The new Northeastern BC Accessibility Plan will help embed accessibility in local government practices and improve outcomes for people with disabilities across the region.
The Peace River Regional District, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, and member municipalities across the region worked together to create the Northeastern BC Accessibility Plan. This Plan supports collaborative and efficient efforts to improve accessibility and ensures that communities across the region meet the requirements of the provincial Accessible BC Act.
The Accessibility Plan includes a shared vision, priorities for action, and an initial set of goals for the region. The City of Dawson Creek will create a tailored implementation plan based on the priorities and goals laid out in the collaborative plan.
To ensure a consistent approach to accessibility across the region, a shared Northeastern BC Accessibility Committee has been established. The Committee includes staff representatives from the member communities, as well as people living in the region who have disabilities, or work with organizations that serve people with disabilities.
The Committee will also help partner organizations implement the requirements of the Accessible BC Act and foster collaboration and cooperation, sharing and pooling of resources, and avoid duplication of work. The committee’s first meeting was held September 14, 2023.
To read the Northeastern BC Accessibility Plan and provide feedback on accessibility initiatives in your community, visit https://www.dawsoncreek.ca/en/our-government/northeastern-bc-accessibility-plan.aspx
Information provided by the City of Dawson Creek
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