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October is Community Inclusion Month

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Throughout the month of October, communities across B.C. are promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and bringing awareness to the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Wesminster, BC- Throughout the month of October, communities across B.C. are promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and bringing awareness to the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.  

This year during Community Inclusion Month we encourage communities to look at how people with intellectual disabilities activate their rights to love, learn, vote and work. Putting these rights into action is an integral part of participating in society as a full citizen.  

Community Inclusion Month is a time of celebration and also an opportunity to address barriers to full inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. We know that strong, vibrant communities include everyone. So when we break down barriers to full inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, everyone benefits.  

Events held throughout October showcase the commitment of our movement, as individuals, families and member agencies make real change at a grassroots level and impact lives on a global scale. Some events include 

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For 61 years Inclusion BC and our federation has led the shift from institutions to full, inclusive lives in the community. We promote ability, build awareness and advance rights. Our collective work and leadership continues to build more inclusive communities, address barriers to full citizenship and shape progressive policy and programs. 

Media Contact:

Faith Bodnar 
Executive Director of Inclusion BC 
604.777.9100 Ext. 516 
604-764-2591 cell 
fbodnar@inclusionbc.org