Disability Pride 2017
Start date: 1 January, 2017
End date: 3 December, 2017
The Story Behind Disability Pride, a short documentary that covers our exploration of pride and its role in civil rights movements. It looks at how and why pride consistently falls on the path to inclusion, what our Disability Pride celebration could look like, the importance of belonging and what being a Canadian means. Disability Pride 2017 will be a flagship event and grants given to help include people with intellectual disabilities as leaders and contributors in existing community activities, causes or celebrations across British Columbia.
Nature of the Project Reach
Community Living is the largest single social service sector in the province. Disability Pride 2017 launched on December 3rd, 2016 as an inward facing project to the 120,000 individuals part of the Community Inclusion Movement. From April - December 2017 we will reach as many of the 4.6M individuals in BC as possible through community grants and our flagship event in Richmond BC in June 2017. (This template could be used Nationally. There is a desire to expand the project and give Inclusion organizations outside BC the opportunity to become part of 2017 celebrations)
Citizens with intellectual disabilities are essential to the Canadian mosaic. Throughout 2017 we’re promoting Disability Pride with the goal of sharing our culture of love with the rest of Canada and inspiring inclusion and belonging.
We are currently in need of an archivist and researcher and funding to support the community grant aspect of the project.