Disability White Paper In-Person Consultation

When

Monday, January 20, 2014

Where

BEST WESTERN PLUS, The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre
1590 Cliffe Ave.
More…

There is a public conversation happening right now and we want you to take part!

Do you have ideas or thoughts on how government, businesses and communities can increase accessibility and decrease barriers for people living with disabilities?

The B.C. government is working alongside the disability and business communities to provide an opportunity for all British Columbians to participate in a public consultation.

This is your chance to help come up with solutions that you feel would help B.C. become the most progressive place for people with disabilities to live in Canada.

Come to an In-Person Consultation!

January 20, 2014
The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre
1590 Cliffe Ave.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sign up at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper/about/community-consultation/ .

We want to hear from you, your friends, community, family and colleagues - to help us come up with solutions that you feel would help B.C. become the most progressive place to live in Canada.

If you are unable to come to the in-person session please join the six different online, themed discussions:
• Innovation in disability services and more accessibility for persons living with disabilities
• Personal supports, aids and devices
• Work and contribution
• Housing and accessibility in the broader built environment
• Social networks to support people in community
• Asset accumulation through the Registered Disability Savings Plan in particular

To learn more about the process, sign up for an in-person session and watch a video or to take part in the discussions visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper .

Would you prefer to host a discussion with your colleagues, clients, family or friends about what we, as a society, can do to increase accessibility and decrease barriers for people living with disabilities in B.C.?

First – download the Disability White Paper Conversation Toolkit. http://engage.gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper/files/2014/01/Disability-White-Paper-Conversation-Toolkit_FinalJan3.pdf

Then – gather together a group of people interested in issues facing people with disabilities and have your discussion – make sure someone is taking notes!

Capture your comments and ideas in the document and submit to disabilitywhitepaper@gov.bc.ca .

The Consultation closes on March 11, 2014.

Disability White Paper In-Person Consultation