October is Inclusion Month in Saskatchewan. The government released the proclamation today as an opportunity to celebrate the positive difference inclusion has made in the lives of people with disabilities and the contributions people with disabilities make in their communities. According to the release, it is also an opportunity to acknowledge the important work that staff and volunteers of Inclusion Saskatchewan do.

"Our government is committed to being a truly inclusive province where everyone can take part in their communities," Social Services Minister Lori Carr said. "By continuing to develop accessibility legislation for Saskatchewan and investing in group homes and day program services for people with disabilities, we are working towards a province where everyone, no matter their abilities, can be included."

Inclusion Saskatchewan, formerly the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, has aimed to ensure people with intellectual disabilities are valued, supported and included, and have opportunities and choices in all aspects of life for more than 60 years. In fact, Inclusion Saskatchewan directly supports more than 2,900 people every year.

"During the month of October, we are pleased to highlight the positive impact that full community inclusion has on individuals living with intellectual disabilities and their families," Inclusion Saskatchewan President Bluesette Campbell said. Any momentum involving all individuals feeling valued and able to contribute to their community is a step in the right direction."

Anyone looking for more information on the organization can visit inclusionsk.com, and Saskatchewan residents and communities are encouraged to share their accomplishments and stories surrounding disability using the hashtag #SKDisability.