The City of Selkirk has long recognized the importance of building an inclusive community and has demonstrated that commitment through the creation of an accessible civic office and organizations such as Selkirk Mobility and the city’s Age Friendly Committee. The City is building on inclusivity by introducing its Accessibility Plan.
The Province of Manitoba’s Accessibility Standard for Customer Service is the first standard in the Accessibility for Manitobans Act that will apply to all public, private and non–profit organizations in the province. The City of Selkirk has developed its Accessibility Plan in compliance with The Accessibility for Manitobans Act. The Act requires accessibility standards to be developed over the next several years. The standards will address barriers and set out requirements in five key areas of daily living. These standards are customer service, employment, transportation, information and technology, and built environment.
Service To Citizens
“We are here to provide services to all our citizens and, through the use of this plan, we will continue to take reasonable steps to eliminate barriers to our municipal facilities and services,” said CAO Duane Nicol. “All citizens deserve an opportunity to participate in their community.”
The City of Selkirk Accessibility Plan 2016 – 2018 essentially affirms that the City of Selkirk will continue to strive to provide equitable treatment and benefits of City services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities which may hinder their participation.
“I just think it’s great the City of Selkirk has taken the lead on this. It’s good to have a plan moving forward,” Age Friendly co-chair Lee Hanson said. “As a committee, we’ve talked about a lot of these things. So it’s great to see the city is on board and helping us come up with a plan. We hope to stay involved as everything develops.”
Feedback on the accessibility of the City’s public facilities, services and programs are welcome. Submit a CitizenSupport request using the category “Accessibility”.