Disability White Paper Consultation Summit

Dear Community Partner,

On June 16, 2014, the B.C. government is hosting a summit that will bring together representatives from the disability community, government and the business community to discuss short–, mid–, and long–term strategies to support the goal of B.C. becoming the most progressive place in Canada for people with disabilities.

The summit will take place from 10:00am until noon on June 16, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Summit invitees will include ministers, senior officials involved in supporting accessibility, leaders of disability groups who took the time to submit a written submission and key members from local government, First Nations and the business community.

Government is also making an additional 100 spots available to disability community members, through a random selection process.

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities has agreed to administer the selection process to ensure a fair and transparent process around the allotment of the 100 spots. The summit will also be webcast province-wide. More details about how to log on and watch the summit will be made widely available prior to June 16th on the government’s consultation website http://engage.gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper/

If you would like to attend the summit, please go to this link and complete all the questions: 


Please be sure to submit your application by 4:30 pm on May 29th. We cannot accept applications after that time. Please note that only one person per application may attend, unless the applicant needs an attendant to accompany them.

If you have a question about the summit invitation, please email summitinvite@bccpd.bc.ca.

If you have a question about the White Paper consultation please email disabilitywhitepaper@gov.bc.ca.

Best regards,

Jane Dyson
Robin Loxton