Welcome to Everybody Belongs!, the Inclusion BC Conference for 2020. Our conference is BC’s premier learning event for intellectual disability, inclusion and diversity. This year marks our 44th annual learning event.

We will be hosting the three-day event in beautiful Surrey, B.C., from May 21 – 23, 2020, at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.“Everybody Belongs!” is a unique opportunity to connect with the latest information and resources on inclusion and diversity. We are very proud to co-host with Semiahmoo House Society, (UNITI) and the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo.

Everybody Belongs! Inclusion BC’s 2020 Conference

Dates and Location

Everybody Belongs

Inclusion 2020 Conference
May 21-23, 2020

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue,
Surrey, BC V3R 1N5


Featured Speakers and Events

Margaret Wheatley

 “I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create the conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community, and love to be evoked no matter what.” Margaret Wheatley.

Margaret is a “warrior for the human spirit” focused on bringing out the best our human qualities — generosity, insight, and compassion! She is a best-selling author of nine books including, Who Do We Choose To Be? Please mark your calendars, and save the date.





Sarah Jama

Sarah Jama is a community organizer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is the co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), an organization committed to building the political and community power of people with disabilities.
Sarah will give a keynote on issues surrounding leadership, diversity, justice, and currently works at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion as the Senior Program Coordinator. In her current role, she is building a leadership curriculum for youth around organizing inside and outside political structures, to be disseminated locally at different schools.




Youth Employment Summit

The Youth Employment Summit will build on the strengths, skills, and community that we have developed by producing more than 40 annual conferences. We will create a special learning and networking event focused on the needs of young people making the transition into the workforce.

The Numbers – More than 75% of people with intellectual disabilities do not have jobs based on 2012 research. In 2018, the Government of Canada noted that 40% of people with any type of disabilities did not have jobs. People with disabilities were also more likely to live in poverty. But 39% of unemployed disabled adults had the potential to work.



Call for Workshop Proposals

Share your knowledge and experience as a workshop presenter. Inspire change, spark dialogue, generate new ideas, deepen the learning. Please submit your proposal here:

Call for Workshops Everyone Belongs Inclusion 2020

Hotel and Accommodation

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

15269 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC Canada V3R 1N5
Special Room Rates $169 – $219 per night
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Book your group rate for Inclusion BC-2020 Conference May or call Customer Support In the U.S. & Canada: 1-800-535-4028


Contact: Lesley Patten, Conference Coordinator:

This on Inclusion BC website go to the link here


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