everybody belongs!

May 30 – June 1, 2024

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

NACL logologo for the British Columbia Self Advocate Leadership Network


Everybody Belongs is the premier event for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in BC. Inclusion BC’s annual conference provides sponsors with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to inclusion and diversity—and to participate in building a broader inclusive community.

The conference will bring together top people in their fields to present over 40 unique workshops on issues such as housing, education, indigenous engagement, and building community.

Your brand will be presented to an active and engaged audience of over 600 attendees including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, advocates, educators, unions, government representatives, volunteers, allies of inclusion and diversity, and disability support professionals.

We hope you will join us in a partnership—to help you achieve your goals and to work together as we build a world where everybody belongs.

To sponsor Everybody Belongs! 2024, contact:
Renee MacDermid
Email: Conference@inclusionbc.org
Phone: 604-777-9100 ext.507

Sponsorship Types and Benefits

Presenting sponsor

signature sponsor

Leadership sponsor

Keynote sponsor

change maker

ground breaker

community sponsor

Exhibitor add on

  • Engage face-to-face with an engaged audience to promote your products or initiative by purchasing a table in our Exhibitor’s Hall. Contact us for pricing details.

custom sponsorship

  • If you are looking for something more specific to your needs, we would be happy to discuss different options with you.


Contact Us

To sponsor Everybody Belongs! 2024, contact:

Renee MacDermid
Email: Conference@inclusionbc.org
Phone: 604-777-9100 ext.507

everybody belongs logo. Text on coloured blocks tilted slightly to the left. Text reads: Everybody Belongs! Inclusion BC 2024. Nanaimo, BC. May 30 to June 1, 2024.

Organizing Partners

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.