A roadmap for a more accessible north

May 25, 2015

Northern Sport Accessibility 2015 hit the ground running with a multi-stakeholder roundtable in Prince George on May 12-13, 2015.

A cross-section of representatives from disabled sport organizations, health services providers, the Province of BC (Ministries of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and of Health) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee joined viaSport and its Regional Alliance Partner Pacific Sport Northern BC to begin the development of a strategy that will make Northern BC more accessible for sport.

After reviewing the results of an environmental scan that provided a baseline of information on the facilities, programs, services and support already available, participants discussed how to maximize existing partnerships, build organizational alignment and simplify logistics/equipment requirements. The overarching goal was to create an action plan that will build awareness of the opportunities and increase access to physical activity for all participants.

Click here to download the first years’ roadmap.

Northern Sport Accessibility 2015 was announced in February 2015 as a $335,000 partnership of The Government of British Columbia, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and viaSport to help build more inclusive northern communities. Building on the sporting legacy of the Canada Winter Games, this three year initiative will create a new program delivery model that can be used as a pilot for other regions throughout the province.