Community Living BC joined the Province, Inclusion BC and many communities in recognizing October 2022 as Community Inclusion Month. The month was an opportunity to recognize the hard work of individuals, families and community members who create inclusive communities and opportunities for all British Columbians with developmental disabilities.
This year, the proclamation recognized the importance of inclusive housing, employment, health and well-being and self-determined Indigenous strategies, all of which are part of a provincial Re-Imagining Community Inclusion initiative. You can read the government proclamation here.
Below you can find Community Inclusion Month proclamations along with stories and highlights of the local celebrations in communities across B.C. to mark the month.
- Gibsons – see a picture of self advocates meeting with Gibsons Mayor Bill Beamish here
- Powell River
Highlights and stories
- Clements Centre for Families kicked off Community Inclusion Month and marked their 65th anniversary
- Kamloopsians advocate for accessibility with Amazing Race to Inclusion
- First annual Inclusion Fest shines light on empowerment on the Sunshine Coast
- Vancouver Community Council organizes community celebration attended by local city councillors
- MLA for Chilliwack-Kent Kelli Paddon host event with Upper Fraser Community Council to proclaim Community Inclusion Month
- First in-person Art Show and Sale in three years brings people together in Vancouver
- VIDEO: Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter founder Krystian Shaw presents on inclusion and the history of his publication
- Kelowna recognizing Community Inclusion Month with annual Inclusion Chain at City Hall