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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.

BC FamilyNet AGM

Autism Biennial Congress 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 7:00am - Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:00pm
Autism Through the Lifespan featuring the Autism Expo & Market Featuring 18 plus of the world’s foremost autism experts speaking on topics covering the full range of everything that you must know about Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan. This theme reflects the reality that autism spectrum disorders present an evolving set of personal, familial, societal, and therapeutic issues as affected individuals pass from infancy, childhood through adolescence, adulthood, and finally old age.

RealWheels and VAMS presents Storytelling in the Performing Arts

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Are you a person with a disability interested in theatre, music or dance? Do you have any stories you’d like to tell? Realwheels and the Vancouver Adaptive Music Society (VAMS) are hosting weekly drop-in sessions at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Center to explore creative expressions in the performing arts. Act out scenes, sing songs, do a creative dance or a combination of any or all of the above. Wonderful, professional arts facilitators will support you all the way in a safe, favorable environment.

Winter Social Potluck

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Vancouver Parents Transition Group invites you and your family to their Winter Social Potluck Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 6:00 - 9:30 PM Where: Vancouver Resource Society, #100 - 2006 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver Let’s get together to share Friendship and Support AND BEST OF ALL: LAUGHTERS AND DREAMS ABOUT OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE!!! Bring your favorite dish to share and we shall provide the rest: hot and cold drinks, good cheers and company!

Ryan Lachance's Sit Down Stand Up Comedy Tour

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
White Rock
Where: Sawbucks Pub, 1626 - 152nd Street, White Rock When: Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010 Time: Music and Art by Phil Dickson and Ian Sprung @ 8 pm, Comedy by Ryan Lachance @ 8:30 to 10:30 pm Cost: $10 Half of proceeds generously will be donated to Cerebral Palsy Association of BC. In these times of reduced funding and services, this gift is very important in helping us to continue to service individuals and families dealing with Cerebral Palsy. For more information, please call 604-536-6420

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration - Vancouver

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
As you may know, December 3 is the United Nations Day of Persons with Disabilities, and gives us an opportunity to shine a light on the achievements of people with disabilities and the possibility of a world where everyone belongs. The celebration will be opened by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson at 5:30, followed by a wonderful evening of music, performances, crafts, dance, storytelling, and art, performed and designed by artists, performers and musicians with disabilities. This is a special community event with real opportunity for connection and understanding.

Living with Autism: Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Speak Out! - Vancouver

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
in 2007, Autism Society Canada established an Advisory Committee of Adults Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). On November 26th, three Committee members will speak about their realities. We will hear from Kristian Hooker, Georges Huard and Martine Stonehouse, all of who have diagnosed with ASD. This Colloquium will be introduced by Dr. Kevin Stoddart, Director of the Redpath Center in Toronto and Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Date: Friday November 26, 2010. 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Mentoring at Work Workshop - Delta

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is proud to present this unique opportunity. This one-day interactive workshop will explore mentoring processes from mentees, mentors and organizational perspectives. Topics will include the function and benefits of mentoring, methods of creating and developing mentoring relationships for individuals including goal-setting and monitoring processes, and how to implement organization-wide mentoring programs.

International Experience in Serving Job Seekers with Disabilities - New Westminster

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
**PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE** The Province of BC is moving towards implementing one stop employment centres as a key part of 2012 Employment Program of British Columbia. This Program has the potential to dramatically change the manner in which job seekers with disabilities seek employment and employment supports.

Helping people with an intellectual disability have their own aspirational voice - Vancouver

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Helping people with an intellectual disability have their own aspirational voice: From ‘non verbal’ to ‘uniquely verbal' Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship Colloquium

BC FamilyNet AGM

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Once again, BC families, adults and children are facing trying challenges in the face of fresh budget cuts in key sectors and yet another round in the endless restructuring of community living. Over the past year, our board has worked with families, government and other groups to bring forward concerns. We've also devoted considerable effort to laying the foundation for our organization to serve as a strong, independent and effective voice for BC families.
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