August 20-22, 2018

This 3 day event is designed to provide a robust learning environment that will facilitate strategic approaches to inclusion and belonging for all students in B.C.’s elementary and secondary schools.


Please visit the UBC Conference and Accommodations section of the UBC website to book accommodations for this conference. More information can be found here: UBC Accommodations


The 2018 Creating the Future BC Summer Institute will be held at the University of British Columbia in the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Structure of the Day

On August 20-22, 2018, participants from all over BC will come together to hear and learn from people who have extensive experience in Inclusive Learning and who have been doing this heart work for decades.

At this Institute there will be several components that make it successful. There will be a keynote every day, delivered by a champion in diverse, innovative approaches to facilitating inclusive school environments.There will also be various strands of learning for participants to choose from. These strands are Universal Design for Learning, Positive Behavior Supports, Transition, Literacy, Self Regulated Learning and The New Curriculum and Mental Health. Participants will build their capacity to collaboratively analyze and plan for change during the institute planning time and later at their respective school sites. They will also develop next-step action plans that include components of a successful change model (i.e., Vision, Skills, Incentives, Resources, and Action Planning.)

It is clear, when we create inclusive schools, develop lessons and plans that will include all kids right from the start, and look deliberately at how we can transform school culture to have a place for everyone, inclusive environments will be created, and a sense of belonging can and will be experienced by all kids. This belonging transcends just the school environment and ultimately positively impacts people’s lives in all areas including employment, relationships, post secondary education, self esteem, and participation

All participants will be given a package of information that can be shared with all people in their schools. They will be given the chance to ask difficult and challenging questions, and be given direct, tangible strategies to help overcome some of the obstacles that are perceived to be in the way of forming inclusive learning environments for all kids. There will be opportunities to network with other schools from all over B.C., and share knowledge and approaches. Finally, they will leave the Institute with the knowledge, skills, desire and confidence to make their school welcoming and accessible to all kids.

Please check back in soon for the daily schedule.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are meals included?

Currently, lunches will not be included with the fee for the Institute. However, the Summer Institute is working towards securing funding to offer each participant a box lunch on each day.

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Where should I park?

Parkade closest to Neville Scarfe Bldg at UBC: West Parkade Parking Lot 2140 Lower Mall, Vancouver Parkade closest to Wesbrook Bldg at UBC: Health Sciences Parkade 2250 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Parking rates 6am-5pm: $1.75 per half hour, $16.00 max. Map and more info on rates

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I’d like to purchase tickets for a group, is there bulk pricing?

Yep, pricing for groups of 3 or more is 15% off. Please choose that ticket option when registering and make sure you have at least 3 tickets in your cart before you checkout.

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Which payment methods do you accept?

We process payment through paypal which means you can use any major credit card or a bank account. You don’t need to have a paypal account to pay. Just select the option that reads “Don’t have a PayPal account” when you get to the payment page.

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What if I need to cancel my ticket?

Before July 23nd, full refund (less $25 for admin fees) July 23 – August 5th, 50% refund (less $25 admin fees) After August 5th- No refund

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