Moving Together Toward an Accessible B.C.

Image promoting October as RDSP Awareness Month

B.C. has declared October 2014 as the first Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Awareness Month to help raise awareness among people with disabilities, their families and friends about the benefits of RDSPs as a tool to save for the future. For further information, here is a news release. You can also download a copy of the promotional poster.

View the proclamation at: http://ow.ly/C8gpG. For a text-only version of the proclamation, visit: http://ow.ly/Cagjq.

We also created the RDSP Action Group to champion the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to improve the financial security of people with disabilities.

Accessibility 2024

Government has released Accessibility 2024: Making B.C. the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024.

How did we get to Accessibility 2024?

From December 3, 2013 to March 11, 2014, government held a provincewide consultation to better understand how government, businesses and communities can decrease barriers and increase accessibility for people living with disabilities.

In May 2014, the Disability Consultation Report: Moving Together Toward an Accessible B.C. was released, summarizing the feedback heard through the consultation process. It is this feedback that formed the basis of the 10-year plan.

Accessibility 2024 was released by the Premier at a B.C. Accessibility Summit on June 16, 2014. Three hundred representatives from the disability community, government and the business community came together at the Vancouver Convention Centre and hundreds of British Columbians tuned in from all over B.C. to watch the live webcast. A full transcript and video from the summit are now available.

Thanks very much to our partners who hosted the public viewing spaces in dozens of communities around B.C.

Questions from in-person and virtual participants submitted during the panel discussion, with responses, will be available soon.