Apply now to join the Northeastern BC Accessibility Committee

July 31, 2023

Applications are open to join the Northeastern BC Accessibility Committee, which will help guide the development of a shared accessibility strategy for the region.

The City of Fort St. John is collaborating with the Peace River Regional District, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, and other member communities to develop a shared Accessibility Strategy for the region. This Strategy will identify ways to reduce barriers for people with disabilities and ensure everyone can participate fully in their communities.

To ensure the Strategy reflects the perspectives of community members and people with disabilities, the member communities are establishing the Northeastern BC Accessibility Committee.

The Accessibility Committee will play an important role in helping local governments to identify barriers for people with disabilities and develop suggestions for actions to make the region and specific communities more accessible. The committee is planned to launch in September. All community members are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants who have a disability and organizations that serve people with disabilities to ensure the Committee includes the perspectives of people with personal and first-hand experience.

If you would like to support this important work, please consider applying to be a member of the Accessibility Committee. Community members can apply to be a Northeastern BC Accessibility Committee member at

Completed applications are due by August 13, 2023. If anyone requires assistance or support with completing the application, please call 778-844-0616.

About the Accessible BC Act

The Accessible BC Act came into force in September 2022. This legislation aims to support people with disabilities in participating meaningfully in their communities. It requires all prescribed organizations, including local and regional governments, to establish an Accessibility Advisory Committee, develop an Accessibility Plan, and build a tool so people can provide feedback on accessibility issues.


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