Accessibility Committee

Purpose & Mandate

The purpose of the Accessibility Committee is to promote inclusive and accessible practices while making accessibility and inclusion-related recommendations to policies, procedures, bylaws, and infrastructure. The goal is to create greater equality and inclusiveness for all Islands Trust residents, employees, and clients.

The Accessibility Committee is a mandatory requirement under the Accessible British Columbia Act effective September 1, 2023. Islands Trust and other governments and listed organizations must establish:

  1. an accessibility committee,
  2. an accessibility plan, and
  3. a tool to receive feedback on accessibility.


For the purpose of this Committee, the following definitions found in the Accessible British Columbia Act apply:

  • Accessibility – allows all people can take part in their communities through work, play and other daily activities
  • Disability – an inability to participate fully and equally in society as a result of the interaction of an impairment and a barrier
  • Impairment – includes a physical, sensory, mental, intellectual, or cognitive impairment; whether permanent, temporary or episodic
  • Barrier – anything that hinders the full and equal participation in society of a person with an impairment. Barriers can be caused by environments, attitudes, practices, policies, information, communications or technologies, and are affected by intersecting forms of discrimination.

Islands Trust is accepting expressions of interest for volunteer Accessibility Committee (AC) positions, and are inviting members of the public to participate in the committee.

Islands Trust is seeking residents that have the interest and ability to assist and advise the Islands Trust Council to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to individuals interacting with Islands Trust.

To meet the requirements of the Accessible British Columbia Act, Islands Trust is looking for:

  • a minimum of one and up to four representatives from organizations that support people with disabilities, or who have disabilities, in the Islands Trust Area;
  • a minimum of one person who is Indigenous; and
  • a minimum of one and up to two people from the Islands Trust Area.

Successful applicants will be appointed by the Islands Trust Council and may be expected to meet four times per year. The term for each of these positions is to December 31, 2026. Terms of reference for the Accessibility Committee can be viewed here.

If you are interested in helping us promote accessibility in the Islands Trust organisation, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:

David Marlor
Suite 200 – 1627 Fort Street
Victoria BC, V8R 1H8
Phone: 250.405.5169

Roles and Responsibilities

The Accessibility Committee’s roles and responsibilities are assigned through Islands Trust Council policy.

The Accessibility Committee provides advice to Islands Trust Council and management by undertaking the following responsibilities:

  1. Identify barriers to individuals in or interacting with the organization,
  2. Advise the organization on how to remove and prevent barriers to individuals in or interacting with the organization.
  3. Develop an Accessibility Plan, and advise on implementation of the Plan.
  4. Review the Accessibility Plan every three years including seeking public feedback on the Accessibility Plan and how to remove and prevent barriers to individuals in or interacting with the organization

Application Form

Thank you for showing your interest in the Islands Trust Accessibility Committee! Please apply before 4:30PM, September 16, 2024.

The purpose of this committee is to assist and advise the Islands Trust Council in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers to individuals that interact with Islands Trust.

If you have any questions or would like to apply for this committee in a different way, please contact David Marlor at 250-405-5169 or

Privacy & Confidentiality: The information that you provide in this application will be gathered in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Participation is voluntary. All information provided will remain confidential and will be used only for the purposes of this committee and for meeting the Accessible British Columbia Act requirements.

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Why are we asking? The Accessible BC Act requires that half of the committee members be people with disabilities or from an organization that supports people with disabilities. There should also be at least one Indigenous person on the committee. Additionally, we are trying to include as many diverse perspectives as possible.
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Disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, or sensory impairment – including an episodic disability that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.