Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J8
Inclusion BC is very excited to be working with The Nanaimo Association for Community Living, Clay Tree Society and the BC Self Advocate Leadership Network (SALN) to bring you Everybody Belongs 2024.
The event will be held in Nanaimo from May 30 – June 1 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.
Every year, over 600 people gather to learn, celebrate, network, and share real stories for disability inclusion. This includes 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.
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.
The British Columbia Self Advocate Leadership Network Society (BCSALN) aims to promote a good life through positive and informed actions, networking, and advocacy. They are made of self-advocates from leading organizations in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Northern BC. 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.
Registration + Scholarships
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