May 28th 2021 Update

May 2021 BC Covid Restart Plan Banner

On May 25th 2021 the BC Provincial Government published its restart plan. 
REALM will continue working with CLBC and WorkSafeBC to keep the workplace safe for everyone. As the situation continues to evolve, please check back here on this page often for updates, and consult the Provincial Government website at the below link for further updates.

April 20th 2021 Update

March 8th Update


February 9th Update

January 18th 2021 Update

January 7th 2021 Update

Via Inclusion BC

As BC rolls out its vaccination strategy, we have been receiving questions about the process and how the needs of people with intellectual disabilities are being addressed.

The BCCDC website outlines who will be receiving the first vaccines. People living in group homes (this includes people with intellectual disabilities) are among the first two groups to receive a vaccine, in February and March. We do not know at this time what that roll-out will look like and when it will begin but will send updates as we receive them.

Studies around the world have shown that people with intellectual disabilities are at higher risk for COVID-19 due to a variety of factors. The vaccine strategy in B.C. and Canada should address the unique needs of people with intellectual disabilities who are at higher risk, including:

  • Older adults with intellectual disabilities,
  • People with intellectual disabilities who have have underlying health conditions,
  • People living in congregate settings such as group homes, and
  • Staff supporting people who are at higher risk.

Easy Read Information About the COVID Vaccine

These easy read booklets give helpful information about the COVID vaccine in Canada. Click on the images below to read and download. Visit the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disities (HCARDD) website for more plain language information about COVID-19 and the vaccine.









December 23 Update

Please visit our Late 2020 COVID Financial Support page to learn more about 2 programs that are available. Note the deadline to apply to one of the two programs is December 31st 2020.

December 19th Update

December 10th Update

November 20th Update

October 8th Update