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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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Everyone Belongs in Our Schools: A Parent's Handbook on Inclusive Education by Inclusion BC, 2014
To order your binder copy: Contact Inclusion BC at 604-777-9100 or info@inclusionbc.org BCACL Edition 4 (updated in August, 2012), 3-hole punched for binder, 148 pp. This new and improved handbook for parents of children and youth with special needs provides information about how the school system Read more...
Exploring Housing Options for People with Developmental Disabilities in BC by BC Non‐Profit Housing Association Research Department, August 2009
From the Executive Summary: Community Living BC (CLBC) convened a Housing Working Group in April 2008 to discuss the housing needs of adults with developmental disabilities in BC and develop strategies to support appropriate and affordable housing options. This group identified the need to produce Read more...
Fact Sheet on Income, Income Support and Disability by Don Gallant, Canadian Association for Community Living, 2010
Income Security
Statistics, key issues and background on income, income support and disability. Read more...
Family Caregiving Study Paper by British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law have launched a study paper titled "Care/Work: Law Reform to Support Family Caregivers to Balance Paid Work and Unpaid Caregiving." See the press release below. Media Release (Issued by the the British Columbia Law 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...
Finding a Job and Keeping it - Tips for Self Advocates by BCACL, the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, and the Self Advocacy Caucus
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This is a plain language booklet for self advocates that gives helpful tips about finding a job and keeping it. See the table of contents below. Why work? ................................................................................................................. 4 Top ten reasons why Read more...
Get on the Train, A Learning Tour on Employment Final Report by Innovation Support Network's Subcommittee on Employment, Fall 2008
In the spring of 2009, a unique opportunity for sharing, learning and networking occurred that allowed people from around the province to gather and share information, resources and ideas related to employment for people with disabilities. Host agencies organized one of the six day events in their Read more...
Guidelines for Self Advocacy Involvement by BCACL, 2008
This guide is to help people plan self advocacy involvement. Read more...
Having a Choice - Interim Report by Woodlands Parent Action Group
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
From the Report's introduction: The Woodlands Parents Action Group (WPAG) welcomes the opportunity to present the following submission in response to the Report on Abuse at Woodlands, “The Need to Know: Administrative Review of Woodlands School”. Our purpose is to provide feedback from the unique Read more...
Inclusion of special education students doesn’t affect classmates’ education by SFU, Centre for Education Research and Policy
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Recent decades have seen an increased emphasis on inclusion of students with special learning needs and disabilities in mainstream classrooms with non-disabled students. One of the questions raised by this trend is whether there are any effects on non-disabled classmates. Read more...