Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee (UAAC)


  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Typically, 1st Tuesday the month (on a bimonthly basis)*
  • City Hall
    3000 Guildford Way
    Council Committee Room
    Coquitlam, BC Canada V3B 7N2

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


  • Councillor Trish Mandewo, Chair
  • Councillor Chris Wilson, Vice Chair

Organization Representatives

  • Mary Ong (no Alternate named), Tri-Cities Seniors Planning Network
  • Ross Renaud (no Alternate named), SHARE Family and Community Services Society
  • Pat Roy (Pauline Simpson, Alternate), Canadian Council of the Blind, Dogwood Chapter
  • Pete Stone (Kevin Lusignan, Alternate), Community Ventures Society

Citizen Representatives

  • Robert Bottos
  • Kiyo Breiting
  • Kimberley England
  • Alex Kwan
  • Heather Lawson
  • Matthew Sebastiani


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.