Everybody Belongs 2025!

Inclusion BC Annual Conference June 4 – 6, 2025 Sheraton Richmond Airport Richmond, British Columbia

Find Empowerment Through Connection

Welcome to British Columbia’s biggest learning event for intellectual and developmental disabilities, inclusion, and diversity. This year, we’re celebrating our 70th anniversary event and our 46th annual collaboration event with Inclusion Canada. This conference is a fantastic opportunity to connect, share, and get the latest information and resources on inclusion and diversity. 

Everybody Belongs! is 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.

Save the date: Registration opens February 2025

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Richmond welcomes you!

Richmond is a unique island city in Metro Vancouver, on the traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous Peoples. It offers all the perks of city living, plus beautiful parks, dike trails, and cultural heritage attractions like the Britannia Heritage Shipyards and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.



We have a small number of scholarships each year, available to people experiencing financial barriers. This scholarship covers most of your 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. If you get a scholarship, we ask that you submit a report about what you’ve learned after the conference.

Applications for scholarships open February 2025.

Travelling to Richmond?

Richmond is home to the Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island, and BC Ferries offer service from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast. There are also several major freeways and the rapid-transit Canada Line into and around Richmond.

Get in Touch

Need help or have questions about our 2025 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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