The City is dedicated to enhancing universal access for all members of the community, regardless of age, background, interests or abilities. For this process to work, community collaboration is vital. With the help of residents, businesses, community organizations and other government bodies, the City aims to ensure that there are accessible, inclusive and diverse opportunities for North Vancouverites of every age and ability. The City understands that an accessible community is a safer community.

Learn more about City-supported community-based programs and services available to all citizens.

People with Disabilities

For people living with a disability, independence and accessibility are top of mind issues. Affordable housing options, innovative programs as well as easy access to transportation and community services enable people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

The City recognizes that people with disabilities would like to participate in the community as much as other citizens. As such, the City strives to create and support a truly accessible community, one that is free of physical and social barriers.

North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues

Since 1991, the City has supported the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI). Comprised of community volunteers from the City and the Districts of North and West Vancouver, the ACDI discusses issues that affect people with disabilities and makes recommendations to the three North Shore municipal councils. This tri-municipal approach helps to inform and guide ongoing efforts to enhance accessibility on the North Shore.

Specifically, the City of North Vancouver's collaboration with the ACDI has led to improved crosswalk signals, curb design, transportation and parking, as well as the inclusion of a hearing assistance system at the John Braithwaite Community Centre (JBCC). The JBCC is the first City facility to feature an Induction Loop System which transmits sound directly to a user's hearing aid.

Contact Info

Engineering Department
Tel: 604-983-7333

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