On behalf of CLBC, I invite you to join in recognizing the 19th annual Community Living Month in B.C., proclaimed by the government of B.C. This is a time to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion of people with diverse abilities in all aspects of our society.
No celebration of this important month would be complete without acknowledging the significant contributions of people with diverse abilities. They are our community members, friends, work colleagues and neighbours who enrich our lives – and our communities – with their energy, talents and unique abilities.
Inclusion happens through acceptance and understanding, and when all community members take part.
We also recognize and thank the many efforts of individuals, families, service providers, partners, community groups and municipalities who are working to support people with diverse abilities to live “lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities.”
On October 18, all British Columbians also have a chance to recognize “inclusion champions” when CLBC opens nominations for our annual Widening our World (WOW) award. If you know an employer, support worker, agency, community group or volunteer who is making a difference, please nominate them online or by picking up a form at your local CLBC office.
Events and celebrations to applaud people’s contributions are being held throughout October in communities across B.C. You can find many listed on our CLBC events calendar. I encourage you to join in to events in your area to demonstrate your support for inclusion – and to enjoy the diversity of your community!
Community Living BC