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.


  • MACAI typically meets on the third Thursday every second month at 4:00 pm in the Blaney Room, Maple Ridge City Hall.
  • Committee Bylaw (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

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


The Committee is made up of representation from:
  • City of Maple Ridge Council
  • City of Pitt Meadows Council
  • School District No. 42
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Family Education and Support Centre
  • Service Provider - Poverty Reduction
  • Maximum Eight Members at Large from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
  • Fraser Health
  • Ministry of Social Development and Innovation
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Community Services
  • BC Special Olympics
  • Ridge Meadows Seniors Society
  • LGBTQ2S Community
  • Youth Members from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

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.

Petra Frederick

Staff Liaison
Tel: 604-467-7355

Amanda Allen

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

Apply to this Committee

Positions Available

Currently there are:
  • one LGBTQ2S Community Representative member at large position;
  • one Youth Representative member at large position.
Apply online or email the Clerk's Department, for more information.