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. 


What's New

The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games take place at UBC’s Vancouver campus July 8-12. Ahead of the games, UBC Professor Tim Stainton, director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship discusses the challenges facing people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Faith Bodnar, Executive Director of Inclusion BC talks with Bill Goode on CKNW today.

We'd like to acknowledge and thank these community based organizations for contributing financially to support our core operations in 2014 - 2015.

Bethesda Christian Association

Community Living Society

Community Living Victoria

Delta Community Living Society

Family Support Institute

Langley Association for Community Living


Richmond Society for Community Living

Western Human Resource Corp

We are pleased to share our 2013 - 2014 Annual Report. Our research agenda continues to grow and we are excited about the increasing number of community and academic partnerships developing. We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to and supported our work this past year.


Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.

Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together.

Visit Inclusive Education Canada at inclusiveeducation.ca to learn more.

For the past 18 months, the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship has been joined by an expert reference group to lay the groundwork for a "Community Living Archive". This group has recognized the importance of preserving the history of our social movement so that we can learn from our past, now and in the future. After hard work and dedication, the Reference Group is thrilled to announce the inaugural donation to UBC's Rare Books and Special Collections Department. The Jackie Maniago Fonds (Collection) marks the first of its kind in British Columbia, and represents the inclusion of our collective story in the public record. Our story is one of adversity, hope, radical change, and determination, and is something to celebrate.

The Historical Collections and Archives Reference Group wants your records to be preserved. The voices of individuals and organizations need to be in the historical record. Find out more about what can be donated and how you can be involved.

The authors of this report, "I love you just the way your are",researchers Dr. Jehannine Austin and Dr. Catriona Hippman are also research affiliates with the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship and are members of the Balanced Information and Genetic Counselling research project.

This project, and our other current research projects and initiatives will be highlighted at our upcoming event, Research with Relevance, June 11, 2014 in Nanaimo.

Our submission is based primarily on evidence drawn from the numerous studies we have undertaken related to the full inclusion and citizenship for people with disabilities with a primary, though not exclusive focus on intellectual disability.

CILLI is a one of a kind learning program designed by the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship. We are pleased to announce we are currently exploring partnerships to deliver CILLI in the Okanagan and Lower Mainland regions beginning September 2014. Please check back for updates and announcements. Click the title above for an interactive "prezi" for an overview of the program.

This new site offers a range of resources as well as principles, etexts and discussion forums on the often neglected area of the history of Intellectual disability. Site authors Chris Goodey, Patrick McDonagh, Lynn Rose, Murray Simpson and CIC Director Tim Stainton are recognized leaders in this small but growing area of research. While there is much for academics on the site, the authors are all very committed to ensuring the lessons of history are applied in real world contexts and in support of furthering the citizenship and inclusion of people with disabilities.

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with the BC Centre for Employment Excellence, and the UBC Centre for Social, Spatial and Economic Justice, we are set to begin a research project to capture, study and share best practices concerning the employment of people with developmental disabilities in BC using an interactive online mapping database, The BC Employment Mapping Tool.

Overall, the evaluation concluded that EATI is meeting unmet need for assistive technology among people with disabilities in BC and is impacting people with disabilities concerning employment. Read the full report by clicking the title above.


Thanks very much to everyone who joined us in Nanaimo June 11, 2014. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support.

Mark your calendars for October 2015. The CIC is hosting this international conference in collaboration with UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education.


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Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC)
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phone : 604.822.5872
fax: 604.822.8656
e-mail: cic.ubc@ubc.ca

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