Every year Community Inclusion Month is celebrated in October in communities across B.C.
2021 is the second year where we must celebrate with an ongoing pandemic. After months of isolation, we understand more deeply than ever the importance of being connected and being part of a community of friends and neighbours.
CLBC honours and celebrates self advocates who are showing us their strength and leadership, resilient family caregivers, creative support workers and communities that have taken steps to support everyone. During Community Inclusion Month, CLBC will be recognizing some of these people through our Widening Our World (WOW) awards. Winners will be announced here in October.
This year, CLBC is also joining Inclusion BC to raise awareness about inclusive housing and its importance in making sure our communities are open and welcoming to people with disabilities. You can find a short, informative video about the need for inclusive housing as well as resources to help build awareness on the Key To Home website here.
- Read the B.C. Government Proclamation of Community Inclusion Month here
- Prince George proclaims Community Inclusion Month
- Vancouver proclaims Community Inclusion Month
- Delta City Hall is lit up in blue green to celebrate Community Inclusion Month
- “We all have a part to play in inclusion” – Spencer van Vloten, editor of B.C. Disability and chair of CLBC’s Vancouver Community Council shares story in The Georgia Straight
- Community Inclusion Month reminds us to celebrate people’s diverse abilities – Richmond News story shows how a small action can have a positive impact on our communities and fellow community members
Stay tuned to this page for updates. During Community Inclusion Month this page will be updated to share the different ways people are celebrating the month, including stories and proclamations from local communities. You can also visit CLBC’s Facebook page here and Twitter page here to see what’s happening across the province.
Have an event, story or other highlight you’d like to share? Send an email to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca and let us know.
Inclusion BC will also be hosting information on its website here.
We wish you a safe, healthy and happy Community Inclusion Month 2021!