The Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing and the Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility are working to update the BC Building Code to make new buildings more accessible. The first step invited the public, including people with disabilities, accessibility experts and advocates, code users, Treaty Nations, Indigenous partners, local governments, building owners, construction industry representatives, professional associations and education partners to provide feedback about barriers and priorities to enhance accessibility requirements in new buildings.
Please see the Backgrounder (PDF) document for more information about this project.
Engagement and Consultation Timeframe
October 28, 2021 to January 13, 2022
Engagement Input Received
- A total of 1,562 surveys were completed from October 28, 2021 to January 13, 2022
- A total number of 12 email submissions
- A total number of two phone submissions
Input Leads to Action
- Your feedback will help government develop changes to the BC Building Code to make new buildings more accessible.
- Our next step is to facilitate focus groups to seek additional information. This will ensure more complete understanding of the survey feedback and will take place in Spring 2022.
- A summary report of what we heard will be published here and to the Building and Safety Standards website later in 2022.