There are over 926,000 people with disabilities in British Columbia and the Government of B.C. is committed to and working towards becoming a more inclusive province. In June of 2021, the Accessible British Columbia Act became law. The Act provides the framework to identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility in the province. 

Over 750 organizations in B.C., including local governments, are taking steps to ensure that programs, services, and environments enable everyone to participate fully in society and without barriers.

The Province, through the Accessible British Columbia Act, has tasked organizations with the following actions:

  • The establishment of a committee to identify barriers to those interacting with the organization and advise how to remove and prevent barriers; and
  • The development of an accessibility plan to identify, remove and prevent barriers; and 
  • A process to receive comments from the public regarding the organization’s accessibility plan and barriers that individuals face.

The District of Sicamous is currently working with regional partners in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) to establish a Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee. Based on the recommendations from the committee, each participating local government will be responsible for developing an accessibility plan for their community.


On September 13, District council voted in favour of supporting a funding agreement with the CSRD, City of Salmon Arm, City of Revelstoke and City of Golden for the administration costs of the committee. The terms of reference for the committee and the call for volunteers to serve on the committee are currently under development. 

Stay tuned for more details and for opportunities to get involved!

Accessibility Feedback Form

The District is striving to improve accessibility as an organization! Help us identify barriers as we work towards developing an accessibility plan for the District of Sicamous.