The Accessible Community Forum.

You are the expert of your experience. Be heard.

Register for the Built Environment Forum on May 21st:

Do you feel as though the built environment around you takes your disability into consideration

Presented by the Disability Foundation and hosted by the ConnecTra Society, the Accessible Community Forum is an online community forum that brings organizations together to learn from the disability community about the various barriers they face.

Built Environment, our next topic, includes human-made structures, features, and facilities viewed collectively as an environment in which people live and work. Here at the Disability Foundation, we want to learn more about how the built environment in your home, neighbourhood, and community affects your everyday life. 

This next Accessible Community Forum takes place on May 21st from 1:00-3:00pm PDT and includes panelists from Disability Alliance BCCreating Accessible Neighbourhoods BCRick Hansen Foundation and the City of Vancouver.

With one in five Canadians living with one or more disabilities, your feedback is not only appreciated, but necessary to effectively communicate the public’s priorities when it comes to city planning. Click here to get started.

In part, this forum builds on the SCI Network’s community consultations in 2019, where built environment was consistently identified as one of the major factors stopping British Columbia from being a fully accessible and inclusive society. Read the report here.

The forum will build on this knowledge base to broaden understanding of needs, generate possible solutions to explore, and ally resources. All this in an open, honest, and inclusive dialogue between a panel of organizational representatives and our beautiful province’s diverse disability community.

Click the button below to register for the Built Environment Community Forum:

Let us know your thoughts about the built environment in British Columbia. Take our survey by May 14th

You are the expert of your experience. Be heard.

Past Forums

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.