In June of 2008, the CPABC became an official international affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP).
UCP was founded by parents in 1949. It has been committed for more than 55 years to change and progress for people with disabilities. UCP has become a strong force in advocacy. Its network of affiliates, both across the United States and internationally, strives to ensure inclusion for persons with disabilities in every facet of society, from classroom to community, from the Web to the workplace. UCP’s mission, to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities, dovetails nicely with our own.
As a UCP affiliate, CPABC stands to gain practical benefits such as supports with respect to fundraising, marketing and communications, best practices, and programmatic support. We will also have access to UCP’s considerable name-brand recognition and knowledge base resources. Please contact Tammy van der Kamp at 604-408-9484 if you have any questions.
CPABC anticipates its relationship with United Cerebral Palsy maturing to one that is mutually beneficial, which ultimately supports those touched by CP in British Columbia.