The City’s commitment to accessibility has evolved into a broader focus on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). This means working to break down barriers so that everyone is able to live, work and thrive in Coquitlam. With a goal of enhancing accessibility in our community and our organization, City staff are developing the City’s first-ever Accessibility Plan. Preparing for this significant project will take place in 2023, with foundational work to begin in 2024.
The City strives to continuously remove and reduce barriers that may limit the full participation of persons living with disabilities. This acknowledges that people living with disabilities, both visible and invisible, experience policies, programs, and the broader community in different ways and with potential limitations.
The Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee’s (UAAC) mandate is to provide advice and a local and universal accessibility perspective to Council. This supports the City of Coquitlam’s strategic goals and strategic directions toward universal accessibility. Find out more about the UAAC’s work and mandate.