With your support, Inclusion BC is helping people with intellectual disabilities and their families get through the pandemic.
This year has been a tough one.
Our advocacy helpline has seen a dramatic increase in calls since the beginning of the pandemic. We’ve hired additional staff and have managed to meet the demand, while also fulfilling our commitment to excellent service and quick response times.
The helpline is a free service, funded by donors like yourself.
Inclusion BC has also been working hard at a systems level, pushing for progressive policies that ensure the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and their families are prioritized in pandemic responses and recovery strategies.
In the fall, we created The Inclusion BC COVID-19 Disability Response Fund to support our work in this area. By donating to this fund, you will help us make sure people with intellectual disabilities and their families are not left behind in this crisis, and that their basic humanity and civil rights are recognized and respected.
With the help of your donation,
- We will continue pushing for pandemic responses and recovery strategies that prioritize the needs of people with disabilities and their families,
- We will meet the increasing demand for our advocacy helpline, making sure people get the help they need, when they need it,
- We will continue providing educational opportunities that provide people with knowledge to advocate for themselves and make a difference in the community,
- We will launch a civic engagement campaign in the new year to help British Columbians talk to their MLAs about issues that matter to people with intellectual disabilities.
We are at a critical time in our organization’s history. Donors such as yourself can help us avoid cutting back on our vital work, which has never been more important. At a time when many charities like ours are struggling, your support is especially important.
Thank you for your support,
Executive Director, Inclusion BC