People with disabilities will be supported in living with independence and as full participants in their communities, through $500,000 for community projects that improve accessibility.
“Every day, people with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise impact their lives,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “Organizations across B.C. are working to embrace diversity, create equal opportunities and improve social inclusion. This funding will support them in that important work and contribute to the Province’s commitment to building a better B.C. for people with disabilities.”
The funding announcement launches B.C.’s second annual AccessAbility Week, May 26 to June 1, 2019. AccessAbility Week promotes and celebrates diversity and inclusion, and recognizes the importance of accessibility.
The funds will be distributed through grants administered by Disability Alliance BC (DABC). A call for proposals will be posted on the DABC website in summer 2019, and grants will be awarded by the end of the year.
B.C. government accessibility initiatives: www.gov.bc.ca/accessibility
View the 2018 AccessAbility Projects: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018SDPR0056-002319
Disability Alliance BC: www.disabilityalliancebc.org
SPARC Access Awareness Day: www.sparc.bc.ca/accessibility/