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Nothing About Us Without Us! BCPF Self-Advocacy Conference 2024


Calling all BCPF Members and other self-advocacy group members in BC! Join us this March for learning and networking online or in-person. Let’s strengthen our advocacy efforts together and create lasting impact.

Time & Location

Mar 13, 2024, 2:00 p.m. PDT – Mar 16, 2024, 2:00 p.m. PDT

Virtual March 13/14 & In-Person March 15/16

About the event

Join us for our learning and networking conference led by BCPF Members. Self-advocates supporting self-advocates!


This is a hybrid learning and networking event with activities taking place virtually March 13 & 14 and in-person March 15 & 16, 2024.


Event attendees will get to connect with peers while gaining experience and knowledge in leadership development areas such as advocacy, goal setting, presentation skills, using social media, human rights, and more.


The following schedule may change as we confirm workshops and presenters closer to the event.


Virtual Events:

  • Tues, March 12 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm  “Advocacy Circle” Share Your Poem, Speech, Song, Blog, or Project & Get Feedback
  • Wed, March 13 @ 2:00pm – 2:45pm  Canada Disability Benefit & Advocacy Project Overview
  • Wed, March 13 @ 3:00pm – 3:45pm  Self-Advocacy Panel
  • Wed, March 13 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm  Happy Hour Get Together – “Show & Tell” Share About Your Favourite Keepsake
  • Thurs, March 14 @ 10:00am – 10:45am  Inclusive Housing Overview
  • Thurs, March 14 @ 11:00am – 11:45am  Using Social Media for Activism

*Please email us at hello@bcpeopelfirst.com if you’d like to sign up for a presenter spot at the March 12 Advocacy Circle or March 13 Show & Tell


In-Person Events:

  • Fri, March 15 @ 11:00am – 7:00pm Self-Advocate Conference in Vancouver, BC at SFU Vancouver Downtown
  • Sat, March 16 @ 11:00am – 2:00pm Accessibilty Celebration Rally in downtown Vancouver, BC (outdoor event)


These events are for:

  • BCPF members and other self-advocacy group members
  • Self-advocates or people interested in self-advocacy
  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Join us virtually March 13th and 14th! Get entered into a prize draw when you register for the “virtual events ticket” and be enteerd into the prize draw for each of the 5 virtual events you attend. Please register by March 10th for our virtual events.


Join us at our Accessibility Celebration Rally in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, March 16th at 11:00am-2:00pm. This is an outdoor event rain or shine. All are welcome! Find more details here: https://www.bcpeoplefirst.com/event-details/accessibility-in-the-city-a-rally-for-accessibility-celebration-awareness


BCPF Members and leaders of other self-advocacy groups are invited to join us in-person on March 15th for more learning and networking. Lunch will be provided and there will be activities throughout the day. Stay tuned for more details about the scheudle of events on March 15th. Please register by February 15th for our in-person conference event.

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