Committee membership includes a range of individuals with disabilities, seniors, service providers with disabled community, and interested persons from the general public with a commitment to increasing accessibility for for persons one or more of the following types of disability:
. Mobility . Developmental
. Agility . Mental illness
After the Rick Hanson Man in Motion Tour, Council created an advisory committee in 1987 to look at accessibility issues in our community. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA) strives to “remove physical and social barriers which impede the full participation of people with disabilities and seniors in all of community life.” Since its inception, PGACA has made a great deal of progress in working toward creating a barrier-free community and for universal inclusiveness for all residents. The Committee continues to provides assistance to Council regarding matters of accessibility. Representatives are involved in a number of significant initiatives related to transportation, housing, infrastructure and recreation. Council is most appreciative of PGACA advice on addressing the needs of those individuals with special needs.I admire the dedication of those who volunteer on the committee and on behalf of my Council colleagues I extends our thanks to the PGACA members for their valued contributions toward enhancing the quality of life for all residence of Prince George. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA) is a Council Committee that services to provide advice to Council and solicit feedback from the community on matters which effect persons with disabilities,seniors,those with access issued and all citizens. The committee works cooperatively with Civic Departments and other Committees,Commission and Boards whose activities may effect persons with disabilities. The committee seeks to provide expertise and advice on directions for the future planning of municipal services, programs and facilities to ensure full participation of all persons. The Committee works hard to ensure that persons with disabilities, seniors and those with access issues are aware of the committee’s existence and mission to identify and overcome social and physical barriers.