Accessibility & Age-Friendly

Accessibility in Central Saanich

The District of Central Saanich adopted its first Accessibility Plan in 2023. The plan was developed in consultation with the Town of Sidney, the District of North Saanich, the Saanich Peninsula Accessibility Advisory Committee (SPAAC) and the public.  Making Central Saanich more accessible is an ongoing priority for the  District. Accessibility means that all people can take part in the community, including people with disabilities.

The way we design municipal infrastructure and communicate with residents are key opportunities to facilitate greater inclusion in the community. 

Saanich Peninsula Accessibility Advisory Committee
Under the Accessible British Columbia Act, local governments, among several other organizations, are now required to form accessibility committees to reduce barriers for people living with disabilities.
The District of Central Saanich, Town of Sidney and District of North Saanich have formed a joint tri-municipal committee: the Saanich Peninsula Accessibility Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide comment and recommendations to Saanich Peninsula local governments on policies, programs, services, built environments, infrastructure and outdoor spaces in order continue to improve the livability, inclusivity and accessibility for persons with disabilities, who live, work and play on the Saanich Peninsula. 

Feedback
If you have feedback related to accessibility in Central Saanich, please share your thoughts in the online form. Feedback will help the District make services more accessible and will also be collected and shared with the Saanich Peninsula Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Resources

We're always looking at ways we can help make our community more accessible and age-friendly.
We've compiled a list of additional resources that may be helpful.