In October 2023, Community Living BC began a series of discussions with individuals, families, service providers and key community partners in remote, urban, and Indigenous communities to gather an understanding of people’s experiences, best practices for community inclusion programs, and what ideas people have for the future of these services.
The purpose of this work is to identify best practices for community inclusion supports and recommendations for services and programs for people with diverse abilities in B.C. Following completion, CLBC will propose next steps to support the provision of community inclusion services which reflect current best practices and provincial commitments to inclusion.
From September 2023 to September 2024 information will be gathered through:
- Visits to the broad spectrum of community inclusion services in all regions of B.C.
- Conversations and discussions with individuals, families, service providers and others about current and future services.
- Research into best practices in B.C. and other provinces and countries.
- Documentation of consultation and research results, best practices, and recommendations to support the strengthening of community inclusion services.
In September 2024, following the conclusion of this work, CLBC will present findings and recommendation and begin dialogue and action on next steps.