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Inclusion BC is very excited to be working with The Nanaimo Association for Community Living, BC Self Advocate Leadership Network Society, and Clay Tree Society to bring you Everybody Belongs 2024.

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.

Registration is Open!

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May 30 – June 1, 2024

Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J8


Sponsor Everybody Belongs! 2024

By being a sponsor, you will be working alongside community leaders and changemakers from all over B.C. to advance, celebrate, and connect for inclusion.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Presenting and hosting your own workshop
  • Opening the conference and introducing speakers
  • Featuring your organization in marketing and communications materials
  • And more!

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Would you like to attend the conference but are experiencing financial barriers?

We offer a limited number of scholarships every year which cover most of the costs of attendance, including travel and accommodations in some cases.

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Please stay connected for announcements and updates on registration and scholarships.

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Our Partners

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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