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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!

Inclusive Education Practice - Effective Leadership for Schools and Communities

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
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
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.

MHSD Employment Program Stakeholder Information Sessions

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 (All day) - Tuesday, June 29, 2010 (All day)
Various BC locations
The Ministry of Housing and Social Development (MHSD) is inviting community and stakeholders to information sessions across the province to advise how the Business Transformation Project's new employment program is going to roll out. This is our last chance to have input into the project before it is implemented this fall. BCACL encourages you to attend a session in your area to ensure that the voices of people with developmental disabilities are heard loud and clear.

Spring Frolic - Casino Party

Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 6:30pm - 11:59pm
North Vancouver
Interfit invites you to attend Spring Frolic 2010 Casino Party! Download the PDF flyer here. When: Saturday, May 15, 2010; 6:30pm - MidnightWhere: Delbrook Rec Centre, 600 West Queens Road, North Vancouver

Living Wage Roundtable

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Guests include:

FamilyWORKS meeting notice

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 6:00pm
The next familyWORKS meeting is on June 5, 2010 at the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion. The meeting will start with a potluck dinner (BBQ) at 6 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. FamilyWORKS is governed by families who are trying to find innovative ways to create or find employment for loved ones that have intellectual disabilities. The meeting is open to the public - all family members are welcome to attend.

Animal Tales - For Handbells and Orchestra

Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 7:30pm
North Vancouver
Sinfonia and Cascadia invite the community to the world-premiere presentation of Carnival of the Animals for Handbells and Orchestra. Handbells are played by members of the Cascadia Society, a group of adults with developmental disabilities who thrive through creative process.

Delightful Decade Dance - Mission Self Advocates

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Dress up as your favorite Decade 1950’s-2010. Read the flyer here. When: April 23, 2010; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Where: Mission Elks Hall 33336 Second Ave, Mission $5 ADMISSION CHARGE (TICKETS AT THE DOOR) INCLUDES 1 RAFFLE TICKET AND 1 FREE POP AND BAG OF CHIPS. ANY ADDITIONAL POP & CHIPS COST $1.00 EACH. Pizza $1.50 50/50 Tickets 50 cents a ticket $2.00 for 5 or $5.00 for 10 MUSIC BY DJ WHEELS

BC Association for Community Living's Annual General Meeting

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 6:00pm - Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 5:00pm
The BC Association for Community Living will be holding its annual general meeting in Burnaby on June 18 and 19, 2010. The meeting is open to the public; however only delegates from BCACL member associations have a vote in the elections. Download a registration form here. When:  1st session – June 18th (Friday) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2nd session – June 19th (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Inclusive Education Practice - Effective Leadership for Schools and Communities

Sunday, August 1, 2010 (All day) - Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (All day)
St. John's Newfoundland
Stay tuned for more information. Read the flyer here. When: August 1 - 3, 2010 Where: St. John's Newfoundland - Memorial University of Newfoundland
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