Building a Better B.C. for People with Disabilities
The BC government is committed to building a better B.C. for people with disabilities. We work with the disability and business communities, to help:
- Create opportunities for meaningful employment,
- Support greater independence, and
- Provide full community participation
for people with disabilities in B.C.
Building a Truly Inclusive B.C.
Government has a vision to make BC a truly inclusive province by 2024. This vision is designed around 12 building blocks. They reflect what was heard from British Columbians during the province-wide disability consultation.
Being truly inclusive means:
- Providing people of all abilities with the opportunity to fully participate in their communities
- Challenging our attitudes and beliefs about disabilities
- Recognizing the value and contributions that people with disabilities make to our workplaces, communities and economy
Approximately 15 per cent of British Columbians over 15 years old self-identify as having a disability. Our goal is to prevent and remove barriers so everyone can participate and feel included. This way, B.C. will be a better place to live, work and visit for everyone.
ASL video: "What is Accessibility?"
- December 3, 2017 - Inclusive, accessible communities support people of all abilities (Social Development and Poverty Reduction)
- December 2, 2017 - People with disabilities, inclusive employers to benefit from program extension (Social Development and Poverty Reduction)
- November 30, 2017 - B.C.'s highest honour recognizes 16 outstanding citizens (Office of the Premier)
- November 21, 2017 - B.C. Poverty Reduction Strategy community meetings set to begin (Social Development and Poverty Reduction)
- November 21, 2017 - Advancing diversity and inclusion in the BC Public Service (Office of the Premier)
Other News and Resources
- January 23, 2017 - Government of Canada accepting project proposals to support Canadians with disabilities (Government of Canada)
- December 6, 2017 - Making digital technologies more accessible to Canadians with disabilities (Government of Canada)