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Inclusion BC is very excited to be working with The Nanaimo Association for Community Living, and Clay Tree Society to bring you Everybody Belongs 2024. The event will be held in Nanaimo from May 30 – June 1 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

With over 600 people attending every year including self-advocates, family members, community inclusion workers and community leaders, education and therapeutic professionals, and expert advisors, Everybody Belongs is the premier event for the disability community in BC.

This event would not have been successful for so many years without our partners, and we wanted to take a moment to introduce the member organizations who will be co-hosting the 2024 event with us:

The Nanaimo Association for Community Living is committed to supporting people with diversabilities. Their goal is to provide dignity and respect to each person and to empower the people they serve to make their own informed choices that build on their self-determination. Since 1986 they have been providing services and programs to adults with diversabilities and now reach roughly 200 youth and adults through their staffed residences, community inclusion services, and more.

The BC Self Advocate Leadership Network is a Network made of self-advocates from leading organizations in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Northern BC. The majority of SALN members are part of local and provincial self-advocacy and advisory groups. SALN is aware and interested in the BC self-advocate movement. SALN aims to bring together self-advocate leaders to support and learn from each other, and to work on projects that bring about positive change for people with disabilities and communities.

Clay Tree Society provides assistance & support for individuals with developmental disabilities by utilizing a variety of programs, techniques, and systems that help participants live a full life of quality and dignity. They provide services to over 120 people in the areas that provide a quality of life that everyone should have access to including, pre-employment, life skills, training, and education.


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Inclusion BC members add to our collective voice to call for change and advocate for inclusive communities across BC. Our organization recognizes the changes that will have significant impacts on our membership. Inclusion BC holds our public systems accountable, ensuring they provide what people need to live full inclusive lives. Members receive exclusive communications and access to learning and networking opportunities as well as a significant discount to attend our annual conference.

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Written by Renee MacDermid

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