Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness (MACAI) applied for and received a grant (though Plan H and BC Healthy Communities) to create a City of Maple Ridge Accessibility & Inclusiveness Framework. The vision for the Framework is to remove barriers and increase supports for Maple Ridge residents at risk of exclusion, thereby improving our community's health and wellbeing. Click here to learn all about building the Accessibility & Inclusiveness Framework (PDF)!
Accessibility & Inclusiveness Survey
The Accessibility and Inclusiveness survey is open now until July 17! Help us capture a detailed picture of service needs among our residents, specifically those who identify as having a diverse-ability/disability, new comers and the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Read the Get Involved tab below for more information.
Read below for a variety of opportunities to get involved with developing the Accessibility & Inclusiveness Framework!
1. Take the Survey | Open Now Until July 17!
The Accessibility and Inclusiveness survey is being conducted in order to capture a detailed picture of service needs among our residents, specifically residents who identify as having a diverse-ability/disability, new comers and the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
All Survey Participants will be entered to win a $20 gift card. Winners will be contacted in July. Please include your contact details if you wish to be entered into the draw. We will be giving away 50 gift cards in total. Please Note: Your personal information will only be used for the draw and will not be attached to the survey results.
2. Attend a Focus Group | Email or Call to Join
We will be hosting a variety of focus groups for residents who identify as having a diverse-ability/disability, new comers and the LGBTQIA2S+ community). These focus groups will explore a variety of questions regarding the Accessibility and Inclusiveness of Maple Ridge municipal services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (604)-467-7303 , if you are interested in attending a session.
Honorariums will be provided to members of the public participating in the Focus Groups in the amount of a $20 gift card. Light refreshments will also be provided during the in-person focus group.
3. Community Support Group
Are you an existing community support group that focuses on persons with diverse-abilities/disabilities, New Comers to Canada or the LGBTQIA2S+ community, then we would like to meet with you. Please email email@example.com or call (604)-467-7303 to arrange a time that works best for you. Light refreshments will be provided.
4. Individual Interviews
Interested in providing your feedback in an individual interview? Please firstname.lastname@example.org or call (604)-467-7303 to arrange your one-on-one conversation.
- Sept 2020 | Grant approved
- Sept to Mar 2021 | Research best practices and current CMR demographics
- Apr to Sept 2021 | Review existing CMR frameworks/policies etc.
- Oct 2021 Jan 2022 | Plan engagement process (internal stakeholders)
- Feb – May 2022 | Plan engagement process (external stakeholders)
- Jun to Jul, 2022 | Implement engagement process
- Jul, 2022 | Draft report
- Sept, 2022 | Final report
Recently, the Province of BC passed the Accessible British Columbia Act, a new bill that establishes a legal framework to identify, remove and prevent barriers for the full and equal participation of people with disabilities. This Act requires municipal governments to prepare and implement an ‘Accessibility Plan’ by the end of 2023.
Interested in sharing your experiences and require additional supports? Want more information about Accessibility & Inclusiveness in Maple Ridge? Please call (604)-467-7355 or email email@example.com.