Vision

Our vision is that the West Shore will become a safe, tolerant, and inclusive place for people of all ages and abilities to live, work, and play.

Mission Statement

To advocate for people with disabilities and advise the municipal Councils of the West Shore on topics that affect the quality of life of citizens with disabilities.

Historical Background

Meetings

View Agendas & Minutes
Terms of Reference

Contact IACDI

Email iacdisabilityissues@gmail.com

IACDI News

Follow on Twitter @IACDI

The Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (IACDI) believes in the value of partnerships so that we can continue to make accessibility improvements. Together, we can create more inclusive communities to live, work and play!

Did you know that IACDI has a representative on the BC Accessible Transit Advisory Committee and the BC Ferries Accessibility Advisory Committee? We welcome your feedback on BC Transit/ BC Ferries. Email us at iacdisabilityissues@gmail.com

Upcoming Meetings and Events

All Meetings take place at the Juan de Fuca 55 Plus Centre in Room 201 at 7:00 PM

2019
CANCELLED - Thursday, October 17th
No meetings in November and December

2020
Thursday, January 16th
Thursday, February 20th
No meetings in March
Thursday, April 16th
Thursday May 21st
No meetings in June/July/August
Thursday, September 17th
Thursday, October 15th
No meetings in November/December

IACDI Community Picnic - Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 6:15 - 8:15 pm at the Metchosin Farmer's Market grounds.

News

IACDI is currently advocating for a wheelchair accessible swing to be installed in at least one West Shore Park. More details to be announced in the future.

IACDI supports Mary Lake becoming a municipal park in the Highlands. It is a stunning location with a user friendly trail already in existence with a paved pathway to the house. Access improvements such as disabled parking and 2 possible locations for accessible picnic tables would enhance this park. To learn more about Mary Lake or support the efforts to secure Mary Lake as a municipal park click here www.marylakeconnections.ca

User-Friendly Trails

Go beyond the parking lot and download the “Guide to User-Friendly Trails.”

Resources

Action Committee for People with Disabilities (ACPD) Phone 250-383-4105

Disability Alliance BC - Phone 604-872-1278; Toll Free 1-800-663-1278
Budget 2019 - Changes Impacting People with Disabilities
Province Announces Policy Changes Aimed at Reducing Poverty

Disabled Parking Permit Information

Family Caregivers BC Support Line 1 (877) 520-3267
Greater Victoria Caregiver Support Groups, and Caregiver Connection Newsletter and E-news 

Leisure Involvement is For Everyone Program

Stroke Recovery Association - Young Stroke Survivors Group Phone 250-686-8653

Victoria Disability Resource Centre Phone 250-595-0044
Community Resource Page

BC Ferries
Travel Planning and Safety
Download our Accessibility, Evacuation & Safety Brochures for:
Coastal Renaissance, Coastal Inspiration , Coastal Celebration

Networking Groups

Barrier Free BC  info@barrierfreebc.org
BC Transit https://www.bctransit.com/victoria/riderinfo/accessibility
Recreation Integration Victoria http://rivonline.org  http://rivonline.org/services/equipment  250-477-6314
West Shore Parks and Recreation Society  http://www.westshorerecreation.ca/  250-478-8384
Power to be Adventure Therapy Society  https://powertobe.ca/  250-385-2363
Spinal Cord Injury BC  http://sci-bc.ca/
Metchosin Seniors Information and Resource Centre  http://www.metchosinseniors.ca/