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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!

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.

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Community Living BC Brochure by CLBC, 2010
This brochure provides an introduction to CLBC’s supports and services. The brochure is also being translated into Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog, Vietnamese, French and Spanish and will be printed and distributed in the near future. The brochure answers these questions Read more...
Easy-Read Guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by written, designed and produced for Department for Work and Pensions by the ‘EasyRead’ service @ Inspired Services Publishing Ltd. ISL366/07
Thursday, November 1, 2007
An easy to read guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read more...
Ensuring Community Living for Everyone - Health Care Access Forum Report by Forum Sponsored by Richmond Society for Community Living British Columbia Association for Community Living Report Compiled and Submitted by Malerie Meeker
Monday, February 25, 2008
"Ensuring Community Living for Everyone”, is the report and recommendations from A Provincial Forum on Supporting Adults with Complex Health Care Needs, which BCACL co-hosted in February 2008. The forum was envisioned as an opportunity for advocates and representatives from specialized Read more...
Fifty Years of Community Living! Reflections on a Social Movement in the Midst of Change by John Lord, Final Plenary Session CACL National Conference
Friday, November 21, 2008
John Lord gave the closing comments at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Canadian Association for Community Living in Ottawa in November 2008. This is a summary of his reflections. Read more...
Institution Watch - Special edition focuses on demolition of Woodlands Institution by People First of Canada and the Canadian Association for Community Living
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The focus of the fall 2011 edition of Institution Watch is the final demolition of the Centre Block of the Woodlands Institution in BC. Read more...
Making it Real: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Canadian Association for Community Living, October, 2009
A call to action on ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Provides straight-forward, easy to read background information about the CRPD. Read more...
The Need to Know: Administrative Review of Woodlands School by Dulcie McCallum, August, 2001
In July 2002, the BC government released a report about abuse that took place at Woodlands institution, called The Need to Know: Administrative Review of Woodlands School. The government began an inquiry into abuse at Woodlands after news stories in February 2000 reported that individuals had come Read more...
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. “What the Convention endeavours to do," said Don MacKay, Chairman of the committee that negotiated Read more...
Your Welfare Rights: a guide to BC employment and assistance by Legal Services Society, February 2010, 146 pp
From the Introduction: This booklet is for people in British Columbia who need welfare. Welfare is money and/or other benefits that the provincial government gives to people who are in need. There are rules about who can get these benefits. The Ministry of Housing and Social Development (MHSD) takes Read more...