Attention Civic Minded Seniors! Volunteer for the Accessibility Advisory Committee by Dec. 18

Attention Civic Minded Seniors! Volunteer for the Accessibility Advisory Committee by Dec. 18

The City of  Victoria is looking for volunteer advisory board members for the new Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) to help make the city more accessible to people with all kinds of challenges.

About one in five Victorians lives with some accessibility issue. The committee will be chosen from, and will represent, those nearly 19,000 city residents who have developmental, pain-related, flexibility, mobility, mental-health-related, seeing, hearing, dexterity, learning and memory challenges.

Applicants will have accessibility issues and challenges in their own lives.

The City is looking for a one-year commitment with meetings every three months. The nine-member committee will be making recommendations to the City Council on ways and means of making Victoria more accessible and inclusive.

The original deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, December 18th.

In addition, candidates might also represent  groups such as, but not limited to: seniors, Indigenous Peoples, faith-based groups, LGBTQ, newcomers, new Canadians, persons living in poverty, people of diverse ethnic or cultural origin, women and youth.

In 2015, the Accessibility Working Group was established to support the development of a Framework for accessibility and inclusion in the City of Victoria. With the Accessibility Framework now adopted, the City is transitioning to a new Accessibility Advisory Committee, which can include up to two returning members of the Accessibility Working Group to ensure continuity and knowledge transfer.

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