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Participant, Accessibility through Legislation Project

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There are more than 926,000 British Columbians over the age of 15 with some form of disability. This represents nearly 25% of the population. As the population ages, the number of people with disabilities and the severity of their disabilities are likely to increase. The BC Government is committed to developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities, and would like your feedback in preparation for their development.

Accessibility legislation would empower government, persons with disabilities, and the broader community to work together to identify, remove, and prevent barriers. Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction would like your feedback in preparation for the development of new laws, standards and policies.

Feedback Opportunities

The opportunity to provide feedback will be open from September 16 to November 29, 2019 at 4 pm

During this time, you can share your feedback in several different ways including:

Organizations, self-advocates and advocates can also make formal submissions that will be posted to this site.

After the consultation period ends, the BC Government will provide a summary of the feedback and input that has been received. This feedback and input will be used to inform the development of accessibility legislation for BC.

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Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.