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Vancouver parent group provides connection, information, wisdom

Group will begin 2012-13 year Oct. 3 Friday August 24, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger A Vancouver parent group is making it possible for more connection, information and wisdom to grow between families whose sons and daughters are graduating high school, and in Yuko McColluch’s view that’s the best kind of support these families could have. […]

A voyage of discovery for Terrina

Eight people join sailing event organized by BACI Wednesday August 22, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger Trying sailing was high on Terrina’s list of goals she crafted with the support of Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) staff-members last year, and after the 45-minute lark on the open water, she loved it. (more…) Print

New federal panel a step in the right direction, says BACI senior manager

U.K. President’s Group making disability a strategic business and societal priority is worth emulating: Kevin Lusignan Thursday August 2, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger The new federal panel created to explore best practices and barriers around the employment of people who have a disability is a good step forward for Canadians, says Kevin Lusignan. He just […]


When a person is a citizen, life takes place in the community, the person participates, and capacities or a strengths based approach is used. Prince (2009) contended that “citizenship obligations [for people with intellectual disabilities] include aspirations to attend regular classrooms in regular schools; to pay taxes as workers, as consumers, and property owners; and […]

Kickstart – Disability Arts & Culture Festival 2010

Kickstart – Disability Arts & Culture Festival 2010 March 8 – 27  Moving, spirited, unexpected! Dance! Configurations March 20, 8pm March 21, Gala 8pm – Reception 6:30pm Internationally acclaimed hip-hop dance artist Bill Shannon performs Spatial Theory, and dancer Alison Denham and musician Mark Brose perform Peggy Baker’s Geometry of the Circle. March 21 Gala only: Shannon, […]


View five films created by people BACI serves — through a two-year media project partnership between BACI and the National Film Board of Canada. The project, called “This Ability”, uses the power of media to communicate the contributions and gifts of individuals of all ages with differing abilities. Through the Eyes of Artists follows a feisty collective as […]

Person Centered Planning

Person-centered planning is a planning process that emerged in the 1970s where the central theme is inclusion. It is focused on the person with a disability, rather than on the needs of a program or service. Person-centered planning is infused within Positive Behaviour Supports, customized employment approaches and is important in fostering relationships in the […]

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