October is Community Inclusion Month

Join the celebration! Visit Inclusion BC for details about events and activities throughout the month.

All children deserve quality education

October 1, 2014 Opinion: Special need kids in BC aren’t always getting the chances to succeed

A UBC expert says attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities are improving but underlying discrimination exists

The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games take place at UBC’s Vancouver campus July 8-12. Ahead of the games, UBC Professor Tim Stainton, director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship discusses the challenges facing people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Why is the inclusion of students who have special needs important?

Faith Bodnar, Executive Director of Inclusion BC talks with Bill Goode on CKNW today.

Thank You!

We’d like to acknowledge and thank these community based organizations for contributing financially to support our core operations in 2014 – 2015. Bethesda Christian Association Community Living Society Community Living Victoria Delta Community Living Society Family Support Institute Langley Association for Community Living posAbilities Richmond Society for Community Living Western Human Resource Corp

Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2013 – 2014 Annual Report. Our research agenda continues to grow and we are excited about the increasing number of community and academic partnerships developing. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to and supported our work this past year.

What is Inclusive Education?

Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school. Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn […]

Keep the History of Community Living Alive

For the past 18 months, the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship has been joined by an expert reference group to lay the groundwork for a “Community Living Archive”. This group has recognized the importance of preserving the history of our social movement so that we can learn from our past, now and in the future. […]

UBC researchers find that many parents of children with Down syndrome have unique perspectives on the possibility of a remedy.

The authors of this report, “I love you just the way your are”,researchers Dr. Jehannine Austin and Dr. Catriona Hippman are also research affiliates with the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship and are members of the Balanced Information and Genetic Counselling research project. This project, and our other current research projects and initiatives will be […]

Submission to the Disability White Paper

Our submission is based primarily on evidence drawn from the numerous studies we have undertaken related to the full inclusion and citizenship for people with disabilities with a primary, though not exclusive focus on intellectual disability.