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 programs

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

Phone: 604-297-7904
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.

Recreation credit program

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

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