Say hello, start a conversation

Community Living BC (CLBC) is encouraging British Columbians to participate in Community Living Month.

Community Living BC (CLBC) is encouraging British Columbians to participate in Community Living Month by saying hi and starting a conversation with someone with a developmental disability in your community.
CLBC has launched the second phase of the successful Start with Hi campaign across social media networks. The public education campaign also includes posters, a website and online videos at www.startwithhi.ca with six people with developmental disabilities who explain why the greeting matters to them.
The campaign aims to inspire people to be more welcoming toward people with developmental disabilities by starting a conversation with a simple greeting. The idea came out of feedback from people with developmental disabilities who said a small act, like saying hi, has a huge impact and can help a person feel included and safer in their community.
Each year, Community Living Month celebrates the achievements of people with developmental disabilities. By taking a small action — greeting someone on the street or helping them catch the right bus — people can help them and their families have a stronger sense of belonging, and feel safe and welcome in their neighbourhood.
CLBC is the Crown agency responsible for supports and services for disability-related needs of adults with developmental disabilities, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder or autism spectrum disorder.
— Community Living BC

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