Town Hall @ VCC on Accessibility

Join us for our Town Hall @ VCC on Accessibility

Although our regular Council meetings are always open to the public, we’ve heard from the community about their desire to speak with Council about ideas and priorities. We're starting something new – four town hall events each year so that you can share what matters directly with Council.

Our second Town Hall will be at the Victoria Conference Centre and will focus on the topic of accessibility in the community.

Your stories, suggestions and priorities will help Council and staff better understand the barriers and opportunities to make our community a more inclusive place to live, work, visit and play. The outcomes, topics and ideas generated at this session will contribute to the development of a new city-wide Accessibility Framework.

Town Hall @ VCC on Accessibility

Thursday, July 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Victoria Conference Centre, Salon A
720 Douglas Street

What You Need to Know:

  • This is a scent and food free event.
  •  Pets are not permitted.
  •  Water will be available for service animals.
  •  A Sign Language Interpreter will be in attendance.
  • The allotted speaking time of five minutes may be adjusted to accommodate all participants.
  • Free childminding will be available.

Tips:

  • PowerPoint presentations are to be in large font; no more than two bullets per screen, triple spaced

  • Salon A is located on the second floor of the Victoria Conference Centre, accessible by elevator; underground parking is available

How to Participate Remotely

If you are unable to participate in person, you can submit a pre-recorded video, audio or written submission. 

The presentation submission deadline is noon on Wednesday, July 3. Details to come!

More Ways to Contribute: Accessibility Focus Groups

Can’t make the Town Hall event? We are looking for feedback on how the City of Victoria can become a more accessible and inclusive place for everyone. The City is hosting a series of focus groups for people to share their lived experiences to inform the development of an Accessibility Framework.

We want to connect with individuals, organizations and groups in our community to gather a variety of perspectives, experiences and ideas.

The Focus Groups are open to:

  • People with cognitive, emotional or intellectual disabilities
  • People with auditory impairments
  • People with visual impairments
  • People with limited mobility
  • People who require service or support animals
  • People with environmental sensitivities
  • Caregivers and service providers

Session 1:  
Wednesday, July 10 from 11 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m., Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street

Session 2:  
Wednesday, July 10 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street

Session 3:  
Thursday, July 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Victoria City Hall, Council Chambers, #1 Centennial Square

Session 4:  
Thursday, July 11 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Victoria City Hall, Council Chambers, #1 Centennial Square

For more information and to register to participate in a focus group, please email Alannah Rodgers at arodgers@victoria.ca with the preferred session. Registration is free and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Video and audio recordings or written submissions are also accepted so that all interested persons can participate in the process. Some sessions may be designated as food/beverage/scent free. 

We look forward to connecting with you!