Access Award of Merit
The City of Prince George believes
that increasing public awareness around the physical, methodical and attitudinal
barriers some members of the community face will help improve the quality of
life for all disabled individuals, giving them the opportunity to more fully
participate in all aspects of community life in Prince George.
Nominations for the 2016 Access Award of Merit are now closed.
StopGap Temporary Ramps for Businesses
Members of the Advisory
Committee on Accessibility have worked with the HandyCircle Resource Society and
the College of New Caledonia to offer a program that allows local businesses to
place temporary ramps in front of their doors to accommodate people with
mobility aids including wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and other
To apply for the program
For more information on
StopGap click here
Access Awareness Day
Although Access Awareness Day was held June 6, 2015, in order to partner with Spinal Cord Injury BC, the Committee celebrated Access Awareness Day on July 12, 2015. The event, hosted by Spinal Cord BC and the Advisory Committee on Accessibility the Committee , had a draw for a gift certificate to the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club (a previous recipient of the Access Award of Merit for their purchase of sit skis and training staff to coach people using sit skis). The prize was paid for with a grant from SparcBC. The event highlighted the ongoing work and success stories of making Prince George a city that is more accessible to all citizens. Participants tried out sport chairs, a handcycle, played bocce, learned about accessible amenities in the community and met local author Larry Fielding.
More info on Access Awareness Day can
be found here
The City of Prince
George's Set Out/Set Back program is a service in which
collection crews will enter private property to move garbage collection
containers to the curb for collection and then return them to the private
property. This program was developed to accommodate those who have difficulty
moving City of Prince George garbage collection containers to the curb.
offers a similar recycling pick-up at the door for residents who qualify for the
City of Prince George's Set Out/Set Back program.
If you have already
signed up for Set Out/Set Back with the City, contact MMBC at (250) 596-8023 to
sign up for recycling.
If you have not
already signed up for Set Out/Set Back with the City, see the application form