Access Award of Merit - Nominations are Currently Closed
The Access Award of Merit recognizes individuals, groups or businesses that have made a significant contribution to improving accessibility within Prince George.
The Advisory Committee on Accessibility invites nominations that fit the following criteria:
Demonstrates a commitment to increase accessibility above and beyond what is required by law or regulation
Makes an outstanding contribution to improving accessibility in one or more of the following areas: Education, Employment, Recreation/Entertainment, Transportation, Accessibility, Housing/Accommodation, Commercial/Retail
Improves accessibility for persons with one or more of the following types of disability: mobility, agility, hearing, seeing, speaking, developmental, and/or mental illness
Located within boundaries of Prince George
Provides service for the people of Prince George
Nominations may be made by any citizen or group willing to provide evidence in support of the nominee's commitments and contributions. Any citizen or group wishing to re-submit or re-nominate an individual, group or business that was not selected for an Award in a previous year, may do so by completing an updated nomination form.
Nomination forms are available here or may be picked up in the Legislative Services Department, 5th Floor, City Hall. Completed nomination forms may be mailed or hand delivered to City Hall at the address noted below, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (250) 561-0183
The following represents past recipients of the Access Award of Merit:
2016: Tabor Mountain Recreation Society
2015: AimHi Infinite Employment Solutions
2014: Caledonia Nordic Ski Club
2013: Caledonia Ramblers
Inclusion B.C.'s Ignite Conference
Inclusion B.C's Ignite Conference was hosted in Prince George from June 22nd to 25th, 2016. The conference aimed to spark new ideas and fuel conversations about current trends and issues to advance the rights and opportunities of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The City sponsored the event and the Committee hosted a booth to share information about their work to remove barriers in the community. The Committee asked people to share their ideas about "what an inclusive city is" and gave away prizes to people who participated.
Accessibility in New Development and City Services
A member of the Committee sits on the Advisory Committee on Development and Design in order to make recommendations for enhancing the accessibility of new developments. The Committee also provides advice and resources to improve the accessibility of municipal services, programs and facilities. In 2016 the Committee audited six City-owned facilities in order to make recommendations for removing physical barriers. The Committee is currently working with City staff and Administration to prioritize the barriers that were identified.
StopGap Temporary Ramps for Businesses
|Members of the Advisory Committee on Accessibility have worked with the HandyCircle Resource Society 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
To contact HandyCircle for more information click here
For more information on StopGap click here
Solid Waste - Set Out / Set Back Program
The City'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.
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