Inclusion BC – In the News

After lifting minimum wage, NDP government prepares to consult public about reducing poverty
by Charlie Smith on August 16th, 2017 at 8:21 AM
The B.C. NDP government hopes to have a poverty-reduction strategy in place by next year.

Donations help disabled teen realize dream of attending university
Accepted to Carleton University, Benjamin Williamson risked watching his dream slip away
By Ashley Burke, CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2017 2:33 PM ET

Teen with cerebral palsy faces one last hurdle on difficult road to university
Benjamin Williamson, 18, left \’toxic\’ home life behind to realize dream of attending university
By Ashley Burke, CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2017 5:00 AM ET

Ottawa family upset government won\’t cover out-of-country surgery
6-year-old Lamitta El-Roz will get dorsal rhizotomy surgery in the U.S. but family must foot the bill
By Laurie Fagan, CBC News Posted: Aug 11, 2017 5:00 AM ET

Why Down Syndrome in Iceland has all but disappeared
By Julian Quinones, Arijeta Lajka CBS News August 14, 2017, 4:00 PM
With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.

Officers who mocked woman with Down syndrome should lose jobs, mom says
Paola Loriggio TORONTO — The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 2:49PM EDT