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Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with developmental disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

A year long celebration including marches, parties, workshops, grants and film making. Join the conversation at disabilitypride.ca

Health and Well-being Guiding Principles

The following principles guide BCACL’s social policy on health and well being:

  • All persons, regardless of disability, have a justified claim to life which is fully equal to that of every other person.
  • People with developmental disabilities have equal rights to health care and health care options.
  • The presence of a developmental disability does not preclude a person’s ability to make or participate in health care decisions.
  • Health and personal care decisions made on behalf of another must be based on knowledge of the individual and their wishes.
  • Relationships with family and friends positively contribute to health and well being.
  • Developing physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual potential promotes health and well being.
  • Every person has a right to receive health care treatment when they need it.