Squamish Measures Up in Accessibility

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Squamish received $20,000 from Measuring Up. Funds were used to hire a coordinator, hold an information session, conduct a community audit of schools and municipal buildings, and prepare a strategic plan. Squamish buses were retrofitted with improved wheelchair ramps and information on accessibility and inclusion was added to the district's website. In addition, the community installed a ramp at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre stage to allow access for persons with disabilities. There are also plans to have one full-service bay at all gas stations and to hold a workshop on emergency preparedness that includes people with disabilities.


Measuring Up helps communities assess and improve how accessible and inclusive they are for people with disabilities, seniors and others with similar needs. The program includes a fund, established by the Province of British Columbia, which offers grants to communities to complete accessibility-related projects.