UVSS Accessibility Town Hall

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is in the process of developing accessibility legislation for the province by 2020. They want students’ feedback!

Purpose of the meeting:

• Begin a conversation about accessibility in British Columbia

• Get ideas about what accessibility legislation in B.C. could look like

• Develop legislation, standards and policies that support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their community

• Build on and complement the new Federal Accessibility legislation

• Learn from the experiences of other Provinces who already have legislation in place as well as the lived experience of persons with disabilities in B.C.

• Share thoughts and test ideas about proposed standards and implementation details

• Learn more about what is important to British Columbians with disabilities in order to create the legislation and tools that are needed to make a meaningful difference


  • Dahl & pita
  • Chilli & tortilla chips
  • Tea & coffee

Meeting resources

Event accessibility & other info

ASL interpreters will be present. The facilitator will speak using a microphone and on a raised platform. The room is on the ground floor of the Student Union Building (SUB), at UVic, and requires no stairs to access it.

Do you have specific accommodation or accessibility requests? We’re here for you! Email Shay lynn at events@uvss.ca and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

Can’t make this event?

In addition to the community meetings, an online meeting is being offered.

This virtual town hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

There is a limit of 175 people for this session, so please register below.

Register for the virtual townhall.