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 email@example.com or by phone at 604-591-4301
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.
Surrey’s 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
Tariq Mehboob Community Living BC
Glenda Watson-Hyatt Motivational Speaker
Janice Huber AVIA Employment Services
Nate Toevs Neil Squire Solutions
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