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BC Election 2017 - Disability Supports

Our Vision

Every British Columbian has the supports they need to live full and meaningful lives, so that we all truly belong in inclusive and accessible communities.

Why it’s important

Every person in our province is important, is valued, and has the right to be fully included in our communities. Many adults with developmental disabilities need supports to live at home, develop life skills and find employment so they can live safe, healthy lives. But too many British Columbians still cannot get these supports. Many young people fall into a “black hole” after they leave school because provincial funding for Community Living BC (CLBC) has fallen behind the need for adult supports. Most adults with developmental disabilities in BC still live with and are primarily supported by their families, who face a lifelong struggle because CLBC programs are under-funded.

What we need

INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY LIVING BC: Closing the gap in supports to adults with developmental disabilities and the families who support them requires a major one-time provincial investment. Future CLBC budgets must be linked to the number of eligible adults and rising costs, as support needs change through the lifespan.

IMPROVED REPORTING: Community Living BC should report on where they are unable to respond to needs, including waitlists, wait times and service reduction.

EXTERNAL REVIEW: An independent, collaborative and transparent review of CLBC to can respond to opportunities and challenges.

Question to candidates

If elected, will you support a one-time investment to end CLBC’s service backlog, plus future funding that matches changes in the number of eligible adults and cost of living?

If elected, will you require CLBC to track and publicly report on the number of eligible adults not getting all the supports they need?

If elected, will you support an independent, collaborative and transparent review of CLBC’s governance, resources and capacity?



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