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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.

The State of Children’s Development in British Columbia

Lifetime Networks Spa Night - Victoria

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Victoria
Lifetime Networks Spa Night Building lasting friendships and supports for people with disabilities When: Thursday September 23rd, 2010 and Thursday October 21st From 5:30 to 7:30pm Where: #3-313 Cook Street, Victoria BC.. Help us surpass our goal of $1,000 Enjoy an evening of receiving a spa treatment of the following: Sirona Manicure, Sirona Pedicure, Sirona Facial, or a 45 minute relaxation massage. This evening includes wine and appies.

Lifetime Networks Spa Night - Victoria

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Victoria
Lifetime Networks Spa Night Building lasting friendships and supports for people with disabilities When: Thursday September 23rd, 2010 and Thursday October 21st From 5:30 to 7:30pm Where: #3-313 Cook Street, Victoria BC.. Help us surpass our goal of $1,000 Enjoy an evening of receiving a spa treatment of the following: Sirona Manicure, Sirona Pedicure, Sirona Facial, or a 45 minute relaxation massage. This evening includes wine and appies.

Theatre Terrific Presents Waiting for Godot

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (All day) - Saturday, September 18, 2010 (All day)
Vancouver
When: Sept. 8 - 11 & 15-18 at 8:00pm Matinee- Sat. 18th at 2:00pm Where: Vancouver Japanese United Church, 4010 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Ticket information- 604.637.6380 Tickets can be purchased at the door or online through Vancouver Fringe Festival. Website: go to www.theatreterrific.ca

Theatre Terrific Presents Waiting for Godot

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 (All day) - Saturday, September 11, 2010 (All day)
Vancouver
When: Sept. 8 - 11 & 15-18 at 8:00pm Matinee- Sat. 18th at 2:00pm Where: Vancouver Japanese United Church, 4010 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Ticket information- 604.637.6380 Tickets can be purchased at the door or online through Vancouver Fringe Festival. Website: go to www.theatreterrific.ca

3rd Annual Family Support Institute Trivia Night

Friday, November 5, 2010 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Burnaby
Mark your calendars! The Family Support Institute (FSI) is hosting its 3rd Annual TRIVIA NIGHT in Burnaby on Friday, November 5, 2010. Join us for a night of fun, laughter, food and prizes. The funds raised will help FSI to strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability. A limited number of tickets will be sold so get a team together (table of 8) or buy a ticket individually.

Meeting for Families on Waitlists for the Supported Child Development Program

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Burnaby
Hosted by: Families We would like to gather families to meet, discuss challenges with respect to being waitlisted with Supported Childcare Development Program (SCDP), share our stories and concerns, and work together towards solutions. This meeting will be very timely for us to present our cause as a collective voice, in light of the Provincial government's 2011 Budget Consultations on September 15, 2010. Our goal is to draw on the power of families to make a better world for our children. 

First Call's Annual Dinner

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Vancouver
Join First Call Child and Youth Coalition at their Annual Dinner as they honour retired judge Ted Hughes. This fabulous evening will feature an Indian buffet dinner, a no-host bar, live music, an exciting silent auction, raffle, and door prizes. Tickets go on sale September 7th; $50 person or save on a table of eight for $350 Location: Vancouver, BC Where: Fraserview Banquet Hall, 8240 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC Website: www.firstcallbc.org  

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Annual General Meeting

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Burnaby
Speakers & Topics: Dr. Finlayson - New Spasticity Clinic Donald Renaud - CPABC Advocating for the CP Communities Julia Halipchuk and Tara Kowalski - Bursary Recipients Share Their Stories Where: Bonsor Community Centre, Multi Purpose Room 1, Second Floor, 6550 Bonsor AvenueBurnaby, BC V5H 3G4 Who: Members, community partners & new members all are welcome. Call our office to RSVP or to find out more information 604-408-9484 or toll free in BC at 1-800-663-0004

The Challenge of Adulthood for Teenagers and Adults with ASD – Encouraging Resilience & Self-Reliance

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 8:00am - Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 4:00pm
Vancouver
This two-day presentation, hosted by Autism Community Training (ACT), focuses on the “Social Thinking” approach for teens and young adults with social learning challenges. Visit the website for more information. The early bird deadline for registration is July 22, 2010. About the Presenters:

The State of Children’s Development in British Columbia

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vancouver
Please join Dr. Hertzman and the HELP Research team in their annual look at the state of children’s development in B.C. These sessions will highlight key findings and illustrate how these learnings can guide communities and government in taking action for young children and families. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Read the flyer here.
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