Please note: presentations are posted for a period of six months after the conference.

With 40 sessions and 57 presenters, Rise Up! 2018 gave participants a great deal of material to take home. Here we’ve included many of the presentations from these sessions, and some other materials and external links kindly given to us to use.

Thank you to our presenters who shared their time and expertise to help make this a great conference.


4 Steps on the path to a better future with the RDSP | PLAN Institute and Disability Alliance BC

Inclusion in Sport | Anne Nikitovic and Alison Taplay

Inclusion Journey to Israel | Leamore Cohen

Facilitating Inclusion in Community Life: A tool box for families and practitioners supporting youth and adults with disabilities | Becky Roth, Nadia Galvan Hernandez – posAbilities

Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment |Rachelle Hole, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship

Ready, Willing & Able: 3 year review | Rachelle Hole, Frank Fagan

Cripple Punk | Quin Lawrence

Our Democracy: Accessibility and Opportunities during Provincial Elections in B.C.| Melanie Callas, Outreach Co-ordinator, Elections BC

Building an Inclusive PAC Community | Galen Hutcheson

Building Advocacy |Alexander Magnussen, Self Advocates of Semiahmoo

Year in Review | Alexander Magnussen, Self Advocates of Semiahmoo

SAS Brochure | Alexander Magnussen, Self Advocates of Semiahmoo


Transforming Education Through Local Innovations | Leyton Schnellert


#UsToo | Margaret Newbury Jones and Shelley DeCoste
The following external resources were shared during the #UsToo workshop:

  • Community Living BC Complaints Line 
    1-855-664-7972 – direct line Quality Assurance
    www.communitylivingbc.ca
  • Advocate for Service Quality – Leanne Dospital Email: ASQ@gov.bc.ca 1-800-663-7867 Vancouver – 604-775-1238 Victoria – 250-387-6121
  • WAVAW – Sexual Assault and Crisis Line 1-877-392-7583
  • SEX SENSE – Sexual Health Questions M-F 9-9 1-800-739-7367
  • I Can be Safe Online http://www.icanbesafeonline.com/

From Vision to Action – Transition timeline | Bob Kashyap, Family Support Institute

From Vision to Action – Employment| Bob Kashyap, Family Support Institute

From Vision to Action: Transitioning toward employment | Bob Kashyap, Family Support Institute

The following external resources were also shared during the From Vision to Action Workshop: