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Join the Accessibility Committee

2023-05-15 — Shape the Future of Accessibility in Clearwater!

The District of Clearwater is seeking individuals who are passionate about making our community more accessible and inclusive. The newly established Accessibility Committee, guided by the requirements of the Accessible British Columbia Act, invites expressions of interest from residents to join us in this essential work.

We particularly encourage applications from people with disabilities, those who have lived experience with disability, or individuals representing organizations that support people with disabilities. A majority of our committee members will have a disability, as defined by the Accessible British Columbia Act. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals with any degree of physical disability, mental impairment or developmental disability, learning disability, mental health disorder, or an injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Our aim is to reflect the diversity of our community and uplift the voices of those with lived experiences of disability. By doing so, we believe we can identify, remove, and prevent barriers more effectively and create a more inclusive and accessible Clearwater.

As a committee member, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the District to identify barriers to individuals interacting with our community and advising on how to remove and prevent these barriers.
  • Providing feedback and advice on the District’s current and future Accessibility Strategies and Action Plans.
  • Contributing insights on the District’s programs, policies, and partnerships pertaining to accessibility and inclusivity.

Our commitment to equity and inclusion extends to our committee processes. We will ensure transparency regarding decision-making and prioritize long-term relationship building.

Please note that applicants should be residents of Clearwater. The term for appointed roles is up to three years, with the possibility of serving two consecutive terms.

To express your interest and learn more about the role, contact us at admin@docbc.ca