Join Everybody Belongs, Inclusion BC’s annual conference and B.C.’s premier learning event on community inclusion and diversity.
Call for Workshop Proposals Open
Please review the following Call for Workshop Proposals instructions and complete the application form to submit your proposal by the closing date of Monday, January 15, 2024.
Please note financial compensation will be available for presenters in an unpaid role.
Event Dates and Location
May 30 – June 1, 2024
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J8
Key Issues and Topics
Share your knowledge and experience as a workshop presenter. Inspire change, spark dialogue, generate new ideas, and deepen the learning. We are seeking workshop proposals and presentations on these key themes:
- Community & Disability Supports
- Early Years Supports
- Education & Child Care
- Employment & Skill Development
- Health & Wellness
- Housing & Income Supports
Within these key themes, we’re looking for insights that advance inclusion, starting with the individual and moving up from our grassroots to the global inclusion movement:
- Personal development: Advancing individual well-being, inclusion, and empowerment through improved health and wellness, sexual and relationship education, social and community engagement, leadership, and financial security.
- Professional development: Inspiration and practical tools for advancing careers in disability advocacy, including communication, networking, collaboration, leadership, and digital skills.
- Community development: Strengthening the grassroots capacity of families, groups, and communities to work collaboratively, drive change, and support inclusion.
- Advocacy: Advancing our global advocacy movement by deepening our shared understanding of challenges and solutions and identifying tools and strategies to build a stronger and more effective voice for inclusion.
- First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and Urban Indigenous Experiences: Stories of success, as well as topics around legacies of institutionalization, disparities in service or health outcomes, culturally sensitive services, and opportunities for collaboration.
Sessions and Formats
We are interested in 60-minute interactive presentations that:
- Use person-first or identity-first language;
- Reflect the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life;
- Honour the experiences of Indigenous, multicultural, and LGBTQ2S+ communities;
- Address accessibility and universal design so that all attendees may participate fully;
- Promote evidence-based practices to attain full inclusion in all aspects of society; and,
- Align with Inclusion BC’s advocacy on current issues.
If you have questions about this call for workshops, please contact our Special Events Coordinator at