Conference and Learning Events

Connecting, networking, sharing and learning together.

Inclusion BC Events: Bringing People Together

Advocacy is continuing, collaborative work. We offer events across British Columbia to bring people together so we can learn, share, network, and advocate for inclusion—together.

Everybody Belongs! Annual Learning Event

Inclusion BC’s annual Everybody Belongs Learning Event is British Columbia’s biggest and best event for intellectual and developmental disabilities, inclusion and diversity. It takes place in a different British Columbian city each year. If you can’t attend in person, you can access the Keynote Panel events virtually.

Self Advocacy Leadership Series

Inclusion BC hosts the Self Advocate Leadership program during the Everybody Belongs annual event, with dedicated sessions for self advocates. At the end of the conference, these self advocates get a certificate to recognize their learning and activism for inclusion. The certificate is awarded by the British Columbia Self Advocacy Leadership Network Society.

The Family Leadership Series

The Family Leadership Series connects families of children, youth, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over a series of sessions held in different regions across the province, families learn how to strengthen their advocacy and access new resources to help build a good life for their loved one with a disability.

Questions We Can Answer Now

Who are your events for?

Everybody! Our events are for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members, advocates, educators, government representatives, volunteers, disability support workers, and allies of inclusion and diversity.

Are your events free?

It depends. We try to make all of our events as affordable as we can, and we offer scholarships to people with financial barriers.

Our annual Everybody Belongs learning event is a ticketed event. Pricing is different depending on which event or events you want to go to, and if you are an Inclusion BC member, a family member, an Inclusion BC board member and or staff, or a self advocate. You can always attend our Annual General Meeting at this event for free.

Get in Touch

If you have questions or need help finding more information about our conferences and learning events, please contact us! We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Ariel Pavic
Special Events Coordinator

Our approach to advocacy is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, which recognizes the full citizenship and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kerridan Dougen, Advocate

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