Province to Fund Programs Increasing Accessibility for British Columbians with Disabilities

Today, to mark B.C.’s first AccessAbility week, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced that the Government of British Columbia will provide funding to support projects that will improve accessibility across BC.

From the official news release:

“The funding will be distributed through a series of grants administered by Disability Alliance BC (DABC). A call for proposals will be issued later in the summer 2018, and the grants will be dispersed by the end of the year.

“There is a lot of great work happening throughout B.C. to enhance accessibility and inclusion,” said Sam Turcott, DABC’s advocacy access program director. “This funding recognizes these efforts, and will help organizations to move forward on projects and initiatives that will help people with disabilities participate more fully in their communities.””

Learn more here:

Thank you to Minister Simpson and the Government of British Columbia for supporting organizations in their work to reduce barriers and increase accessibility for British Columbians with disabilities. DABC is thrilled to be able to participate in this exciting new initiative.

See photos from today’s announcement on Twitter, posted by our friends at BCANDS!