Our highest priority is the well-being of our community of affiliated Societies’ participants, employees, volunteers and partners. The recent determination of the COVID-19 as a global pandemic has prompted our management team to take both short term and longer term steps to reduce the risk of transmission.
Effective immediately, large group activities in public spaces have been suspended. These include:
All locations where programs and activities are delivered, including BCMOS hiking and paddling centres, the DSA sailing centre at Jericho, and VAMS studio, will have appropriate hospital-grade cleaning products, along with posted reminders and checklists for personal steps to take to reduce the risk of transmission.
Like all of you, we will continue to monitor the evolving development of this public health issue. In the meantime, we are all reminded to have calm and mindful consideration as to how we individually respond to and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please be well.
BC Accessibility Legislation Community Consultations
People throughout British Columbia had opportunities to give feedback for new, provincial accessibility legislation.
As a member of the BC Spinal Cord Injury Community Services Network, we helped collect a range of input during our consultations. Several common themes regarding barriers to participation, how to break them down, and how to legislate change emerged.
Download our November 2019 PDF report to find out about issues the disability community encounters.
Employment and Assistance Act and the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act Changes
On January 1, 2020, a number of changes were made to these two support programs in BC.
Read more about these changes on the Disability Alliance BC website.