Everybody Belongs 2024!

Inclusion BC Annual Conference May 30 – June 1, 2024 The Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Find Empowerment Through Connection

Everybody Belongs is British Columbia’s biggest learning event for intellectual and developmental disabilities, inclusion, and diversity. Our 45th annual learning event was a fantastic opportunity to connect, share, and get the latest information and resources on inclusion and diversity. 

Thank you to everyone that joined us for Everybody Belongs 2024!

Learn About Everybody Belongs 2025

Our conference was open to everyone, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members, advocates, educators, government representatives, volunteers, disability support workers, and allies of inclusion and diversity.

Nanaimo welcomes you!

Built on the traditional lands of the Snuneymuxw First Nations, Nanaimo offers endless recreational opportunities, has strong healthcare, technology, and construction sectors, and a bustling port.



We had a small number of scholarships each year, available to people experiencing financial barriers. This scholarship covers most costs to attend, including travel and accommodation expenses. 

We provide as many scholarships as we can, giving priority to self advocates, family members, and people who haven’t attended one of our annual conferences in the last five years. Scholarship recipients are asked to submit a report after the conference about what was learned.


Get in Touch

Need help or have questions about our 2024 Everybody Belongs Learning Event?

Ariel Pavic
Special Events Coordinator

A Huge Thank You to our Sponsors Who Share our Vision of an Inclusive World!


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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