In The News from Inclusion BC

Ontario suit alleges people with developmental disabilities denied services
Published Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Lawsuit filed by Timmins family alleges people with developmental disabilities denied necessary services
Class-action lawsuit alleges unreasonable wait lists deny care to people with disabilities
By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Yona Lunsky and Rob Balogh: People with developmental disabilities are invisible in the mental-health system
The Province, Published:April 22, 2017
With the recent federal commitment to increase mental-health funding across Canada, we need to turn our attention toward a group of individuals who are currently invisible within Canada’s mental-health system…

TV debate marks show time for B.C. election; parties look to turn on voters
Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:23AM EDT
VICTORIA — It\’s show time in British Columbia\’s election campaign with Wednesday\’sdebate between the three party leaders offering a high-stakes chance to leave a mark on the campaign with about two weeks to the finish line.

Accessibility activists want to ditch iconic symbol highlighting the wheelchair, not the person
The Forward Movement pushing the province to adopt dynamic wheelchair symbol
By Lauren Pelley, CBC News Posted: Apr 24, 2017

A Syrian Family Finds Acceptance for their Disabled Children through Canadian Resettlement
Apr 23, 2017 | Feature Story, Local Story
By Erla Cabrera, Ottawa, Canada – 24 April 2017
A Syrian mother recalls the warm welcome received upon her family’s arrival

‘If You’re Not Going to Reduce Poverty When You Have a Strong Economy, When Are You Going to Do It?’
BC can learn from Newfoundland’s efforts, says advocate.
By Katie Hyslop Yesterday |

‘Heartbreaking’: Medical standoff leaves man with cerebral palsy stranded at hospital for weeks
Washington Post By Theresa Vargas April 21
Alex Scott cannot speak.
If he could, he might be able to answer a crucial question that has pitted the people who speak for him against one another and left him stranded in a Northern Virginia hospital for three weeks.

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