Inclusion BC Conference

Welcome to Everybody Belongs, the Inclusion BC Conference. This is BC’s premier learning event for intellectual disability, inclusion and diversity. This will mark our 44th annual learning event. We will be hosting the three-day event in beautiful Surrey, B.C., from May 26-28, 2022, at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

Originally planned for the spring of 2020, the conference was postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to see you in 2022!

We are very proud to co-host with Uniti and the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo.


Featured Speakers and Events

Margaret Wheatley: Who Do We Choose To Be?

 “I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create the conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community, and love to be evoked no matter what.” Margaret Wheatley.

Margaret is a “warrior for the human spirit” focused on bringing out the best our human qualities — generosity, insight, and compassion! She is a best-selling author of nine books including, Who Do We Choose To Be? Please mark your calendars, and save the date.

Sarah Jama: Putting Inclusion into Practice

Sarah Jama is a community organizer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is the co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), an organization committed to building the political and community power of people with disabilities.

Putting Inclusion into Practice: Change making is difficult work. Many people have the right intentions, but are unsure of how to put their intentions into practice. This often leaves people with the right language feeling stuck in terms of actions and impacts. Sarah Jama, co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario will explain how to move past inclusionary rhetoric and move toward building toward change. Through exploring her history with anti-racist organizing, disability justice organizing, and cross solidarity organizing, she will lay out the best practices for coalition building and grassroots organizing in our local communities for real change.


Note: Conference registration will re-open in spring, 2022. We will announce the early-bird deadlines for discounts as we get closer to the event.

Self Advocate, Youth (16-30), Student

  • Early Bird (by) $175
  • Regular (after) $195

Family member

  • Early Bird (by) $350
  • Regular (after) $375

Inclusion BC Member Organization(staff and board)

  • Early Bird (by) $350
  • Regular (after) $375

Professional (Non-Member of Inclusion BC)

  • Early Bird (by) $375
  • Regular (after) $400


Self Advocate, Student

  • Early Bird (by) $95
  • Regular (after6) $100

Family Member

  • Early Bird (by) $125
  • Regular (after) $150


  • Early Bird (by) $165
  • Regular (after) $195

Yes! Youth Employment Summit

  • YES! Youth (ages 16-30) Free! (Limited spaces available. Please register early. Includes lunch.)
  • YES! Travel Scholarships: A limited number of travel scholarships are available for BC youth living outside the lower mainland who wish to attend.


  • Lunches $25 each
  • Dinner/Dance – Friday $50

Contact: Lya Iglesias, Conference Coordinator:

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