Measuring Up

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

Featured Stories

  1. Accessibility on a roll in Powell River

    Powell River identifies accessibility for people with disabilities as a top priority and sets their sights on a fully accessible community.

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  2. Accessibility on the rise in Queen Charlotte

    Queen Charlotte is taking aim at improve local accessibility for people with disabilities to the Measuring Up program.

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  3. Making BC accessible for all

    Residents and visitors can now enjoy a two-kilometre, fully accessible outdoor trail through the Tatlayoko Lake community park in the Cariboo.

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  4. 100 Mile House measures up in accessibility

    The District of 100 Mile House received $15,000 from Measuring Up for a community assessment and upgrades to the Marsh Trail.

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  5. Abbotsford measures up in accessibility

    Abbotsford received $25,000 from Measuring Up to research accessibility issues and support new programs.

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  6. Barriere measures up in accessibility

    Barriere received $15,000 from Measuring Up to conduct a community assessment and fund a public community garden.

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  7. Campbell River measures up in accessibility

    Campbell River received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  8. Comox measures up in accessibility

    Comox received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  9. Courtenay measures up in accessibility

    Courtenay received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  10. Cumberland measures up in accessibility

    Cumberland received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  11. Enderby measures up in accessibility

    Enderby received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  12. Kamloops measures up in accessibility

    Kamloops received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  13. Kelowna measures up in accessibility

    Kelowna received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  14. Kimberley measures up in accessibility

    Kimberley received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  15. Lions Bay measures up in accessibility

    Lions Bay received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  16. Oak Bay measures up in accessibility

    Oak Bay received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  17. Pemberton measures up in accessibility

    Pemberton received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  18. Penticton measures up in accessibility

    Penticton received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  19. Powell River measures up in accessibility

    Powell River received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  20. Prince George measures up in accessibility

    Prince George received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  21. Princeton measures up in accessibility

    Princeton received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  22. Revelstoke measures up in accessibility

    Revelstoke received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  23. Rossland measures up in accessibility

    Rossland received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  24. Surrey measures up in accessibility

    Surrey received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  25. Vernon measures up in accessibility

    Vernon received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  26. Nelson measures up in accessibility

    Nelson received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  27. Pitt Meadows measures up in accessibility

    Pitt Meadows received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  28. North Vancouver measures up in accessibility

    North Vancouver received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  29. Fort St. John measures up in accessibility

    Fort St. John received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  30. Canal Flats measures up in accessibility

    Canal Flats received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  31. Duncan measures up in accessibility

    Duncan received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  32. Terrace measures up in accessibility

    Terrace received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  33. Telkwa measures up in accessibility

    Telkwa received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  34. Grand Forks measures up in accessibility

    Grand Forks received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  35. Squamish measures up in accessibility

    Squamish received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  36. Sooke measures up in accessibility

    Sooke received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  37. Parksville measures up in accessibility

    Parksville received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  38. The City of Revelstoke measures up accessbility

    Revelstoke used the Measuring Up program to improve access for persons with disabilities.

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  39. Independent Living Vernon uses Measuring Up

    Independent Living Vernon used Measuring Up to evaluate local accessibility and inclusion.

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  40. Kimberley improve accessibility and inclusion

    The City of Kimberley used a grant from Measuring Up to identify and address local issues of access and inclusion.

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  41. Measuring Up Parksville

    The Measuring Up Parksville Committee is dedicated to improving community access for persons with disabilities.

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  42. Surrey Association for Community Living helps city measure up

    The Surrey Association for Community Living completed a Measuring Up assessment of the city.

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  43. Recreation and culture measure up in Prince Rupert

    Measuring Up, a 2010 Legacies Now program supported by the Province of B.C., has given community members the tools to measure accessibility in Prince Rupert and make a plan to improve it.

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  44. Nanaimo measures up for residents and visitors

    If you've ever tried to find information on accessible transit, recreation or businesses - maybe you are using a wheelchair, getting around with the aid of a guide dog, or walking with crutches due to a sprained ankle - you know it can be a challenge. Thanks to two Nanaimo groups, all of that information will soon be found in one place online.

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  45. Innovative bus shelters make an impact in Abbotsford

    Commuting was made easier for people with disabilities thanks to inclusive bus shelters built at three high-traffic stops.

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  46. Chetwynd makes strides in accessibility

    Video project highlighted how small changes could lead to improved accessibility and inclusion.

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  47. Nelson creates employment for people with disabilities

    Two initiatives provided a lasting legacy of new employment opportunities in Nelson.

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  48. Building an inclusive workforce in Vanderhoof

    Measuring Up supported two employers in creating new social enterprises.

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  49. SPARC BC to manage community accessibility program

    The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) will manage outreach and support for the accessibility-related projects and resources established under 2010 Legacies Now's Measuring Up program.

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  50. Making communities accessible for all

    Measuring Up supports communities to assess and improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities and others with accessibility needs.

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