Boy with intellectual disability playing outside with others.Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

While Canada has grown, CACL continues to flourish as well, creating a more inclusive nation for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Founded in 1958, CACL has its roots in parents coming together to seek better lives for their sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities. Today CACL is a national federation of over 40,000 individual members, 400 local associations, and 13 provincial/territorial Associations for Community Living.

To celebrate Canada’s 150 and how far we’ve come, we’re looking for photos and videos that showcase inclusion and diversity across the country. Send us photos and videos of you, your family, and/or your community with a caption that explains what an inclusive Canada looks like to you. At the playground, at work, in the classroom, or around the kitchen table – we want to see real people living lives of real inclusion!

Our Canada welcomes, celebrates, and includes people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Help us share our vision for inclusion during this national celebration!

Email your photo(s) and/or video(s) to If your file is too large to send through email, you can send it through

All photos and videos may be shared on our websites, social media pages, newsletters and other communications.


  • The media must be your own – please do not submit copyrighted photographs
  • You must have permission to share the photos and videosby thosefeatured in the media
  • The media should be recent and positive
  • Low quality (blurry, out of focus, or low resolution) photos or video will not be used
Terms & Conditions
By submitting photo(s) and/or video(s), you are consenting to the use of any and all photo(s) and/or video(s) delivered, in whole or in part, by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) to use on CACL websites, e-newsletters, or other CACL social media outlets and in CACL promotional material, including but not limited to PSAs, annual reports, brochures, etc. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used with the finished photo(s) and/or video(s) and release CACL from any and all claims in connection with the photo(s) and/or video(s) including claims of libel.