The Accessible Community Forum

You are the expert of your experience. Be heard.

Register for the Accessible Parking in BC Forum on December 3rd, 2021

Learn more about accessible parking concerns in British Columbia in the Disability Foundation’s #SpotTaken campaign

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Accessible Parking in British Columbia. You are the expert of your experience. Be heard.Disability Foundation Logo, Sparc BC logo, ConnecTra logo, with funding from the Government of Canada.

Join your community in an open and inclusive dialogue to discover the barriers and possibilities for accessible parking in BC.

About this event

Do you feel you have equitable access to accessible parking in British Columbia? 

Join us in celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) on December 3rd, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm PT in this inclusive and informative online event!

Presented by the  Disability Foundation  and co-hosted by the  ConnecTra Society and the Social Planning and Research Institute of BC (SPARC BC), this next Accessible Community Forum aims to cultivate a conversation between various organizations and our community of people living with disabilities. 

Accessible parking is a frequent topic of discussion in our outreach, previous Accessible Community Forums, and affiliated societies’ regular programming. Through our survey and forum, we will build on our current knowledge and broaden our understanding of your needs. 

With one in five Canadians (and approximately 15% of British Columbians) living with one or more disabilities, it is incredibly important that parking is accessible to all. 

Help us explore possible solutions and resources to bridge the gap between the accessible parking you currently experience, and what it could become. This is an open, honest, and inclusive dialogue between a panel of organizational representatives and our beautiful province’s diverse disability community. 

This next Accessible Community Forum takes place on Zoom and includes panelists from SPARC BCthe Legislative Assembly of British Columbiathe City of Vancouver, and more. 

Start the conversation by taking the Accessible Parking in BC Survey by November 26th at 11:59pm.

You are the expert of your experience. Be heard. 

If you require any assistance to take the survey, register, or attend this event – please email us at info@connectra.org. Closed captioning will be available. 

Learn more about the Disability Foundation’s Accessible Parking Awareness Month campaign this November at disabilityfoundation.org/spottaken.

Let us know your thoughts about barriers and opportunities for accessible parking in British Columbia. Take our survey by November 26th.

You are the expert of your experience. Be heard.

Past Forums


Accessible Recreation

August 27th, 2021

Living in British Columbia, community members can participate in countless activities along the Pacific coastline and mountain ranges during the summer and visit indoor facilities during the winter. Through our survey and forum, we wanted to learn more about your top concerns about the barriers to accessibility for indoor and outdoor recreational activities in BC. 

This Accessible Community Forum included panelists from from Spinal Cord Injury BC, The City of Surrey, Power to Be, SportAbility BC, Ocean Rehab & Fitness, and Parks Canada.

Accessible Recreation Resources


Built Environment

May 21st, 2021

Built Environment includes human-made structures, features, and facilities viewed collectively as an environment in which people live and work. In this forum, we wanted to learn more about how the built environment in your home, neighbourhood, and community affects your everyday life.

Forum Transcript


Accessible Transportation

December 4th, 2020

Our first forum brought together representatives from Lyft ridesharing, the Accessibility Secretariat, Coast Mountain Bus Company (a subsidiary of Translink), ConnecTra and more to discuss issues of transportation accessibility in BC.

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Presented by the Disability Foundation. Co-hosted by ConnecTra Society. With funding from the Government of Canada. Also supported by the Sci Network, BC Wheelchair Sports, BC Wheelchair Basketball , Disability Foundation, Neil Squire and Spinal Cord Injury BC.