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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.

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Become a member of Inclusion BC.

Individuals & Families - $20/$30

Inclusion BC members are committed to the vision of a world where everyone belongs. By becoming a member you stand with us as we provide support, education and advocacy where and when it's needed, breaking down barriers and building communities that include people of all abilities. 

For $20 per year, individuals will receive invitations to special events, preferred rates to learning events where there is a ticket price, access to our programming like Ready, Willing & Able and an option to receive our e-newsletter. Members also have acccess to posting on our careers page and more (see below)

If you are a family of a person with a developmental disability, every member of the same household is entitled to the same benefits for $30 a year.

Become a member now and help us advance the human rights of people with developmental disabilities.

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Affiliates - $1000 per year

Join a network of like-minded organizations that are recognized champions of change in supporting the community living movement. The annual membership is $1,000.

Join now as an affiliate.

Organizational Members

View our membership directory.

Member associations across BC deliver a wide range of support services throughout the province, including early intervention, family support, residential services and other kinds of individualized support. They also work with community partners to increase access to recreation, employment, volunteer and civic opportunities.

To join as an organizational member, please contact Faith Bodnar, Executive Director at fbodnar@inclusionbc.org or 604-777-9100 ext. 516.

Anybody who cares about family, who cares about individuals achieving what they’re capable of, who wants full citizenship for everyone, you have a place here.” - Mike Keating, member of Inclusion BC.

Benefits for member organizations

Clothes Drop is a clothing collection enterprise that allows our member organizations to financially sustain their work, while giving back to community and sharing our messages about inclusion. Within a franchise model, Inclusion BC is the Clothes Drop hub, providing overall management with Value Village, provincial branding, and communication support.

To date, 14 participating Clothes Drop members have made a total of over $500,000 in gross revenue. Contact our Clothes Drop Manager, Ailsa Beischer, at abeischer@inclusionbc.org to find out more about getting started. More information is available on our Clothes Drop page.

In the News updates - Inclusion BC sends out regular emails with links to news articles relevant to community living and people with developmental disabilities. This news service is available exclusively to our member organizations. If you are a board member or executive director of a member organization and are not currently receiving these emails, please contact Dawn Steele, Director of Communications, at dsteele@inclusionbc.org.

Careers in Community Living - Inclusion BC has a careers section of our website that lists job vacancies within our member organizations. If you are a member of Inclusion BC and would like to post a job opportunity, please email the posting to info@inclusionbc.org.The email should include either a link to the posting on your website or the posting itself in PDF format.

Executive Directors' Network - Contact Pam Ratcliff, Inclusion BC Executive Assistant, for more information about the upcoming meetings. pratcliff@inclusionbc.org

About the Executive Directors' Network: Inclusion BC supports a network of Executive Directors from our member organizations to meet quarterly. Network meetings are co-chaired by rotating executive directors from within the federation. "ED Net" is an opportunity to network, share information and develop strategies to increase the effectiveness of our collective work. Members welcome and encourage the participation of their senior management staff in an effort to nurture and support leadership development. "ED Net" provides invaluable information to the provincial office about how government policies and practices are being implemented at the local and regional levels and about the impacts they have on people with developmental disabilities and their families. Representatives from government, other provincial federations and community organizations are often invited as guests to increase opportunities for information sharing.

Training and Workshops - Inclusion BC staff provide workshops and training to our member organizations on topics such as advocacy, transitioning out of high school and inclusive education. If you are interested in having Inclusion BC come to your organization, please contact Karen DeLong at kdelong@inclusionbc.org or call 604-777-9100 ext. 530 for more information.