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Founded in 1958, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is a national federation of over 40,000 individual members, 400 local associations, and 13 Provincial/Territorial Associations for Community Living. The CACL National organization is family-based, governed by a Board of Directors with representation from across Canada, activated through a national network of volunteers, and supported through a national staff team. CACL assists people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities. We do this in Canada and around the world by sharing information, fostering leadership for inclusion, engaging community leaders and policy makers, seeding innovation and supporting research. We are dedicated to attaining full participation in community life, ending exclusion and discrimination on the basis of intellectual disability, promoting respect for diversity and advancing human rights to ensure equality for all Canadians. Please note: Mail for Institutes for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) & Inclusive Education Canada should be directed to the CACL mailbox.