Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Photo: ShaneSimpson.ca

Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Photo: ShaneSimpson.ca

Provincial minister will visit Nelson for input on new accessibility legislation

Shane Simpson will be in Nelson on Nov. 14

People in Nelson are invited to participate in a consultation meeting to discuss the development of accessibility legislation for B.C.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, will host an in-person session for people with disabilities, their friends and families, accessibility advocates and self-advocates, as well as organizations, experts, businesses and individuals to help define what future legislation to make B.C. a more accessible and inclusive province could look like.

The meeting will be held at the Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend, participate and offer feedback about their experiences with accessibility, inclusion, barriers and what matters most in the development of accessibility legislation.

To register or to learn more about the proposed legislation, visit: engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility.

You can also provide their feedback through an online questionnaire at the above link until Friday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m.