Access Services

Fall & Winter

Accessibility cultivates inclusivity by eliminating barriers and creating social, physical and economic environments that enable all residents to participate actively in the community.

Inclusivity embraces and values diversity in age, culture, disAbility, gender, language, marital status, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

For more information on accessibility and related programs, contact the Access Coordinator:

604-925-7279

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Accessibility

Access and Inclusion Policy

Recreation Assistance Program Application

Leisure Access Card Application

Summer Camp Recreation Inclusion Application

The Role of Access Services
Community Services believes in building community programs and services that meet the needs of the community. Our recreation programs and facilities reflect our on-going pursuit to provide meaningful and inclusive opportunities for people with disAbilities.

Recreation for All
Community Services believes in building community programs and services that meet the needs of the community. Our recreation programs and facilities reflect our on-going pursuit to provide meaningful and inclusive opportunities for people with disAbilities.

Program support for people with disAbilities 
We encourage you to bring your own support to programs and services. Please let us know if you are registered for a program and plan to bring your own support by calling the Access Coordinator.

Family Provided Support
Families are always welcome to bring their own support person to any program. We are only able to provide support in our summer camps when we receive grants to hire summer students. If you know or suspect that your children requires additional support to participate in our activities, please let us know when you register by calling the Access Coordinator. This will help us plan for extra person and start a conversation with you about what we need to do to ensure that your child has a positive and memorable experience.

604-925-7279

Leisure Access Card

The Leisure Access Card is available for individuals who require extra support (assistance of a physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual or sensory nature) in order to participate in recreation programs. The card provides free access for the individual who is providing support. It is not intended for your personal trainer, occupational or physiotherapist, or other health care providers. For information about obtaining these services in our facilities please contact the Health and Fitness Coordinator. The Leisure Access Card does provide you with the opportunity to meet with a staff member to discuss any adaptations or ideas you may have to improve your experience in our facilities and programs. Applications are available at any recreation facility front desk or online.

If you/your child are participating in any program or lesson and are unable to fulfill the typical requirements and require an adapted plan, please contact the Access Coordinator to set up a planning meeting. We will work with you to create an individualized plan that will help you/your child improve your/his/her skills in a way that will increase your/his/her confidence, sense of accomplishment and quality of the recreation experience.

Leisure Access Card Application Form

Get Involved

If you have a disability and want to make a positive contribution to your community, join the Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI).

The ACDI advises the three North Shore municipalities on issues affecting people with disAbilities, responding to requests from Council and staff and making recommendations that promote, develop and sustain an accessible community, free
of physical and social barriers. The ACDI is a way of being active, contributing to a more accessible North Shore and participating in events that raise awareness about accessibility issues.

For more information, contact the Committee Clerk:

604-990-2407

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