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The purpose of the Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility is to remove physical and social barriers which impede the full participation of all citizens in every aspect of community life. The Committee serves to provide advice to Council and solicit feedback from the community on matters which affect persons with disabilities, seniors, and those with access issues. The Committee seeks to increase public awareness of the issues of accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities, seniors, and all citizens.  

The Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm in City Hall.

More information on the Advisory Committee on Accessibility is available in the Terms of Reference [PDF] or the PGACA Pamphlet [PDF]. 

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.​         Infinite_Employment.jpg

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 devices.

To apply for the program click here  

For more information on StopGap click here






Access Awareness Day


The Committee 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 public:

  • 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 Kavanagh

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. MultiMaterial BC 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 here

Advisory Committee on Accessibility Members

The current Advisory Committee on Accessibility members are:

  • Jessica Blewett
  • Dorothea Ellis
  • Debby Hall
  • Alan Kavanaugh
  • Heather Lamb
  • Carmen Nutter
  • Andrea Palmer
  • Virginia Parsons
  • Vincent Sherry
  • Hillary Morgan (Staff Liaison)

These minutes are posted here for your convenience only and are not legal versions. The legal versions are available from Administration at City Hall, 1100 Patricia Blvd., Prince George, BC. All minutes are in PDF format.

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