We can’t believe we are almost 10!

The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship will celebrate our 10th Anniversary in 2019 and we wouldn’t have made it this far without you. Please consider contributing to our 2018 Annual Campaign to raise funds to support our community engagement, learning and outreach activities. Your donation of any amount will go directly to support these activities. […]

W5 Saturday March 17 – “Growing up Scared”

This Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 7:00p.m. The CTV Documentary show W5 will be featuring “Growing up Scared” a discussion on aging for individuals with disabilities. While the documentary will discuss many troubling and very real issues, there will also be a focus on Microboards as a positive option. Don’t miss Jeff Moulins who created […]

Call for artists with disabilities: “Human Flourishing in Worlds of Disability, Frailty and Suffering”

The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is part of a large multi-party collaboration entitled “Human Flourishing in Worlds of Disability, Frailty and Suffering”; bringing together partners from education, research and arts sectors, led by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). The project is currently accepting applications from Canadian Mad, Deaf, & disability identified artists from across Canada […]

BC Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities

Coming to UBCO in Kelowna May 14 – 18, 2018. Apply to participate in our upcoming British Columbia Leadership Institute. This Institute is being held by the University of Delaware’s National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities in partnership with the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship at UBC. The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities is a consortium of […]

New Book: Intellectual disability- A conceptual history, 1200 -1900

Edited by Patrick McDonagh, C.F. Goodey and Tim Stainton DESCRIPTION   This collection explores the historical origins of our modern concepts of intellectual or learning disability. The essays, from some of the leading historians of ideas of intellectual disability, focus on British and European material from the Middle Ages to the late-nineteenth century and extend […]

United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival

Join us in Kelowna at the UBC Okanagan Campus, Sunday December 3 from 1 – 3 pm

B.C. celebrates Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Press Release British Columbians are invited to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous people with disabilities as government has proclaimed November Indigenous Disability Awareness Month. Acting on a recommendation from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), B.C. became the first province in Canada to dedicate November […]

Forced sterilization of young women with disabilities must end, UN rights expert says

NEW YORK (24 October, 2017) – Forced sterilization and other procedures infringing on sexual and reproductive integrity are part of a pattern of “systemic violence” being carried out on girls and young women with disabilities, and must be eradicated without delay, a UN expert on human rights and disability has said. “We can no longer […]

Campaign seeks to turn disabled voters into powerful force

(This story if from in the United States) Marie Carina desperately wants to exercise her right to vote, but every November, she faces barriers. Just navigating to the polls is difficult for Carina, who is disabled and relies on a wheelchair. “The last time, it took me a while to find the accessible route,” she said. “I had trouble […]

The B.C. Teachers Union is concerned the teacher shortage is affecting special needs students

Global News October 23, 2017 The union representing B.C.’s teachers is worried about the impact the teacher shortage is having on student learning this far into the school year. B.C Teachers Federation President Glen Hansman says students who are in need, are collateral damage because ESL and special-education teachers are asked to fill the role […]