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Measuring Up is a network of community leaders that have a commitment to increasing accessibility, employment, recreation, literacy and volunteerism for people with a disability.

This committee acts as a resource to community and business groups that have a desire to be more inclusive and accessible to Surrey.

We promote accessibility and inclusion for Surrey residents by:

  • Providing a virtual hub of resources and support
  • Offering accessibility consulting services
  • Facilitating accessibility and inclusion thinking and actions in decision makers
  • Acting as role models in Surrey and demonstrating what is possible
  • Planning for succession

To learn more about this committee, contact Tara Roberts by email at troberts@surrey.ca or by phone at 604-591-4301

Measuring Up Committee Members (Left to Right – Top Row): Ron Bergen, Ken Inaba, Nate Toevs, Janice Huber,Kimberly Ranger Wood, Tariq Mehboob (Left to Right – Bottom Row): Kerri Christensen, Kim Rose, Tara Roberts, Glenda Watson-Hyatt, Marco Pasqua Absent: Stan Leyenhorst, Coreen Windbiel, Pete Hohmann

Measuring Up Committee Members
(Left to Right – Top Row): Ron Bergen, Ken Inaba, Nate Toevs, Janice Huber,Kimberly Ranger Wood, Tariq Mehboob

(Left to Right – Bottom Row): Kerri Christensen, Kim Rose, Tara Roberts, Glenda Watson-Hyatt, Marco Pasqua

Absent: Stan Leyenhorst, Coreen Windbiel, Pete Hohmann

Community in Action

City of Surrey – Committed to Disability Confidence

The City of Surrey is focused on attracting, hiring and promoting a diverse workforce that includes individuals with disabilities.

  • Surrey has partnered with Abilities in Mind to increase capacity to build an inclusive workplace culture.

  • In October 2015, the City of Surrey hosted and was honoured at the 2nd Annual Innovative Labour Solutions Awards in the “Large Business” category.

  • Twenty-one Surrey facilities were audited and reviewed for accessibility, with additional facilities to receive new accessibility audits in 2016.

  • The City provides training for Emergency Social Services staff and volunteers to understand the support needs of individuals with disabilities.

  • Surreys Measuring Up Committee is a network of community leaders that have a commitment to increasing accessibility, employment, recreation, literacy and volunteerism for people with a disability.

List of our members and the organizations they represent:

Stan Leyenhorst                             Rick Hansen Foundation

Kim Rose                                          Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Coreen Windbiel                              Surrey Association for Community Living

Kimberly Ranger Wood                    Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf & Director at the BC Cultural Society for the Deaf

Tariq Mehboob                                 Community Living BC

Pete Hohmann                                City of Surrey – Community and Recreation Services, Guildford Recreation Centre

Ron Bergen                                      CNIB and Translink Accessibility Committee Member

Glenda Watson-Hyatt                       Motivational Speaker

Janice Huber                                    AVIA Employment Services

Nate Toevs                                       Neil Squire Solutions

Marco Pasqua                                  City of Surrey – Parks, Recreation and Culture, Accessibility & Inclusion

Ken Inaba                                         AVIA Employment Services

Tara Roberts                                    City of Surrey – Parks, Recreation and Culture

Kerri Christensen                            City of Surrey – Community and Recreation Services, Healthy Communities