RDKB News Release: RDKB Launches Accessibility Advisory Committee

Unlocking Access for All: RDKB Launches Accessibility Advisory Committee

In a groundbreaking move towards inclusivity and accessibility, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has announced the launch of its Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The initiative is set to open doors to a more inclusive future for the region.

The RDKB is seeking local heroes with lived and learned accessibility experience to become part of the AAC. Members of this committee will be the driving force behind initiatives aimed at making Kootenay Boundary a more welcoming and accessible community for all.

Anitra Winje, RDKB’s Corporate Officer, underscores the significance of this endeavour, saying, “Creating an inclusive, accessible region is not just a dream but a necessity. This is our chance to turn that dream into a reality. Join us, and let’s build a brighter future together.”

The committee’s term of two years will include four in-person meetings per year, and members will also have the option to participate virtually. Compensation of $100 per meeting makes it both an impactful and rewarding commitment.

Members must be actively involved with organizations for people with disabilities, be a caregiver for people with disabilities, or a person living with a disability. Candidates may also represent a broad range of under-served and equity-seeking groups such as, but not limited to: Indigenous Peoples, faith-based groups, LGBTQ+, newcomers, new Canadians, persons living in poverty, people of diverse ethnic or cultural origin, seniors, women, and youth.

“Our regional district is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and accessible community for all our residents. The launch of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is a significant step towards this goal,” adds RDKB’s Board Chair Linda Worley.  “Together we can make a lasting difference in our communities, unlock access for all and pave the way for a more inclusive Kootenay Boundary,” she adds.

To find out more and apply to serve on the Committee, visit https://jointheconversation.rdkb.com/accessible-inclusive-rdkb.  Fill out and submit the application form under “Documents” to the right of the page.

Completed applications are due by Friday, November 28, 2023 and may be submitted by email, mail or dropped off in-person at RDKB offices in Grand Forks or Trail for the attention of the Corporate Officer.  For more information, e-mail corporate@rdkb.com or call 250.368.0225.