Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Don McRae will attend both face-to-face sessions happening in Prince George as part of a comprehensive disability white paper consultation on issues facing people with disabilities in B.C.
The consultation, guided by representatives from government, the disability community and the business community, is an opportunity for people with disabilities, their families and communities to come together and discuss what can be done to remove barriers and increase accessibility in British Columbia.
Participants at both the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning sessions will provide input on six themed areas, including innovation, housing and accessibility, work and contribution, social networks, asset accumulation and personal supports.
The community discussions take place at the Coast Inn of the North from 7 - 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and 9:30 a.m. - noon on Wednesday. Both sessions are at full capacity, with more than 80 people registered to share their ideas.
People unable to attend are encouraged to take part in the online discussions underway and learn more about the consultation process by visiting: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper
To date, there have been more than 10,000 visits to the online consultation site.
B.C.'s disability consultation continues until March 11, 2014. Comments and ideas submitted during the consultation will inform the development of a white paper-a document that will reflect the voice of British Columbians. This white paper will form the foundation of a summit to be held in June 2014 on the issues facing people with disabilities in British Columbia.
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation