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Rossland seeks public input for new accessibility plan

City asks residents to join a focus group and take a survey to inform and improve accessibility plan
City of Rossland is asking residents to visit to help form its new accessibility plan. Photo: Jim Bailey

The City of Rossland is reaching out to residents to help the city create an accessibility plan that will enhance the quality of life of all residents.

The initiative underscores the city’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and equal participation in community life, regardless of age, background, or ability.

Rossland city councillor Maya Provencal has taken part in the initiative and encourages all community stakeholders to get involved.

“Everyone deserves to live in a community where accessibility and inclusivity are integrated into all aspects of public life,” said Provencal. “As the stewards of many public spaces and countless programs and services with which Rossland residents interact every day, the city has a responsibility to ensure that barriers to access and enjoyment are reduced.”

The primary objective of this plan is to eliminate barriers to accessibility within city spaces, programs and services, thereby ensuring that every individual can actively engage in and contribute to the vibrancy of the community.

As part of this process, the city invites and encourages active participation from all community members to provide valuable insight on shaping an inclusive and accessible Rossland.

Residents have many intersecting abilities and identities, and public engagement will play a pivotal role in shaping the Accessibility Plan, guide decisions on priorities and actions aimed at removing barriers to access in areas such as: municipal transport, employment, buildings, communication, procurement and more.

“The Accessibility Plan is a huge step in this direction,” added Provencal. “I would encourage all Rossland residents with a stake in the issue of accessibility to participate in this work by filling out the survey or attending an engagement session.”

There are several ways to give input from now until June 3.

To learn more, register for a focus group, and fill out the survey, please visit: