Accessibility Designation

Year
2010
Category
Selected Issues
NCLGA Ref#
B35
UBCM Ref#
B149

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS many members of our society are affected by accessibility limitations;

AND WHEREAS communities who strive to make accessibility a priority are often unrecognized and unknown to those who might utilize them;:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport to implement a Provincial Accessibility Capital designation similar to the Forest Capital of British Columbia designation administered by the Association of BC Forest Professionals, and to award that designation to a community or region within British Columbia on a two-year basis.

Additional Information

UBCM comments:

The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution requesting that the provincial government create a Provincial Accessibility Capital designation, similar to the Forest Capital of British Columbia designation by the Association of BC Forest Professionals.

For the Forest Capital program, the Association of BC Forest Professionals selects one community to be the Forest Capital of BC, in an effort to celebrate the economic, cultural, natural and historic contributions forests make to community life and the health of the province. The winning community carries the title for a full year.

UBCM is not aware of existing provincial accessibility awards in BC, however some local governments, such as Coquitlam, have offered their own accessibility awards to highlight local business and community initiatives aimed at improving accessibility.