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Fireside chat with Sam Turcott, BC’s Accessibility Secretariat
January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
Get to know BC’s Accessibility Secretariat in this casual ConnecTogether webinar. Sam will share some of his current work, respond to participant questions, and take input on how government can continue to promote greater access and inclusion for persons with disabilities.
• Describe the work of the Accessibility Secretariat.
• Understand the role of the Accessibility Secretariat within the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
• Describe key initiatives underway to promote greater accessibility.
Sam Turcott was appointed Executive Lead, Accessibility Secretariat, in January 2019 in order to support the development of provincial accessibility legislation.
Prior to that, Sam was the Executive Director of Policy and Programs with Disability Alliance of British Columbia (DABC), a charitable organization that promotes the dignity and independence of people with disabilities throughout the province. Sam has experience and expertise in a range of areas including, engagement with the disability community, supports and services for persons with disabilities, community inclusion initiatives, and accessible employment programs.
As Executive Lead, Sam is responsible for promoting greater accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. Through his role with the Accessibility Secretariat team, he continues to work on breaking down barriers for people living with disabilities.
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