Accessibility

person using motorized wheelchair on sidewalk


What is “accessibility”? 

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities. A disability is a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. There are many types of disabilities, such as those that affect a person’s vision, movement, hearing, and ability to learn and communicate.

Accessibility Advisory Committee 

In August 2023, the City of White Rock established an Accessibility Advisory Committee. Committee members are tasked with raising awareness about accessibility and inclusion, participating in group discussions, setting internal accessibility standards, and making recommendations to City Council on a wide range of initiatives. Part of the Committee role is to assist in the development and implementation of an Accessibility Plan.

Committee Members

  • Danielle Burns, Community Member
  • Ernie Klassen, Community Member
  • Ryan Lachance, Community Member
  • Satish Mistry, Community Member
  • Mohlin Pillay, Community Member
  • Louise Taylor, Community Member
  • Colleen Turnley, Community Member
  • Kari Laing, Director of Human Resources
  • Jim Gordon, Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations
  • Anne Berry, Director of Planning and Development Services

Meeting Minutes

Accessibility Plan 

The City of White Rock is developing an Accessibility Plan with the help of the Accessibility Advisory Committee. This plan's purpose is to identify barriers in our community spaces and provide recommendations on how to address them. 

Community Feedback 

Community feedback is essential to helping us create a roadmap for accessibility initiatives. If you have ideas or issues that you would like to bring forward to the Committee, please submit these in via the accessibility feedback form.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Accessibility Committee by email accessibility@whiterockcity.ca or call 604-541-2278.