Bulkley-Nechako Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee
In June 2021, the Accessible British Columbia Act (the "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.
To facilitate the work of the Act, the Bulkley-Nechako Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee was formed. The Joint Accessibility Committee includes participating organizations from: Telkwa, Houston, Granisle, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof and Fort St. James. A full list of participating organizations can be found on the Committee's Terms of Reference.
The Committee's mandate 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.
Volunteers for Committee
The Advisory Committee is looking for volunteer members who have lived experience with disabilities, or who are caring for those with disabilities, to help guide planning efforts on an ongoing basis to make our region more accessible for everyone.
If you are a person living with a disability or an individual who supports persons with disabilities, either at a personal or organizational level, we encourage you to please complete the Advisory Committee membership application form to ensure we reflect the diversity of persons with disabilities in BC and the Bulkley-Nechako region.
The Joint Accessibility 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 contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 1-800-320-3339. To provide feedback electronically, please email email@example.com or fill in the electronic feedback form.
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.