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.
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.
Dale and Leanne are valuable members of the team at the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship. They are currently consulting on the Mapping Inclusive Employment Practices Project, have been advisors to the Home Sharing research study, and play an important role in translating materials into plain language.
Click the title to see a short video about their involvement.
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.
More information and the CACL position statement on assisted suicide can be found on the CACL website at www.cacl.ca
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.
The Canadian Association for Community Living envisions that families access the supports and opportunities they need to assure inclusion for family members with intellectual disabilities, and to secure family, social and economic well being. CACL also envisions that working-age adults with intellectual disabilities are employed at the same rate as the general population. Read the report to see how Canada is measuring up.
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.
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 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.
June 11, 2014, Nanaimo.
We are pleased to be hosting Inclusion BC's pre-conference day.
Register online at inclusionbc.org/conference-2014
Tides of Change: Justice, Diversity and Inclusion for All
June 11-14, 2014 Nanaimo