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.

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

Highlights

October 2018 was a busy Community Inclusion Month across the province, including:

 

Stay tuned to this page in Fall 2019 when it will be updated with information about Community Inclusion Month 2019.