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Access and Inclusion

The City of Burnaby is committed to working with its citizens to build a community that is accessible and inclusive for everyone, including persons with disabilities and others with access and inclusion needs. A truly caring and prosperous city is one in which all individuals are able to contribute their skills and talents to the good of their community and to participate in their local economy.

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Policies and Initiatives

As part of Burnaby’s commitment to becoming more accessible and inclusive,  an annual Access Improvement Fund is made available to City facilities to make access-related capital improvements. The allocation of this Fund is monitored by the Burnaby Access Advisory Committee, which also provides input to the Planning and Building Department on access and inclusion issues. As well, Burnaby has an Adaptable Housing Policy, a Group Home Policy, and a Healthy Community Policy which support increased access in the community.

Burnaby also embraces Accessible Recreation and wellness for all. To facilitate this, the City offers a Recreation Credit Program which provides financial support to qualifying low-income individuals and families. The Burnaby Access Guidebook provides accessibility information for City facilities, outdoor amenities and the Metrotown area. 

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