Welcome. The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is a partnership between the UBC School of Social Work, community living organizations and supporters seeking to further the inclusion and full citizenship of people with intellectual disabilities and their families locally, nationally and globally.
The Centre seeks to contribute to this goal through learning, research and knowledge exchange.
Tim Stainton, Director of the UBC School of Social Work and the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship "says the concept is based around building a society as open as possible to everyone, rather than creating exceptions to fit a few." Click the title above to read the Vancouver Sun article.
With Dr. Tim Stainton's lead, the Centre is embarking on a new research project aimed at providing balanced information related to disability to prospective parents. This article (click the title above) was published on the same day Dr. Stainton and research partners from the UBC Department of Medical Genetics and UBC Women's Health Research Institute met to discuss the project. More details will be made available as additional partnerships are confirmed.
The full report, "A Comparison of Cost and Service utilization Across Individualized and Traditional Funding Options through Community Living British Columbia" is now available.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling in Carter v. Canada opposing assisted suicide is being celebrated by Canadians with disabilities. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), two of Canada’s largest organizations representing persons with disabilities and their families are pleased and relieved with the decision. Click the title above to read more.
The 2014 Ideas Workshop Series will focus around the central theme of identifying challenges that race, culture and sexual diversity pose to the community living movement, and developing strategies aimed at improving inclusion.
Ethnicity,Race and Culture: Towards an Inclusive Community Living Movement
Monday January 13, 2014
9am - 4pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Conference Centre