The consultation process was designed to ensure people had multiple opportunities and ways to participate – to ensure everyone has the chance to have their say.

All submissions, including Conversation Toolkits and other submissions from groups and organizations, emails, phone messages, mail submissions, ASL messages and social media, received during the Disability White Paper consultation have been thoroughly reviewed.

Emails, phone messages and mail submissions

We received over 325 email submissions over the course of the consultation process, as well as phone messages and submissions through regular mail.

Social Media

Social media, such as Twitter, was used to promote the consultation process and engage with different groups. The #disabilitybc hash tag was used in over 1,100 tweets over the course of the consultation.

ASL Videos

A collection of ASL videos containing feedback and ideas recorded by participants at the in-person community consultation session for the Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-blind community, held on February 25, 2014 in Vancouver.

Submissions from groups and organizations

Over 60 submissions were received from groups and organizations around the province. The effort, energy and passion put into the preparation of these submissions is greatly appreciated.

Abilities Alliance
Access Association of Disabled Students (submission 1)
Access Association of Disabled Students (submission 2)
Access for Sight-Impaired Consumers
Access Oceanside Association
Advanced Listening Systems
Agur Lake Camp Society
BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association
BC Coastal Transportation Society
BC Hands and Voices
British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre
BC Schizophrenia Society – Victoria Branch
Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) Advocacy Committee
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – British Columbia (CAOT-BC)
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Comox Valley Branch
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA)
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BC Division and CMHA Vancouver-Burnaby
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Shuswap-Revelstoke
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) British Columbia-Yukon
Canadian Red Cross
Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship
Cineplex Entertainment
City of Vancouver Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee
Civil Rights Now!
Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society
Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
CONNECT (submission 1)
CONNECT (submission 2)
Department of Access for Students with Disabilities, North Island College
Disability Without Poverty Network (DWPN)
Disappearance of Human Rights in BC
District of Sechelt’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility
Family Network for Deaf Children (FNDC)
Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf
Inclusion BC
Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC)
Jane Doe Legal Network
Lifetime Networks – Being a Citizen Program
March of Dimes Canada
Movie Theatre Association of Canada
North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
North Shore Disability Resource Centre
Pacific South Western Advocates
Pacific Training Centre for the Blind
Peers for Mental Wellness Advocacy Group, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna (submission 1)
Peers for Mental Wellness Advocacy Group, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna (submission 2)
People In Motion
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Networks (PLAN) Society
Provincial Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of Community Living British Columbia
Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Public Guardian and Trustee
Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health
Quesnel Multiple Sclerosis Self-help Group
Raise the Rates
Rick Hansen Foundation
Shared Vision
Shared Vision (Reference document 1)
Shared Vision (Reference document 2)
Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC)
Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) – Gathering Place Event
South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society
Spinal Cord Injury Organization of BC
Terrace and District Community Services Society
Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)
ViaSport British Columbia
VocalEye Descriptive Arts Society
West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH)