

The Canadian Association for Community Living (our national federation) has responded to the announcement. Read their release here.

Inclusion BC Executive Director Faith Bodnar says, “The new Accessible Canada Act is a watershed for our country as it sets out the expectation and presumption of inclusion for Canadians with disabilities. The Act will propel Canada forward as we reach our goal of being a truly inclusive country that values all citizens, while also ensuring that they have access to supports and services they need."

The act aims to create a barrier-free Canada "through the proactive identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to accessibility wherever Canadians interact with areas under federal jurisdiction."

Contact:
Faith Bodnar, Executive Director
Inclusion BC
Cell: 604-516-0600

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