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.
The 2015 winner of the Access Award of Merit
is the Infinite Employment Solutions Division of AiMHi!
|The strategy of AIMHi is to match potential employees with various skills and abilities with businesses. Infinite Employment Solutions believes that all people have the right to contribute to their community by having meaningful and gainful employment. In order to match potential employees with businesses, Infinite Employment Solutions provides resume development, job site training, job supports and community connections.|| |
If you would like to find out more about Infinite Employment Solutions click here
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
celebrated Access Awareness day on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at the
Prince George Farmer’s Market. The Committee was excited to engage in an open
dialogue about accessibility and received the following suggestions from the
- Prioritize sidewalk repairs and clearing snow and debris from sidewalks
- Improve accessibility of businesses (i.e. retail stores) and government buildings
- Increase housing and employment for people with disabilities
- Improve accessible transit options
- Maintain line painting on roads
- Upgrade curb cuts to be accessible
- Longer crossing times at lights
More info on Access Awareness Day can
be found here
Photo Source: Alan
Pictured above is Ken Biron, member
of the Advisory Committee on Accessibility at the June 7, 2014 Access Awareness
Day event at the Farmers Market.
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