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


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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

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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

Thursday, January 16th
Thursday, February 20th
No meetings in March

Due to COVID-19 protocol the following meetings have been cancelled: Thursday, April 16th and Thursday May 21st.  We are working on having video chats/meetings in the future. More details will be provided in the near future.

No meeting are scheduled in June/July/August
Thursday, September 17th
Thursday, October 15th
No meetings are scheduled in November/December

CANCELLED - IACDI Community Picnic - Thursday, June 25, 2020 
Due to COVID-19 protocol the IACDI Community Picnic has been cancelled. IACDI will organize and promote community events as soon as it is safe to do so.  Message from Marnie Essery, Chair of IACDI


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

User-Friendly Trails

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


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
BC Transit
Recreation Integration Victoria  250-477-6314
West Shore Parks and Recreation Society  250-478-8384
Power to be Adventure Therapy Society  250-385-2363
Spinal Cord Injury BC
Metchosin Seniors Information and Resource Centre