Current and Past Partners

The Institute engages local, provincial, national, and international organizations as partners in research and community engagement activities. Many have also funded projects or have contributed financially to support our core operations from 2008 – present. These partners will continue to be integral to the work of the Institute and with our growth our engagement with partners provincially, nationally, and internationally will grow as our capacity and reach increases.

The following community, provincial, national, and international organizations, as well as UBC Faculties and Schools have been partners in research and community engagement activities and many have also have funded projects or have contributed financially to support our core operations from 2008 – present.

F – refers to an organization that has both partnered with the CIIC and has also provided funding in cash or in-kind.
  1. AiMHi – Prince George Association for Community Living F
  2. Alzheimer’s Society Canada F
  3. Anvil Centre F
  4. Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC
  5. Autism Okanagan
  6. BC Aboriginal Network for Disability Society
  7. BC Association for Child Development and Intervention
  8. BC Centre for Ability
  9. BC Centre for Employment Excellence F
  10. BC CEO Network F (a network with 115 community social service providing organization members)
  11. BC Council of Administrators of Special Education
  12. BC Employment Network F
  13. BC Ministry of Children and Development F
  14. BC Ministry of Education F
  15. BC People First
  16. BC Representative for Children and Youth
  17. British Columbia Personal Supports Network
  18. Canadian Association for Community Living F (national membership includes over 40,000 individual members, 400 local associations, and 13 Provincial/Territorial Associations for Community Living)
  19. Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors
  20. Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance
  21. Canucks Autism Network
  22. Centre for Dementia Research – The National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life (Sweden)
  23. Centre for Welfare Reform (United Kingdom)
  24. Chilliwack Society for Community Living F
  25. Citizen Network (International, Founding Member)
  26. City of New Westminster F
  27. Community Living British Columbia F
  28. Community Living Society F
  29. Cool Arts Society
  30. Delta Community Living Society F
  31. Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada
  32. Douglas College
  33. Easter Seals BC/Yukon F
  34. Empowering Self Advocates to Take Action
  35. Family Support Institute of BC F
  36. Giving in Action Fund F
  37. IAM Cares F
  38. Inclusion BC F (a provincial federation with 78 member organizations providing services to people with I/DD their families in BC)
  39. Inclusion BC Foundation F
  40. Inclusion BC Self Advocate Advisory Council
  41. Inclusion Langley F
  42. Inclusion Melbourne
  43. Inclusion Powell River F
  44. Independent Living Vernon
  45. Institutes for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society
  46. International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  47. Kelowna Community Development Society
  48. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  49. MOSAIC
  50. Nanaimo Association for Community Living F
  51. Newport Bay Consulting Services
  52. North Island College
  53. Okanagan College Shuswap Settlement Services
  54. Okanagan Nation Alliance Wellness Committee
  55. Pacific Autism Family Network
  56. Pathways Abilities Society
  57. People First of Canada F
  58. posAbilities Association of BC F
  59. Provincial Networking Group Inc.
  60. Ready, Willing and Able
  61. Richmond Society for Community Living F
  62. Saskatchewan Association for Community Living
  63. School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University
  64. School of Library and Archival Information Studies at UBC
  65. Self Advocate Net
  66. Self Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS)
  67. Semiahmoo House Society F
  68. Shuswap Association for Community Living
  69. Shuswap Connexions
  70. Simon Fraser Society for Community Living F
  71. Simon Fraser University
  72. Spectrum Society for Community Living F
  73. sprOUT, a Griffin Centre Project (Toronto)
  74. Starbright Children’s Development Centre
  75. Tangled Art + Disability Society
  76. UBC Faulty of Education (UBC Okanagan, Departments of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, and Educational Studies)
  77. UBC Okanagan Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
  78. UBC Okanagan Faculty of Health and Social Development (Social Work, Nursing, Health and Exercise Sciences)
  79. UBC Okanagan Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences ( Community, Culture and Global Studies)
  80. UBC Vancouver Faculty of Arts ( Social Work, Theater and Film, Psychology, Centre for Research on Personhood and Dementia)
  81. UBC Vancouver Faculty of Medicine (Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy, Psychiatry, Genetics)
  82. UBC Vancouver School of Nursing
  83. UBC Vancouver School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
  84. UBC Vancouver Peter A. Allard School of Law
  85. University of Calgary
  86. University of Delaware, National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities
  87. University of Victoria
  88. Vancity F
  89. Vancouver Coastal Health
  90. Vancouver Island University
  91. Vela Canada F
  92. Western Human Resource Corp
  93. World Federalist Movement-Canada, Vancouver Branch

Current and Past Funding Organizations

It is important to note that many of the Partner organizations listed above have also provided funding in cash or in kind to projects, knowledge exchange initiatives of the core operations of the CIC.  The two lists do not duplicate organizations.

  1. BC Ministry of Social Development and Innovation
  2. Bethesda Christian Association
  3. Canadian Institute of Health Research
  4. Clay Tree Society
  5. Community Living Victoria
  6. Community Ventures Society
  7. Employment and Social Development Canada
  8. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
  9. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  10. The HOMESociety
  11. Thompson Community Services
  12. UBC Catalyzing Research Grant
  13. UBC Inclusion and Equity Office
  14. Vancouver Foundation