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Missed the Festival? View a selection of the films on the NFB Playlist!

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

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.

Advocacy Support

Community Inclusion Advocate Tina DamInclusion BC provides advocacy support to people with developmental disabilities and family members who need our help. This could mean connecting you with resources in your community or standing by your side as you advocate for the services you need. 

Inclusion BC's new Community Inclusion Advocate, Tina Dam, is among the helpful staff on hand with the experience and knowledge to help you. If you're not sure who you should be talking to, get in touch and we'll connect you with the right person or organization. Below you will also find a list of resources you may find helpful.

Inclusion BC staff are guided by our 23 social policies and principles, which are grounded in the human rights of people with developmental disabilities. 

How to get in touch:

Other Advocacy Resources on this website:

Know your rights - information about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Where to get support - a list of organizations and groups who provide support to people with developmental disabilities and/or families supporting a loved one with a disability.

What to do when you can't get the support you need from Community Living BC (CLBC) (for adult supports) - If you’re having trouble getting the support you or your adult family member with a developmental disability needs from Community Living BC, this page guides you through some steps that may be useful.

Information about self advocacy, with links to self advocacy groups and resources.
*Self Advocacy means speaking up and speaking out for your rights. Many people with developmental disabilities who are speaking up for their rights call themselves "self advocates."

Tips on Meeting with your MLA or MP - When you've tried everything you can to get the help you need but it hasn't worked, it may be time to speak with your political representative. This link gives you some tips on meeting with your MLA or MP.  

General Resources - An extensive list of websites and publications covering a wide variety of topics and issues. View advocacy weblinks here.