The Accessible Community Forum

You are the expert of your experience. Be heard.

Take our survey and register for the Accessible Education Forum on November 18th from 1 PM – 3 PM PT.  

Classroom full of young students with their hands up. Accessible Education in BC.

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

About this event

Do you feel you have equitable access to Accessible Education in British Columbia? 

Join us on Friday, November 18th, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT for this accessible and informative online event on accessible education in British Columbia. 

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

Accessible education 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 collective understanding of your needs and how best to accommodate them.  

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

Help us explore possible solutions and resources to bridge the gap between the education opportunities 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.  

Start the conversation by taking the Accessible Education in BC Survey by Sunday, November 13th at 11:59 PM. Click here to take the survey.

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. 

Let us know your thoughts about accessible education in British Columbia. Take our survey by Sunday, November 13th and attend the online forum on Friday, November 18th. 

You are the expert of your experience. Be heard.

Past Forums

Accessible Housing

July 22nd, 2022

Accessible housing 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 collective understanding of your needs and how best to accommodate them. 

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

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Survey Results


Inclusive Employment in BC

March 25th, 2022

Inclusive employment is a frequent topic of discussion in our community. Through our survey and forum, we built on our current knowledge and broadened our collective understanding of your employment needs and lived experiences. 

Transcript
Survey Results
Employment Resources


Accessible Parking in BC

December 3rd, 2021 for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), we hosted an Accessible Community Forum (ACF) on Accessible Parking in BC in partnership with SPARC BC and ConnecTra. This event was a huge success, offering insight to the barriers that exist in our current legislation and how true accessibility can be achieved in the province, better informing our panelists on how we might make improvements. 
This Accessible Community Forum included panelists from SPARC BC, the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, and more.

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Survey Results
#SpotTaken Accessible Parking Campaign
Accessible Parking Resources


Accessible Recreation in BC

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 in BC

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.