Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee (UAAC)

Meetings

Please note that all UAAC meetings are scent free.

*Meetings are subject to change without notice.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Councillor Bonita Zarrillo, Chair
  • Councillor Steve Kim, Vice Chair

Organization Representatives

  • Mary Ong (no Alternate named), Tri-Cities Seniors Action Society
  • Ross Renaud (no Alternate named), SHARE Family and Community Services Society
  • Pete Stone (Kevin Lusignan, Alternate), Community Ventures Society
  • Iris Thompson (no Alternate named), Canadian Council for the Blind, BC-Yukon Division

Citizen Representatives

  • Robert Bottos
  • Kiyo Breiting
  • Georgette Reyes
  • Alex Kwan
  • Heather Lawson
  • Matthew Sebastiani
  • Husain Vahanvaty

Mandate

The Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee’s mandate is to provide a local and universal accessibility perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City of Coquitlam’s strategic goals and accompanying strategic directions toward universal accessibility:

  • To continue to make the City more inclusive for existing and future residents with disabilities by addressing the physical, social and attitudinal barriers which impede their full participation in all aspects of City life
  • To provide advice to Council about the development of City policies and programs to educate and inform on matters affecting residents with disabilities and/or physical or mental challenges and universal accessibility
  • To review design plans for civic buildings and public spaces and provide advice to Council to ensure the needs of persons with disabilities are considered with the goal of universal access
  • To provide advice to Council about the development of City policies and programs to ensure the needs of existing and future residents living with disabilities are considered (e.g., transportation, housing, capital programs, leisure and parks services, environment)

If you are looking for information and resources on accessibility in Coquitlam, please visit our Accessibility page.

Work Plan

The Committee’s annual Work Plan is approved by Council.

Terms of Reference