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Introduction


 

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]. 

 

Call for Volunteers

The City of Prince George is currently seeking the expertise of residents interested in serving on the Advisory Committee on Accessibility. 

Application forms and details on the application process are available on this website.

Deadline for applications is March 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

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 devices.

To apply for the program click here  

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

            

 

Resources

 

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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