Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness

About the Committee


The Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness (MACAI) advises Council on the enhancement of accessibility and inclusivity for present and future citizens. MACAI strives to remove the social, physical and psychological barriers that prevent people from fully participating in all aspects of community life. The committee's focus is to create equal access in the areas of employment, education, housing, transportation and recreation. Projects include sensitivity training for municipal staff and residents to create a greater awareness regarding accessibility issues, public facility design consultations and an annual award program. 

Committees of Council Policy 3.11 (PDF)

Meetings 

MACAI typically meets on the third Thursday every second month at 4:30 pm and alternates meeting locations between Maple Ridge City Hall and Pitt Meadows City Hall.

Upcoming Meetings:


  • December 5, 2019, Blaney Room, Maple Ridge City Hall
  • January 23, 2020
All regular meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in appearing at a meeting as a delegation please email the Committee Clerk. Please include in your email your presentation topic and the date you would like to appear.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available upon approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Members

Beginning in 2020 MACAI's member composition is as follows:
  • Council liaison from the City of Maple Ridge (or alternate) 
  • Council liaison from the City of Pitt Meadows (or alternate)
  • School District No. 42 representative (or alternate)
  • Fraser Health representative (or alternate) 
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Family Education and Support Centre representative (or alternate)
  • Three Members at Large from Maple Ridge, appointed by City of Maple Ridge Council, with a goal of representation from the youth and seniors communities, and interest and/or expertise in accessibility and inclusivity matters
  • One Member at Large from Pitt Meadows, appointed by City of Pitt Meadows Council, with a goal of representation from the youth and seniors communities, and interest and/or expertise in accessibility and inclusivity matters 

Standing Invitation Members (non-voting):


  • Ministry of Children and Family Development representative
  • Ministry of Social Development and Innovation representative
  • Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living representative
  • BC Special Olympics representative

We'd Love to Hear From You!


Do you have an idea or concern regarding accessibility in our community? Our meetings are open to the public. Come out to a meeting to learn more about the work of the committee and provide your point of view. Or email your idea or concern directly to Petra Frederick.

BC Opportunities Fund


The Opportunities Fund Program is a financial assistance program designed to assist persons with a disability obtain employment.

Contacts


Petra Frederick


Staff Liaison
Email 
Tel: 604-467-7355

Erin Mark 


Committee Clerk
Email
Tel: 604-463-5221, ext 5279

Positions Available

Membership on the Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness is currently full. 

Please contact the 
Committee Clerk or Staff Liaison for more information on volunteer opportunities with a subcommittee.