In June 2021 the Accessible BC Act became law. The Council of the District of Fort St. James has chosen to be part of the Bulkley Nechako Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee. The Committee includes members from Telkwa, Houston, Granisle, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof and Fort St. James.
The purpose of the Committee is:
- To advise all participating Councils and Boards in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako of the need to establish, develop and maintain equitable policies, services and facilities for persons with disabilities, including but not limited to: transportation, housing, employment, education and recreation.
- To provide an opportunity for public input on accessibility issues affecting people with disabilities.
- To identify barriers to services and facilities encountered by people with disabilities, and partner with local councils and agencies to address them.
- To promote initiatives that foster active living , and the full participation of people with disabilities in their communities.