Accessibility Plan

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 late summer/early fall 2023.


We invite residents with lived experience, caregivers, and disability advocates to share their ideas and expertise on how we can make our services, programs and infrastructure more accessible and inclusive by completing our online survey and attending an open house.


Online Survey

The survey is available to complete through the link below from May 29 – July 4, 2023. Please call 604-485-2260 or email if you require a paper copy.



Attend an Open House

The qathet Regional District, City of Powell River and Powell River Public Library will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, June 28th 2023 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Powell River Public Library (100-4796 Alberni Street).


Mailing List
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Joint Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Committee


The application period has now closed. Thank you to all who applied to be a Committee member. We will be in touch shortly.


The qathet Regional District, City of Powell River and Powell River Public Library are recruiting people with disabilities, disability advocates and support workers, and people who reflect the diversity of British Columbia to serve on our Joint Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Committee.


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



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.