Claiming Full Citizenship 2015

Self Determination. Personalization. Individualized Funding

October 15-17, 2015

With the passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, self-determination, personalization and individualized funding initiatives have a new foundations upon which to build. In countries all over the world, these initiatives are transforming the lives of people with disabilities. Like the shift from institutions to community services, these initiatives are a momentous step forward in assisting people with disabilities and seniors achieve meaningful and rewarding lives as full citizens. In October of 2015, UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is hosting: Claiming Full Citizenship: an International Conference on Self Determination, Personalization, and Individualized Funding. We invite you to join us and share in the excitement and fellowship of this important event.

15 years after “The Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self-determination & Individualized Funding”, an international gathering of researchers, policy makers, government representatives, service providers, agency administrators, as well as advocates and allies from the community living, independent living, and seniors sectors, will be coming together to:

  • Hear stories of the transformative power that these initiatives have had on the lives of people with disabilities
  • Share current research on the efficacy, cost, and outcomes
  • Reflect on past mistakes, oversights, and learnings
  • Examine viable policies and implementation strategies
  • Discuss the successful models of planning, facilitation, and supported decision making implementation and management

This is a rare opportunity to:

  • Meet new like-minded leaders from all over the world
  • Gain an overview of a range of models and practices
  • Learn how support agencies have changed their practices to find innovative means to incorporate these new ways of supporting people
  • Hear about the pragmatics of planning, support and administration
  • Learn how governments have responded to the policy and administrative challenges and opportunities
  • Hear the latest research on self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making initiatives

Who Should Attend:

  • Persons with intellectual, physical and other disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Families, advocates and allies
  • Disability and seniors organizations
  • Researchers and educators

  • Service and support providers
  • Health and human service professionals and students
  • Human service and health policy and program analysts
  • Decision makers in government and the community sectors

Presenting Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

People First of Canada

Conference Sponsors:

Inclusion BC

Alzheimer Society Canada

BCCEO Network

Community Living British Columbia

Canadian Association for Community Living

Community Partners:


ClayTree Society


Semiahmoo House Society

Community Living Society

The Saskatchewan Association for Community Living

Spectrum Society for Community Living

Simon Fraser Society for Community Living

Pathways Ability Society

Inclusion Powell River

Chilliwack Society for Community Living

Langley Association for Community Living

Nanaimo Association for Community Living

Participation Support



All scholarship funding has been allocated. Thank you to the Family Support Institute (FSI) and Inclusion BC for supporting self advocates and families from BC to attend this conference.