In June 2021, the Accessible BC Act became law. The Act provides a framework to identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility, including physical, technological, informational, sensory, systemic, and attitudinal barriers.
More information about the Act can be found at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/about-the-bc-government/accessibility/legislation/accessiblebc
To facilicate the work of the Accessible BC Act, the Bulkley-Nechako Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee was formed. It includes participating organizations from Telkwa, Houston, Granisle, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof and Fort St. James. A full list can be found in the Committee's Terms of Reference.
The mandate of the Committee is:
To advise all participating Councils and Boards in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako of the need to establish, develop and maintain equitable policies, services and facilities for persons with disabilities, including, but not limited to: transportation, housing, employment, education, and recreation.
To provide an opportunity for public input on accessibility issues affecting people with disabilities.
To identify barriers to services and facilities encountered by people with disabilities, and partner with local councils and agencies to address them.
To promote initiatives that foster active living, and the full participation of people with disabilities in their communities.
The Joint Committee and partner organizations are committed to hearing from residents about barriers to accessibility in all forms, including physical, technological, informational, sensory, systemic, and attitudinal barriers.
To provide feedback by phone, please call 1-800-320-3339.
To provide feedback electronically, please fill out the form below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All feedback received will be provided on the agenda of the next regularly scheduled Bulkley-Nechako Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting to help with planning. All partner organizations receive the minutes from those meetings.