Accessibility Advisory Team

Accessibility Advisory Team

In 2021, the Accessible British Columbia Act prescribed that organizations such as the Town of Qualicum Beach establish an “Accessibility Advisory Team” to advise the Town on matters of accessibility and to support the creation of an Accessibility Plan. The draft Plan is to be completed by the legislated date of September 1, 2023.

The Team will develop a Plan that considers the principles of inclusion, adaptability, diversity, collaboration, self-determination, and universal design. It will be reviewed and updated at least once every three years, and provide mechanisms to receive public input.

The Accessibility Advisory Team will consist of five to seven members, who will be appointed by Council based on their experience and credentials, and to the extent possible, include representation as follows:

    a) at least half of members to be persons with disabilities, or individuals who support, or are from organizations that support, persons with disabilities;
    b) members that reflect the diversity of persons with disabilities in British Columbia;
    c) at least one Indigenous Person;
    d) members that reflect the diversity of persons in British Columbia; and
    e) at least one member of Council.

A meeting schedule for the Team will be determined at the Inaugural meeting held set for June 2023.

More Information

Contact

Heather Svensen
Corporate Administrator
Phone: 250.752.6921
Email: hsvensen@qualicumbeach.com

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