IACDI - Terms of Reference

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

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Contact IACDI

Email iacdisabilityissues@gmail.com
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

EVENTS

20TH ANNUAL IACDI PICNIC

Everyone Welcome - Meet the members of the IACDI Committee.  Beverages, BBQ items and Door Prizes provided.  Bring your own lawn chairs, desert/salad to share.  No alcohol please. Family & Friends Welcome/Dress in Layers/Campfire and Entertainment/Free Parking/Wheelchair Accessible/Accessible Washrooms

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Place: Metchosin Community House – 4430 Happy Valley Rd

RSVP to Marnie Essery by June 10th at 250-474-5939 or iacdisabiltiyissues@gmail.com

If you require assistance at the picnic you must be be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

Links to User-Friendly Trails Guide

Go beyond the parking lot and download the “Guide to User-Friendly Trails.” www.westshorerecreation.ca/userfriendlytrails

RESOURCES

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

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

Victoria Disability Resource Centre Phone 250-595-0044

Leisure Involvement is For Everyone Program

Disabled Parking Permit Information

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

BC Ferries

BC Ferries Travel Planning
BC Ferries Safety

Download our Accessibility, Evacuation & Safety Brochures for:
Coastal Renaissance, Coastal Inspiration , Coastal Celebration

UPCOMING MEETINGS

All Meetings Take Place at the Juan de Fuca 55 Plus Centre in Room 201. 

2019

Thursday, January 17th from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, February 21st from 7-9 p.m. CANCELLED
Thursday, April 18th from 7-9 p.m. Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 16th from 7-9 p.m. Panel Presentation
No meetings in June, July and August.
Thursday, September 19th from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, October 17th from 7-9 p.m.
No meetings in November and December

Networking Groups
Barrier Free BC  info@barrierfreebc.org
BC Transit - 995-5695
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/