Community Inclusion Month October 2022 in support of Community Inclusion Month October 2022


This Page in recognizing Community Inclusion Month. will highlight the achievements, events and awareness throughout month of October


First part is what is Community Inclusion Month.

The B.C. government has proclaimed October 2022 as Community Inclusion Month. In the month of October, communities across B.C. are promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and bringing awareness to the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Province of British Columbia Proclamation

Congratulations to Self Advocate Michael McLellan for winning the 2022 CLBC WOW AWARD!
During Community Inclusion Month, CLBC recognizes people who make our communities more inclusive through the Widening Our World (WOW) awards. Michael was nominated for his decades of leadership in the self advocacy movement, and for lending his voice strongly to ensuring all people are included in their communities. Michael is a founding member of the BC Self Advocacy Leadership Network, a member of the Inclusion BC Self Advocacy Committee, president of the Empowering Self Advocates to Take Action Co-operative and a member of the Provincial Accessibility Committee. He was also recently appointed to the board of Inclusion Canada

Community Living Month Events 2022

Community Inclusion Month 2022

Community Living BC is pleased to join the Province, Inclusion BC and many communities in recognizing October as Community Inclusion Month. The month is an opportunity to recognize the hard work of individuals, families and community members who create inclusive communities and opportunities for all British Columbians with developmental disabilities.

This year the proclamation recognizes the importance of inclusive housing, employment, health and well-being and self-determined Indigenous strategies, all of which are part of a provincial Re-Imagining Community Inclusion initiative. You can read the government proclamation here.

Below you can also find Community Inclusion Month proclamations from communities across B.C. as well as local celebrations to mark the month and stories and highlights.

During Community Inclusion Month, CLBC will be recognizing people who make our communities more inclusive through our Widening Our World (WOW) awards. We look forward to announcing the winners in the coming days on our website here.

You can recognize Community Inclusion Month and find related updates on social media channels by using the hashtag is #CommunityInclusionMonth


Community Celebrations

This year, many communities are hosting in person celebrations and events and for many, this is a welcomed step forward. We hope that this year, you celebrate Community Inclusion Month in a way that is safe and comfortable for you whether in person or virtual. Here are some of the events taking place:

Highlights and stories

We will regularly update this page throughout the month and our Facebook and Twitter pages to promote community events, share stories, and other initiatives that recognize and celebrate this important month.

We want to hear directly about what’s happening in your community. You can let us know at and we will help spread the word.

This on CLBC Website go to the link here

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