The Resort Municipality of Whistler is currently studying a potential new well supply source located along the Valley Trail (between Rainbow Park and Lorimer Road). Read more.
Measuring Up with Community Partners
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has taken a leadership role in the community’s move toward being more inclusive and accessible. Whistler has signed on to Measuring Up, a program designed to assist municipalities and communities in British Columbia assess the degree to which their citizens with disabilities are active participants in community life. Measuring Up is about creating an accessibility strategy that encompasses much more than a focus on just physical change to the environment.
As a key dimension of social inclusion, this project will not only allow but also invite all community members to become more meaningfully engaged in civic decision-making.
In 2003, an accessibility audit of Whistler Village was prepared as part of the bid for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. As a result, the RMOW launched an effort to address the barriers identified by the access audit and began the process of developing an accessibility strategy. Community members were invited to form an advisory group to assist staff in identifying priorities and appropriate remedies.
Simultaneously, 2010 Legacies Now developed a framework referred to as Measuring Up for communities throughout the province to achieve accessibility and inclusivity.
In 2006, Whistler was approached by Legacies Now to become a pilot community in the application of the Measuring Up framework.
Shortly thereafter, the Whistler 2020 process, which responds to community needs and proposals, recommended developing an Accessibility Strategy to address the deficiencies revealed by the 2003 audit.
In late 2009, RMOW Council created the Measuring Up Select Committee of Council, a permanent advisory body that works to address accessibility issues and find corresponding solutions.
In late 2009, Whistler council created the Measuring Up Select Committee of Council, a permanent advisory body that works to address accessibility issues and find corresponding solutions.
Measuring Up Select Committee of Council Minutes:
- January 2012 Minutes
- February 2012 (no meeting held)
- March 2012 (no meeting held)
- April 2012 Minutes
- May 2012 Minutes
- June 2012 (waiting approval)
- July 2012 (no meeting held)
- August 2012 (no meeting held)
- January 2011 Minutes
- February 2011 Minutes
- April 2011 Minutes
- May 2011 Minutes
- June 2011 Minutes
- July 2011 Minutes
- August 2011 Minutes
- September 2011 Minutes
- January 2010 Minutes
- June 2010 Minutes
- July 2010 Minutes
- August 2010 Minutes
- September 2010 Minutes
- October 2010 Minutes
- November 2010 Minutes
- The Whistler Chamber of Commerce is the leading business association in Whistler that works to create a vibrant and successful economy. Representing over 800 members, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce is the Voice of Business. The Chamber seeks to support its membership with ongoing support and resources to meet their vision. Accessibility is a key factor in allowing diversity to prosper.
- Tourism Whistler
- Whistler Blackcomb
- Whistler Adaptive
- Whistler Community Services Society
- Mature Action Committee
- Community members living with a permanent disability