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Committee Recruitment

The City is currently accepting applications for volunteers on the Advisory Committee on Accessibility.  Applications and further details on the application process can be found on the Committee homepage.  Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2017.

Introduction

The purpose of the Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility is to remove physical and social barriers which impede the full participation of all citizens in every aspect of community life. The Committee serves to provide advice to Council and solicit feedback from the community on matters which affect persons with disabilities, seniors, and those with access issues. The Committee seeks to increase public awareness of the issues of accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities, seniors, and all citizens.  

The Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm in City Hall.

More information on the Advisory Committee on Accessibility is available in the Terms of Reference [PDF] or the PGACA Pamphlet [PDF]. 

Access Award of Merit - Call for Nominations - Deadline February 27, 2017

The Advisory Committee on Accessibility invites nominations of individuals, groups or businesses that have made a significant contribution to improving accessibility within Prince George.

The individual, group or business being nominated must fit the following criteria:

• Demonstrated a commitment to increase accessibility above and beyond what is required by law or regulation

• Made an outstanding contribution to improving accessibility in one or more of the following areas: Education, Employment, Recreation/Entertainment, Transportation, Accessibility, Housing/Accommodation, Commercial/Retail

• Improved 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

• Provide 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 Deadline:  February 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

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 leslie.jackson@princegeorge.ca or faxed to (250) 561-0183

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. MultiMaterial BC 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 here

Advisory Committee on Accessibility Members

The current Advisory Committee on Accessibility members are:

  • Ken Biron
  • Jessica Blewett
  • Dorothea Ellis
  • Debby Hall
  • Nancy Harris
  • Alan Kavanaugh
  • Carmen Nutter
  • Andrea Palmer
  • Vincent Sherry
  • Hillary Morgan (Staff Liaison)

These minutes are posted here for your convenience only and are not legal versions. The legal versions are available from Administration at City Hall, 1100 Patricia Blvd., Prince George, BC. All minutes are in PDF format.

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