As part of the new Accessible British Columbia Act (“Act”) and associated regulation (BC Reg 105/2022), local governments (and other public sector organizations), by September 1, 2023, must establish an accessibility committee, develop an accessibility plan, and create a mechanism for public feedback regarding accessibility.
Terms of Reference for an Inter-municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (“Committee”) were adopted by the RDNO Board of Directors on June 21, 2023. The purpose of the Committee is to help guide the RDNO and member municipalities (which includes the City of Vernon) in the creation of an Accessibility Plan.
The purpose of the Inter-municipal Accessibility Plan is to identify, remove and prevent barriers to individuals in or interacting with the RDNO and member municipalities. Barriers may be present in the built environment, information and communications, or the delivery of programs or services that are within the various jurisdictions.
Seeking committee volunteers
We are seeking individuals who would like to join the newly established Inter-municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee. If you are interested, please visit the RDNO website to learn more and to find an application. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2023.