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  Fall Fling is a fun evening out and a great way to connect with friends and colleagues from BC’s diverse disability community. And your attendance is an opportunity to show your support for our work and for British Columbians with disabilities. All proceeds from Fall Fling benefit people with disabilities through Disability Alliance BC’s programs and services. DABC’s Executive Director, Jane Dyson, is retiring this year and this will be her last DABC gala. We really hope you can join us to help celebrate her 20-year legacy advocating for people with disabilities! Fall Fling Gala and Fundraiser – In support of Disability Alliance BC...

Welcome to Special Woodstock

“Special Woodstock” is a music festival that happens once a year on Vancouver Island, B.C, Canada on the beautiful 140-acre property of Providence Farm, in Duncan, BC, Canada. The date for this years event is  Sunday, August 19, 2018  11:00 a.m.-6:00p.m. “Special Woodstock” was created to feature the artistic talents of people with disabilities alongside professional musicians for the island community. Founded in September 1999 by Shelley Vaags, who saw a need for a platform to be created to feature this incredible, courageous, inspiring and unique community of individuals. click here for more details...

Historic Accessible Canada Act Tabled in Parliament

NEWS RELEASE    Historic Accessible Canada Act Tabled in Parliament   New Westminster, B.C., June 20, 2018 -The Accessible Canada Act was passed today in Ottawa, marking an historic day for people with disabilities across Canada. Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada was introduced to Parliament by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. Read the Government of Canada news release here. The Canadian Association for Community Living (our national federation) has responded to the announcement. Read their release here. Inclusion BC Executive Director Faith Bodnar says, “The new Accessible Canada Act is a watershed for our country as it sets out the expectation and presumption of inclusion for Canadians with disabilities. The Act will propel Canada forward as we reach our goal of being a truly inclusive country that values all citizens, while also ensuring that they have access to supports and services they need.” The act aims to create a barrier-free Canada “through the proactive identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to accessibility wherever Canadians interact with areas under federal...