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From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

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

2018 DRNBC Conference

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:00am - Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

2018 DRNBC Conference

Hosted by: Disability Resource Network of BC
Date: May 7th and 8th, 2018
Location: Vancouver Community College, Pender Campus, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver (Click for map)
Registration: Now available online (Note: Early bird pricing ends at April 19th, 2018)

View this year's program and speakers

The 35th annual Disability Resource Network of B.C. for Post-secondary Education Conference (DRNBC) brings together disability resource professionals and students representing colleges, universities, polytechnics and partner organizations from across B.C. and beyond. This conference provides an opportunity to hear presentations from innovative thought leaders, exchange ideas and help contribute to community building and advancing partnerships within the field. The two-day annual conference is designed to offer opportunities for networking with community members, educators, and employers servicing students with disabilities, as well as students themselves.

This year’s theme Access by Design: Building Together for a Better Tomorrow focuses on the importance of collaboration in deliberately designing access for all students to post-secondary education. As the African proverb goes,” If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Through thoughtful partnerships between universities and colleges’ programs, services and faculty, community organizations and agencies, businesses, government, and individuals, together we can use proactive collaboration and building relationships as a framework for promoting access and inclusion. We hope this year’s conference will inspire workshops on innovative practices, tools and strategies that facilitate conversations among providers and users alike, about how we can bring about effective partnerships to build a better tomorrow.

Please visit the Conference website for more information or contact Dana Higgins, Conference Planner, via email drnconference@outlook.com