Accessibility Plan

person with a white cane and guide dogThe 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.


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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.


Committee Members
Chair: Tabatha Berggren
Vice Chair: David Hodgins
Voting Members: William Langlands, Michael Matthews, Miranda Nelson, Corinna Curtis, Meriko Kubota
Staff Representatives: Cherise Roberts, qathet Regional District, Special Projects Coordinator; Jessica Lefort, City of Powell River, Deputy Corporate Officer; and Rebecca Burbank, Powell River Public Library, Chief Librarian



Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Thursday, March 7, 2024
qathet Regional District Main Boardroom
#103-4675 Marine Ave, Powell River BC


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


Terms of Reference
For more information on Committee membership, terms and procedures, read or download the Terms of Reference.


Accessibility Feedback

If you know of or have experienced a barrier while trying to access our buildings, parks, services, communications, etc., we want to know! Please click on the link below to find out how you can share your experience with us.




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.