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.
- Committee Bylaw (PDF)
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available upon approval.
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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
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- Fraser Health
- Ministry of Social Development and Innovation
- Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Community Services
- BC Special Olympics
- Ridge Meadows Seniors Society
- LGBTQ2S Community
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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.
Tel: 604-463-5221, ext 5279
Apply to this Committee
We are currently accepting applications from residents for the following opportunities:
- Members at Large
Terms for these positions will begin January 1, 2020 and will be one or two years in length.