On IDPD 2020, provincial government announces successful “accessibility projects”

December 3rd marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), a day that was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations to “promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.” https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities.

To mark IDPD 2020, the BC provincial government announced the 14 community-based accessibility/inclusion projects that will receive funding. This funding was provided by the provincial government and will be disbursed by DABC.

DABC Board member Elizabeth Lalonde was on the review committee for the projects and stated in the news release: β€œIt was an honour to be on the accessibility project grant review team this year,” said Elizabeth Lalonde, board director, Disability Alliance BC. β€œI learned so much about the diversity of organizations in British Columbia, many of which are grassroots, working to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities. There are so many important projects that deserve support and recognition, and I am excited to follow their progress over the next year.”

Read more here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020SDPR0047-001996.