Following a successful demonstration project in 2009-10, CLBC officially launched the include Me! survey process. We began in 2012-13 in the Vancouver-Coastal and South Fraser regions. In 2013-14, the survey expanded to include the Southern Interior region. Each year, the survey is administered in regions where we have previously been active and we expand into new territory. During the 2017-18 year, we will be expanding to the North region.
More than 3,500 individuals served by approximately 90 agencies have already participated. The information collected over the past five years is being used by service providers to make decisions about how to further improve the quality of life of the individuals they serve and is being used by CLBC to inform policy and program decisions.
More recently, a similar survey was also administered to members of the general population in both the Lower Mainland and Interior regions.