Access and Inclusion

We're committed to providing accessible, inclusive and meaningful programs, services and opportunities for everyone in the community.

By removing barriers and creating a welcoming environment, we ensure all our citizens can safely and fairly access City spaces, programs, employment opportunities and services.

The Burnaby Access Advisory Committee (BAAC), comprised of City staff and community members, advises the City on accessibility and inclusion issues. BAAC focuses on:

  • Making the city more inclusive and accessible for persons with disabilities by addressing the physical, social and attitudinal barriers that prevent their full participation in aspects of community life.
  • Helping identify and prioritize what accessibility improvements are required in City facilities and provide inputs on the design of new civic policies, programs and buildings.
  • Organizing the annual National AccessAbility Week and the United Nations International Day of Disability observance in Burnaby.

If you want to join the committee or learn more about it, contact us at:

Social Planning

Adapted activities

You can participate in a variety of activities throughout the City. If you or a person in your care need activity-related information, special assistance, equipment or services, contact Access Coordinator, Laura McGrath for more information:

Phone: 604-294-7904
Email: [email protected]

The program supervisor will take you through the registration process, ensuring you complete the proper safety forms. They can also suggest the best equipment to make your session safe, fun and easy to join in.

1:1 support for children and youth

Burnaby camps have a separate activity to register in for 1:1 support. Burnaby provides 1:1 support staff for up to 4 weeks per year per participant. Access staff help create activity adaptations, support participants with any anxiety or sensory needs and aid in behavior management. After registering, our Access Coordinator will contact you to discuss the support needed for your camper. 

Please note: we are unable to provide personal care such as assistance with toileting, administering medication and changing.

Please bring an attendant, caregiver, or family member if you require personal care support with changing, transferring, washroom assistance or administration of medication. Staff may be available to help with participation and provide minimal support to some participants. As always, our team is happy to work with you to discuss the best options for participating.

Recreation credit program

Burnaby's recreation credit program supports Burnaby residents in financial need.

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