Celebrating Community Inclusion Month 2018

Each October, CLBC joins British Columbians across the province in recognizing and celebrating the contributions and potential of people with developmental disabilities, and the families, friends, caregivers, volunteers, community groups and employers who make our province stronger by ensuring their full participation. For the last 20 years, communities across B.C. have held events and initiatives to help build awareness about inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities, and to celebrate the people who include them.

On October 1, 2018, the Province of British Columbia proclaimed October Community Inclusion Month to more clearly reflect the vision for inclusion across the province. Although the name of the month has changed from Community Living Month to Community Inclusion Month, the meaning and the intent has not.

CLBC is committed to working with the people it serves, service providers and community partners to build a more inclusive British Columbia. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring people with disabilities can fully participate in society – family, friends, communities, the business community, non-profits and governments.

Read a message from CLBC CEO Seonag Macrae marking Community Inclusion Month.

On this webpage you can find links to events and celebrations taking place across the province during Community Inclusion Month, as well as news stories and proclamations from local municipalities.

You can also visit CLBC’s Facebook and Twitter pages, where we will be sharing Community Inclusion Month updates with the hashtag #CIMonth2018.

Inclusion BC is also sharing ideas, resources and Community Inclusion Month events on their website here.

Stay tuned to this page throughout October as it will be updated often.

Events

Click the links below to learn more about events taking place across the province. You can also visit the CLBC Event Calendar here. If you know of an event in your community you would like to share, please send the details to Christopher.Rae@gov.bc.ca.

Stories

Proclamations

Many municipalities make their own proclamations in support of inclusion, which we will be sharing below throughout the month: