Measuring Up funded projects

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100 Mile House

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Building an accessible community trail (100 Mile Marsh Trail)
  • Providing incentives for local businesses to make accessibility improvements
     

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Abbotsford

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing an information pamphlet about accessible recreation opportunities in Abbotsford and the surrounding area
  • Developing a website (www.accessabbotsford.ca)
  • Developing a tool to assist in the evaluation of the physical accessibility of the local pedestrian infrastructure
  • Working with the local business community to implement the 10 by 10 Employment Challenge across workplace sectors (as of October 2008, 206 persons with disabilities were hired by businesses in the Abbotsford)
     

Alert Bay

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Purchasing a wheelchair accessible community bus
     

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Barriere

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Building an accessible community garden
  • Installing benches along its main street
     

Boston Bar / North Bend

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed community projects including:

  • Improving access to the community hall, Memorial Park and senior's centre
  • Installing signage and lighting to improve accessibility at Frances Harrington Park, site of the Hell’s Gate Aerial Tram
     

Burns Lake

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2009

Completed a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Installing an elevator at the Burns Lake Public Library
     

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Campbell River

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Auditing municipal parks and trails for accessibility, including identifying areas for future improvement
  • Upgrading the accessibility of Robert V. Ostler Park
     

Canal Flats

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completing a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Building accessible washrooms at the civic centre, senior’s hall, curling arena, and at the source of the Columbia Trailhead
  • Installing accessibility modifications to the local Para-transit bus stop.
  • Upgrading access to the municipal administrative offices and community hall
     

Canim Lake Band

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including: 

  • Building an accessible community recreation trail
     

Cariboo Regional District

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Built an accessible trail at Tatlayoko Lake, which is a pilot for a larger accessible recreation plan within the region
     

Clinton

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2009

Completed a community project:

  • Constructed a free-standing accessible washroom at the community’s 'wellness park'
     

Colwood

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developing projects in partnership with the other members of the Capital Region’s Intermunicipal Advisory Committee for Disability Issues (IACDI):

  • Developing a regional Accessible Trails Guide
  • Establishing an accessible community outdoor art space
     

Comox

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a regional emergency preparedness training program for persons with disabilities, including the printing of related resource and educational materials
  • Developing a regional accessibility and inclusion strategic plan in partnership with the other member municipalities of the Comox Valley Regional District
     

Comox Valley Regional District/Cumberland

Awarded: $35,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a regional accessibility and inclusion strategic plan in partnership with the District’s member municipalities (Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland)
  • Creating a built environment education brochure for developers
  • Compiling a 'Comox Valley Access Guide' profiling accessible businesses and local accessible tourism attractions
     

Courtenay

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a regional accessibility and inclusion strategic plan in partnership with the other member municipalities of the Comox Valley Regional District
     

Cowichan Independent Living

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Creating an online inclusive employment resource for persons with disabilities and community employers
  • Working with the local business community and in partnership with the District of North Cowichan, to implement the 10 by 10 Challenge across workplace sectors
     

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Dawson Creek

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2009

Completed a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Developing a municipal ‘access and inclusion’ strategic plan
     

Duncan

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects including:

  • Creating an on-line inclusive employment resource for persons with disabilities and community employers
  • Working with the local business community and in partnership with the District of North Cowichan and Cowichan Independent Living, to implement the 10 by 10 Challenge across workplace sectors. As of June 2009, 192 persons with disabilities have been hired in the Cowichan Valley
  • Working with municipality and local police to improve pedestrian safety for persons of all abilities
     

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Enderby

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Creating two supported employment opportunities for persons with disabilities (building rustic furniture and growing organic vegetables for sale)
     

Esquimalt

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2009

Completed a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Developing a municipal ‘access and inclusion’ strategic plan
     

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Fort St. John

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed projects, including:

  • Installing automatic wheelchair accessible doors at the main entrance of the North Peace Cultural Centre
  • Installing a FM Loop System in the theatre of the North Peace Cultural Centre for people for hearing impairments
     

Fruitvale

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
     

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Grand Forks

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Researching the regional job market for persons with disabilities
  • Working with the local business community to implement the 10 by 10 Challenge across workplace sectors
     

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Highlands

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developing projects in partnership with the other members of the Capital Region’s Intermunicipal Advisory Committee for Disability Issues (IACDI) including:

  • Developing a regional Accessible Trails Guide
  • Establishing an accessible community outdoor art space
     

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Invermere

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Installing accessible parking spaces in the community
     

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Kamloops

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
     

Kelowna

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
     

Kimberley

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
  • Editing the Kimberley Active Community Guide to include accessibility information
     

Kitimat

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Purchasing and installing wheelchair accessible doors at Tamitik Sports Jubilee Complex
  • Developing a Measuring Up Kitimat Strategic Plan to complement the municipal Official Community Plan
     

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Langford

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developing projects in partnership with the other members of the Capital Region’s Intermunicipal Advisory Committee for Disability Issues (IACDI) including:

  • Developing a regional Accessible Trails Guide
  • Establishing an accessible community outdoor art space
     

Langley (City)

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completing a community project:

  • Building an accessible community playground
     

Lions Bay

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Improving access to two community trails (Interconnectivity trail and the Tidewater trail)
  • Installing a fence and a resting bench along the Kelvin Grove Beach trail
     

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Maple Ridge

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Creating an Accessible Community Event Kit, a kit of equipment that can be used to make community events accessible quickly and easily. This project is managed by Ridge Meadows Enterprises, a small business owned and operated by persons with developmental disabilities, with support from the Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living
  • Partnering with the City of Pitt Meadows to develop a handbook for city employees to help them plan and create accessible outdoor spaces
     

Metchosin

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developing projects in partnership with the other members of the Capital Region’s Intermunicipal Advisory Committee for Disability Issues (IACDI) including:

  • Developing a regional Accessible Trails Guide
  • Establishing an accessible community outdoor art space
     

Mission

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
     

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Nanaimo

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Conducting a public education media campaign
  • Improving accessible transit opportunities
  • Working with the municipality to develop barrier free building guidelines
  • Developing a website (www.accessnanaimo.ca)
     

Nelson

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a user-friendly, regional guide for local businesses to recruit and hire persons with disabilities in the Kootenays
     

New Hazelton

Awarded: $13,500
Application Year: 2009

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Installing accessibility improvements at the community Lion’s Club Hall
  • Installing an accessible door at the Skeena Bakery
     

North Cowichan

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2009

Completed a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Working with the local business community and in partnership with the City of Duncan and Cowichan Independent Living, to implement the 10 by 10 Challenge across workplace sectors. As of June 2009, 192 persons with disabilities have been hired in the Cowichan Valley
  • Working with municipality and local police on pedestrian safety for persons of all abilities
  • Developing an ‘Access Cowichan’ web resource and print guide
     

North Shore Disability Resource Centre

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2008

In partnership with the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Completing an audit of 15 municipal parks for accessibility
  • Developing a training module for municipal staff and volunteers on park accessibility requirements
     

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Oak Bay

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Upgrading sidewalk accessibility along Beach Drive and in Uplands Park/Cattle Point
  • Developing an accessible sensory garden in the northeast corner of Windsor Park
     

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Parksville

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developing projects including:

  • Public education and awareness programs
  • Upgrading accessible transit opportunities
     

Peachland Wellness Centre Society

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a access and inclusion strategic plan regarding business and public access buildings and submitting it to the municipality
  • Purchasing computer software for people with visual impairments, a large screen monitor and earphones for public use computers at the Peachland Wellness Centre and the Visitors Information Bureau
  • Purchasing a vehicle service credit and gas credit for the current wheelchair lift van that services the community
  • Providing door buzzers to local businesses to assist in becoming more accessible by implementing a "need for assistance" signaling system
     

Pemberton

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Improving access to their municipal hall by upgrading front entrance walkway, developing universal signage, and installing safety lighting
     

Penticton

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
  • Expanding Penticton’s Community Listings Directory to include community services available for persons with disabilities
     

Pitt Meadows

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Relocating and renovating the Pitt Meadows Elementary School playground to incorporate universal design play structures. The new playground is fully accessible and inclusive for children of all abilities
  • Researching and developing the “Universal Design Guidelines for Outdoor Spaces: Plan and Design for Choice”. This outdoor accessibility guide provides strategies and design suggestions for creating universal access standards for all residents and visitors
     

Powell River

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Updating and expanding the local Business and Access Guide with a new Accessible Tourism section
  • Developing a spoken-word radio program, Inclusion Today, broadcast on CJMP 90.1 FM in Powell River
  • Initiating an internal City of Powell River accessibility and inclusion inventory
     

Prince George

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing public service announcements and a related media campaign to educate the community about the benefits of employing persons with disabilities
  • Developing a regional speaking tour, in collaboration with local business and the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, to inform and educate employers about how they can help fulfill the goals of the 10 by 10 Employment Challenge
     

Prince Rupert

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Constructing an accessible viewing platform at the local ice arena
  • Installing accessible doors at the Lester Centre for the Arts, the Prince Rupert Public Library, and the civic centre
  • Installing audible chirp signals and curb-cuts at key community intersections
  • Creating accessible parking near the civic centre
     

Princeton

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Installing pedestrian accessibility improvements
  • Improving access and installing accessible washrooms in key public buildings, including the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Princeton Family Place, Legion Hall, Riverside Community Centre, Senior Citizen’s Hall, and the Princeton Skills Centre
     

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Queen Charlotte

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007 

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Installing two accessible washrooms in key public buildings
  • Developing a community access and job skill development program for persons with mental health disabilities
     

Quesnel

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
  • Installing an automatic door at the local curling rink
  • Installing an accessible washroom in the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre
     

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Revelstoke

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Installing automatic doors at the Revelstoke Court House and the Revelstoke Forum
  • Installing curb-cuts near community medical centre
     

Rossland

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Installing an accessible washroom at its Miner’s Hall Community Centre
     

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Smithers

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Completing curb-cuts at Queen Street and Broadway Avenue, a busy downtown intersection
     

Sooke

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
     

Squamish

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
  • Making accessibility modifications to the Brennan Park Recreation stage
     

Surrey

Awarded: $25,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan
     

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Telkwa

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed community projects, including:

  • Building a wheelchair ramp and an accessible washroom at the Round Lake Community Hall
  • Building an accessible washroom at the Telkwa Community Hall
     

Terrace

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and projects at municipal facilities, including:

  • Installing door closer delays
  • Replacing door knobs with door levers
  • Installing access drop down bars in washrooms
  • Improving disabled parking signage
  • Installing a handrail alongside a ramp to the RCMP building
  • Purchasing Zoom Text software for public access computer at the library
  • Designing accessible features into the new municipal website
     

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Vanderhoof

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2009

Completing community projects including:

  • Developing two Nechako Valley Community Services Society supported employment programs for persons with developmental disabilities, 'Beans on Burrard', a community coffee-shop and the 'Nechako Valley Organics Project'
     

Vernon

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2007

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal access and inclusion strategic plan.
  • Writing a monthly column in the local community paper, the Vernon Morning Star.
     

View Royal

Awarded: $15,000
Application Year: 2008

Completing a community assessment and developing projects in partnership with the other members of the Capital Region’s Intermunicipal Advisory Committee for Disability Issues (IACDI):

  • Developing a regional Accessible Trails Guide
  • Establishing an accessible community outdoor art space
     

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West Vancouver

Awarded: $20,000
Application Year: 2008

Completed a community assessment and developed projects, including:

  • Developing a municipal accessibility and inclusion policy as an amendment to the District’s Official Community Plan
  • Developing an informational resource on customer service for persons with disabilities that have been widely distributed to businesses in the surrounding area
  • Improving access to the West Vancouver beachfront park
     

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