In this session, presenters will describe the mandate and activities of the The Right Fit, a multi-partner service designed to address the crisis in wheelchair accessible housing by matching scarce affordable, accessible homes and independent living supports for people with disabilities in the Greater Vancouver region. The session will discuss the definitions of accessible housing, the unique challenges wheelchair users face when searching for accessible homes, and the role housing providers can play in improving housing accessibility in British Columbia. A BC Housing representative will also describe the role of BC Housing in supporting accessibility and the programs and resources available to housing providers.
February 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Founder and Executive Director, Individualized Funding Resource Centre Society (IFRC)
Right Fit Coordinator, Disability Alliance BC
Right Fit Accessible Housing Coordinator, Disability Alliance BC
Senior Researcher, BC Housing