The qathet Regional District, City of Powell River, and Powell River Public Library are working together to develop a three-year Accessibility Plan to guide our organizations on identifying, removing and preventing barriers to individuals in or interacting with our organizations.
The Accessibility Plan will be developed with input from the public and the Joint Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Committee, and will consider the principles of inclusion, adaptability, diversity, collaboration, self-determination, and universal design. The Plan will be made available to the public in early 2024.
Joint Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Committee
The Joint Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Committee assists the City of Powell River, Powell River Public Library, and qathet Regional District (the Partner Organizations) to identify, remove, and prevent barriers experienced by persons with disabilities per the legislated requirements for prescribed organizations under the Accessible British Columbia Act and Regulation.
If you would like to address the Joint Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Committee at one of their upcoming meetings, please contact Cherise Roberts, Special Projects Coordinator by calling 604-485-2260 or emailing email@example.com.
Impairment means a physical, sensory, mental, intellectual or cognitive impairment, whether permanent, temporary or episodic.
Barrier means anything that hinders the full and equal participation in society of a person with an impairment.
Disability means an inability to participate fully and equally in society as a result of the interaction of an impairment and a barrier.