Engaging British Columbians to create a more inclusive B.C. Government.
B.C. is the most inclusive government in Canada by 2024.
How We Measure Success
By the percentage of British Columbians engaged annually in disability-related policy discussions.
- Consulted with the Government of Canada about possible accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Optional Protocol contains two procedures to strengthen the implementation of the Convention: an individual communications procedure and an inquiry procedure
- Modernized the Guide Dog and Service Dog Act to provide handlers with equal access to all areas enjoyed by the public
- Supporting the Government of Canada’s consultation on federal accessibility legislation, while remaining committed to ‘consult on options for a made-in-B.C. approach to accessibility related legislation’
- Taking steps to support an accessible electoral process, including using larger print ballots and making online and telephone voter registration more accessible to a wider range of voters
- Established the BC Government Employee Accessibility Advisory Council to build awareness and understanding of accessibility across the public service
- Launched the Work-Able Graduate Internship Program offering one-year internships for post-secondary students with disabilities in the public service
- Created an Accessibility Secretariat to support the work of Accessibility 2024, develop improved navigation supports and share information
- Established the Accessibility 2024 Leadership Team that includes the Presidents Group, the Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility, the RDSP Action Group, members of the disability community, and cross-government representation
Read more about what we've done over the last year in the Year Two Progress Update.