Barrier-Free BC

 

Barrier-Free BC

 Is a Non-Partisan Campaign advocating for the Enactment of a Strong and Effective British Columbians with Disabilities Act, providing a Barrier-Free province for All Persons with Disabilities. The campaign is driven strictly by volunteer supporters from across British Columbia. Through their efforts, individual supporters, disability organizations, business enterprises and other sectors are coming together to ensure a collective, unified voice is heard and acknowledged in Victoria. We are ready and eager to work with the BC Government, with all MLAs and all parties in the BC Legislature, on the development of a strong and effective British Columbians with Disabilities Act. Who is Barrier-Free BC?

Barrier-Free BC’s roots began on November 25 2015 when a small group of people with various disabilities ratified 13 principles upon which a British Columbians with Disabilities Act should be based. As a grass roots organization, they developed a “Just Say Yes” Action Kit from which supporters could learn more about how a disability Act would benefit British Columbians with disabilities, why one was needed and how supporters could assist in various ways to promote the campaign. An even smaller Steering Committee maintains this web site, manages the email account and responds to inquiries, produces a monthly newsletter and maintains a database of supporting organizations and individuals. So who is Barrier-Free BC? It’s you, it’s me and it’s every one of the supporters who choose to add their voice to the campaign. We’re a growing movement with a common goal – the enactment of a British Columbians with Disabilities Act!

Who can add their voice to the campaign? 

Everybody is welcome to join our campaign – whether you have a disability that is permanent or episodic, visible or invisible, physical, sensory, intellectual, cognitive, learning or whether its a communication related issue, your support is needed and welcomed. So too is that of staff and volunteers who provide supports for people with disabilities through various organizations, immediate and extended family members, co-workers, colleagues and associates, friends and all others. And please consider joining this campaign if you do not currently have a disability. Your voice is equally important because one day you too will experience limitations or become disabled yourself simply through the aging process. Because Barrier-Free BC is comprised of volunteers only with no paid staff, supporters will never be asked for a financial donation or membership fee of any kind. Supporters are asked to assist the campaign through whatever tasks fit within their comfort zone. Please read through this web site and add your voice today. And welcome aboard!

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